Oprah Winfrey Adjectives

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When you hear adjectives like multimedia mogul, multi-talented, transcending, illuminating, generous, abused, self-hating, and beloved, who comes to mind? Oprah Gail Winfrey embodies all of the above adjectives and many more. She was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi to single parent, Vernita Lee. In Oprah’s early life, her maternal grandmother had to raise her, while her mother sought employment away from the home. Her early life consisted of the joys of reading books, attending church, and unfortunately, a horrific introduction to repeated sexual assaults by male relatives and family friends all at the tender age of six. She succumbed to molestation up to the age of thirteen, which led to a teenage life of promiscuity. She …show more content…
Her show later became a nationally syndicated phenomenon seen in one hundred-forty countries. With her career in broadcast journalism and a host of her own talk show, the stage was set for her transition into film. In 1985, she found herself in the midst of what was soon to be the groundbreaking role of the feisty, “Sophia” in the most famous African American feature, “The Color Purple”, by Alice Walker. This was a dream come true because she adored the novel. Upon cementing the role of Sophia, Oprah was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Supporting Actor category; however, she did not take home the prize. Ironically, her screen husband named, Harpo, became the instrument for the creation of Harpo Production, Inc., which also spells Oprah in reverse.
Progressively, she went on to make several more films such as Brewster’s Place, Native Son, and Beloved. In addition to her film successes, she utilized Harpo Productions, Inc. to secure major victories garnering important interviews of the Hollywood elite, The Oprah Winfrey Leadership School in Africa, and the Oprah Winfrey Network. In the midst of her growing achievements, she never forgot her past, a past that haunted her throughout life. Oprah Gail Winfrey testified before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of the National Child Protection Act, which was later signed into law in
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Today, Oprah has achieved the first African American, female, billionaire status among a category of predominantly, white males between the ages of thirty to eighty years old. She has branched out to create extensions of her humanitarian message through outreaches such as The Dr. Phil Show, The Dr. Oz Show, and The Rachael Ray Show. However, her most notable accomplishment was her endorsement of Senator, Barack H. Obama of Chicago, Illinois who now holds the title of the forty-fourth President of the United States of America. Oprah has achieved immeasurable successes reaching even beyond her own

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