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Winfrey, Oprah (b. 1954)

  • By: Jacob Park
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

U.S. talk show host and television producer

Born to unwed parents in Kosciusko, Mississippi, in 1954, Oprah Winfrey was raised by her maternal grandmother, who taught her how to read and nourished her lifelong love of public speaking. She still lives ...

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