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She grew up believing Vernon Winfrey was her biological father, however, in 2003, Mississippi farmer and World War II vet Noah Robinson Sr.
But it's perhaps because of that, and not in spite of it, that Oprah's story is an inspiration for the ages. Her first name is actually spelled Orpah on her birth certificate after a biblical figure in the Book of Ruth, but people mispronounced it and Oprah stuck.3.
The world learned of Oprah's secret pregnancy in 1990 when a family sold the story to the 's February 2007 issue, the Associated Press reported it was her deceased half-sister Patricia who, as Oprah wrote, "sat in a room, told them the story of my hidden shame and left their offices ,000 richer." 11.
high school, Oprah returned to Nashville for good to live with Vernon, where education at East Nashville High School became a priority.
And then when I put on my Sunday dress, I was bleeding from the welts.
And then she was very upset with me because I got blood on the dress.
As she revealed on her talk show in 1986, Oprah was molested by a 19-year-old cousin when she was only nine years old.
We could go on and on and on, but you get the point.And I was playing in the water with my fingers, and my grandmother had seen me out the window and she didn't like it," she told David Letterman in 2012."She whipped me so badly that I had welts on my back and the welts would bleed.At just 19, she became both the youngest news anchor and first black female anchor for Nashville's WLAC-TV, leaving TSU, where she was studying communications, to do so. After an eight-year stint co-hosting a local morning show in Baltimore, Maryland, she relocated to Chicago to take over WLS-TV's low-rated half-hour morning show, AM Chicago, in 1983.Her first episode aired on January 2, 1984 and, within months, the show went from last place to besting Donahue as the highest-rated talk show in Chicago.17.
In 1971, after winning Nashville's Miss Fire Prevention contest, the pageant's sponsor, radio station WVOL, offered her a job reading the afternoon headlines on air.14.