Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Important Oprah facts


If you are an American Housewife there are two women who will be your guide in almost everything you do from the moment you wake up to the moment you close your eyes to say goodbye to a day full of little screaming children, dishes and cranky husbands: Martha Stewart and Oprah Winfrey ofcourse! One went to jail and the other became the most powerfull celebrity in the world according to Forbes. So it's time for you to learn some necessary facts about the latter. Maybe you are not a member of her bookclub, maybe you have never even seen her show (according to an unpublished research done by the American Governoment there are still two people left in the USA who never have seen the Oprah Winfrey show) but no one will notice if you can spit up these facts. My advice: Learn them by heard. So you will go unnoticed by them die-hard Oprah fans. Because once they find out you do not really like her ... oh my god the horror.

Full Name: Oprah Gale Winfrey

Born on 29th January 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi.

Parents: Vernita Lee and Vernon Winfrey. They were still teenagers when their (soon to be) legendary daughter was born. Oprah grew up in poverty.

Her name was intended to be Orpah, but it was misspelled on her birth certificate.

She grew up in poverty. She received her first pair of shoes at age 6. She learned to read at age 2½. When it was time for her to start kindergarten, she wrote a note to her teacher insisting she should be in first grade. The teacher agreed and after finishing that grade she was then skipped to third grade.

The Oprah Winfrey Show has remained the number one talk show for 18 consecutive seasons. The show is seen by an estimated 30 million viewers a week in the United States and is broadcast internationally in 111 countries. So eat your hearts out Jerry Spinger and Ricky Lake!

Oprah her production company is called Harpo. An anagram of her own name and also the name of the husband of the character Sofia she played in Steven Spielbergs' "The Color Purple."

Oprah was nominated for an oscar for her role as Sofia in "The color purple", but was glad she didn't win. She thought she was too fat at the time to go on stage to accept the award.

Oprah her best friend is
Gayle King. They have been friends for over 20 years and talk to each other at least once every day.

Oprah her boyfriend is called Stedman. They have been togetther since 1986. They never married and according to Oprah they never will. Because Oprah doesn't believe in Marriage.

Oprah her height: 5'7" (1.70m). That is why Tom Cruise only wants to stand next to Oprah if she is seated down.

Oprah is estimated to have a whooping 1 billion dollar on her bank account. Which makes her the richest black woman in history. At least she can do some serious shopping if necessary.

Personal qoute: "Lots of people want to ride with you in the Limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the Limo breaks down."

Sources:
www.oprah.com
www.famousheights.com
www.absoluteastronomy.com

www.imdb.com

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