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Oprah Winfrey

Talk Show Host, Actor (born 29-Jan-1954)


Bill Adler. The Uncommon Wisdom of Oprah Winfrey: A Portrait in Her Own Words. Carol Publishing Group. 1996. 334pp.

Nellie Bly. Oprah! Up Close and Down Home. Kensington Publishing. 1993. 383pp.

Cecilia Konchar Farr. Reading Oprah: How Oprah's Book Club Changed the Way America Reads. SUNY Press. 2005. 164pp.

Helen S. Garson. Oprah Winfrey: A Biography. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2004. 200pp.

Jennifer Harris; Elwood Watson (editors). The Oprah Phenomenon. University Press of Kentucky. 2007. 312pp.

Eva Illouz. Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery: An Essay on Popular Culture. Columbia University Press. 2003. 300pp.

Kitty Kelley. Oprah: A Biography. New York: Crown. 2010. 544pp.

Norman King. Everybody Loves Oprah! Her Remarkable Life Story. Morrow. 1987. 222pp.

Ken Lawrence. The World According to Oprah: An Unauthorized Portrait in Her Own Words. Andrews McMeel Publishing. 2005. 160pp.

Janet Lowe. Oprah Winfrey Speaks: Insights from the World's Most Influential Voice. John Wiley & Sons. 2001. 224pp.

George Mair. Oprah Winfrey: The Real Story. New York: Kensington Publishing Corporation. 1994. 376pp.

Stephen Mansfield. Where Has Oprah Taken Us? The Religious Influence of the World's Most Famous Woman. Thomas Nelson. 2011. 272pp.

Marcia Z. Nelson. The Gospel According to Oprah. Westminster John Knox Press. 2005. 105pp.

Kathleen Rooney. Reading with Oprah: The Book Club That Changed America. University of Arkansas Press. 2008. 284pp.

Marianne Ruuth. Oprah Winfrey: Entertainer. Holloway House Publishing. 1997. 208pp.

Robert Waldron. Oprah!. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1987. 201pp.

Sherryl Wilson. Oprah, Celebrity and Formations of Self. Palgrave Macmillan. 2004. 230pp.

Geraldine Woods. The Oprah Winfrey Story: Speaking Her Mind: An Authorized Biography. Dillon Press. 1992. 79pp.


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  2. Twitter: @Oprah

  3. LinkedIn: owinfrey


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.320)

  8. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.1511)

  9. Les Brown's Encyclopedia of Television (p.620)

  10. Celebrity Register 5th Issue (p.586)

  11. 100 Greatest African Americans: A Biographical Encyclopedia (pp.322-23)

  12. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.805)

  13. Movers & Shakers: The 100 Most Influential Figures in Modern Business (pp.350-52)

  14. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.116)

  15. The Encyclopedia of Television (vol.3, pp.1848-50)

  16. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.5, pp.153-55)

  17. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.354)

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