Which famous woman said, “Turn your wounds into wisdom?”
Where was Oprah born?
Oprah was born on January 29, 1954, in Kosciusko, Mississippi.
True or False: She came from a wealthy family.
False! Oprah was born to an impoverished single mother. They later moved to inner-city Milwaukee. Oprah was molested at a young age and got pregnant at the age of 14. Her son was born prematurely and died in infancy.
Oprah was the youngest news anchor at which station?
Oprah Winfrey was not only the youngest news anchor but was also the first black female news anchor at Nashville’s station WLAC (now WTVF).
In 1993, Winfrey hosted an interview with _______. This interview became one of the most widely watched events in history.
Over 36.5 million people watched Oprah’s interview with Michael Jackson. It became the most-watched interview and the 4th most-watched event in America’s television history.
True or False: Oprah’s real name is Orpah.
True! Oprah’s real name is Orpah Gayle Winfrey, after a Biblical figure in the book of Ruth. However, people kept spelling and saying her name wrong and called her Oprah. The name stuck, and she will forever be remembered as Oprah Gayle Winfrey.
How many years was The Oprah Winfrey Show on the air?
The Oprah Winfrey Show ran from September 8, 1986, to May 24, 2011, for a total of 25 years.