Today in History: Oprah Winfrey is Born

oprah300On this day January 29, 1954 was born Oprah Winfrey, an actress, movie maker, and talk show host. Oprah Winfrey was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Ms. Winfrey will make television history with her talk show “Oprah”. She will also become known for her philanthropic efforts as well as for being one of the richest persons in the country.

At the end of the 20th century, Life listed Winfrey as both the most influential woman and the most influential black person of her generation, and in a cover story profile the magazine called her “America’s most powerful woman”.

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