Caption: David Letterman and Oprah Winfrey at event of Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
Producer, Actress, Soundtrack
Born: January 29, 1954
Star sign: Aquarius
Height: 5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Known for: The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986), The Color Purple (1985), Beloved (1998), Oprah: Where Are They Now? (2012)
Oprah Winfrey was born Orpah Gail Winfrey in Kosciusko, Mississippi, to Vernita Lee, a former maid, and Vernon Winfrey, a coal miner, barber, and city councilman. While Winfrey has been cited as the richest African American of the 20th century, she does not come from a rich, or even middle class, family. She was born in an economically troubled ...