Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Famous Women---O

 


Our Famous O is:

Oprah (1954-    )


Quick Facts:

Named after a biblical figure
in The Book of Ruth.

American Media proprietor-
Chairwoman of Harpo
Productions, OPRAH spelled
backwards.

Talk Show Host--The Oprah
Winfrey Show. It was the
highest rated television
program of it's kind in history.
Thought to have popularized
and revolutionized the tabloid
talk show genre.

Actress--The Color Purple and
many other movies and tele-
vision shows.

Producer--Films + Broadway.

Philanthropist--By 2013, she had
given away about 400 million to
educational causes.

Took her television staff and their
families (1065 people) to Hawaii
for vacation in 2006. This was a
"thank you" upon completion of
her last talk show episode.

Established The Oprah Winfrey
Leadership Academy for Girls in
South Africa which opened in
2007.

Author/Co-Author---Her memoir
The Life You Want is scheduled
for publication in 2017.
Co-authored five books.

She will join CBS' 60 Minutes
this fall as a special contributor.

Co-founded the cable station
Oxygen.

She calls seven different places
home, currently lives in
California.

Dating Stedman Graham. They
have been together since 1986.

Friends with Gale King, Maria
Shriver and considered Maya
Angelou her mentor and close
friend.

Born in rural poverty, now one
of the richest self-made women
in America.


Tomorrow will introduce you to
Famous P.

~Keep on Dreaming~

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