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January 29, 1954) is an American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer and philanthropist.She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, broadcast from Chicago, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and ran in national syndication for 25 years from 1986 to 2011.Her grandmother taught her to read before the age of three and took her to the local church, where she was nicknamed "The Preacher" for her ability to recite Bible verses.When Winfrey was a child, her grandmother would hit her with a stick when she did not do chores or if she misbehaved in any way.However, the East Asian markers may, given the imprecision of genetic testing, actually be Native American.After Winfrey's birth, her mother traveled north, and Winfrey spent her first six years living in rural poverty with her maternal grandmother, Hattie Mae (Presley) Lee (April 15, 1900 – February 27, 1963), who was so poor that Winfrey often wore dresses made of potato sacks, for which the local children made fun of her.She was then recruited to join Richard Sher as co-host of WJZ's local talk show People Are Talking, which premiered on August 14, 1978.

She has stated that she was molested during her childhood and early teens and became pregnant at 14; her son was born prematurely and died in infancy.She moved to Baltimore's WJZ-TV in 1976 to co-anchor the six o'clock news.In 1977, she was removed as co-anchor and worked in lower profile positions at the station.Winfrey's career choice in media would not have surprised her grandmother, who once said that ever since Winfrey could talk, she was on stage.As a child, she played games interviewing her corncob doll and the crows on the fence of her family's property.

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