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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Oprah Winfrey  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi


Illinois Connection

Winfrey lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Winfrey is an American television presenter, media mogul and philanthropist. Her internationally-syndicated talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, has earned her multiple Emmy Awards and is the highest-rated talk show in the history of television. She is also an influential book critic, an Academy Award nominated actress, and a magazine publisher.

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