of Oprah Winfrey can be found at her official site: http://www.oprah.com/about/press/about_press_bio.jhtml.
For current history,
watch her TV Show.
(originally Orpah after the Biblical character), was born in Kosciusko,
Mississippi, to a Baptist family. There are conflicting reports as to how her name became
“Oprah.” According to a 1991 interview with the Academy of
Achievement, Winfrey claimed that her family and friends' inability to
pronounce “Orpah” caused them to put the “P” before the “R” in
every place else other than the birth certificate. However, there is the account that the midwife transposed letters while filling out the newborn's birth certificate.".......
integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know
whether you did it or not."
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Oprah Biography online
includes photos: http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9534419
of Oprah Biography Books