A big Happy Birthday shout goes out to TV Queen, mogul, billionaire, actress and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey! She is celebrating her 59th birthday today! I remember back in the day when she was on the air celebrating 40; which was such a milestone in her life. And here she is at 59 still doing her thing! Go TV Queen!

May God bless Oprah with many more birthdays to come!

Oprah was named after a character in what book of the Bible?

a) Esther

b) Ruth

c) Joshua

Oprah starred in what short-lived TV drama?

a) Brewster Place

b) Generations

c) The Yellow Rose

Oprah earned an Oscar nomination for her role in what movie?

a) Bee Movie

b) Beloved

c) The Color Purple

Birthday Profile: Oprah

  • She’s the richest African-American of the 20th Century.
  • She’s a talk show host, producer and Oscar-nominated actress (she got a Best Supporting Actress nod in 1986 for The Color Purple and also starred in the movie Beloved) who launched her own cable TV network, OWN, in 2011.
  • In 1993, Winfrey hosted a rare prime-time interview with Michael Jackson, which became the fourth most-watched event in American television history as well as the most-watched interview ever, with an audience of 36.5 million.
  • In 2006, Winfrey said in a statement that she is opposed to rap lyrics that “marginalize women,” but enjoys some rap artists, including Kanye West, who appeared on her show.

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