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Oprah Winfrey was born Kosciusko Mississippi on a farm This is where she began her broadcasting career by learning to read aloud and perform recitations at the age of three At age six she moved to Milwaukee and lived with her mother till the age of 13 Oprahs broadcasting career started age 17 when she was hired by WVOL radio in Nashville Two years later she signed with WTVF-TV in Nashville as a reporter and anchor Oprah attended Tennessee State University where she majored in Speech Communications and Performing Arts In 1976 she moved to Baltimore to join WJZ-TV as a news co-anchor In 1978 she became co-host of the talk show People Are Talking while continuing to serve as an anchor and reporter In January 1984 she went to Chicago to host WLS-TVs AM Chicago In less than a year Oprah turned the show into one of the hottest shows in Chicago After that the show was then extended to one hour and in September 1985 it was renamed the The Oprah Winfrey Show In June 1987 in it s first year of eligibility The Oprah Winfrey Show received three Daytime Emmy Awards The three awards that were received were in the category of Outstanding Host Outstanding Talk Program and Outstand Direction In 1985 Oprah had her film debut as Sophia in the movie The Color Purple She received nominations in the Global Awards and the Academy Awards for best Supporting Actress In 1987 Oprah hosted the Daytime Emmy Awards In 1988 Harpo Productions Inc renovated a gigantic production facility and built itself a home In 1991 Oprah initiated a campaign to establish a national database of convicted child abusers Time Magazine named Oprah Winfrey one of the 100 Most Influential People of the 20th Century In 1998 Oprah received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Oprah Winfrey was the first African-American woman to become a billionaire
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