For the majority of her stardom, Oprah Winfrey was a true anomaly. She was an unconventional and unique character, one who made people smile and remember things they did not want to forget. In fact, what she loved most about being in front of the camera was that she had a chance to share what made her feel and what she thought made the world a better place.
Oprah was born Olivia Coleman on June 8, 1943 in Memphis, Tennessee. Her childhood was not as hectic as many women who were born into situations that led them to their dreams and careers in show business. The only true difference between her childhood and the lives of most women today was the fact that she went to a great public school, who, due to her mother’s good relations with the city officials, was given an excellent education.
While a teenager, her life took a dramatic turn when her family moved from Mississippi to New York City to pursue their dreams in show business. A little girl growing up in a city like New York, where money was tight made her an ideal student in class and even won awards for her efforts. In addition, her father worked with one of the biggest recording companies in the world, which meant they could send her to wherever she wanted to go.
When Olivia Coleman returned home, her family was now much richer than they were before she came to the city. This change in the lifestyle of her family did not seem to effect her ability to succeed in show business. To her surprise, she and her sister were invited to join the young George Sanders, a future talk show host, as assistants.
However, their choice in career was not to have a successful career in show business. They decided that authoring would be a more interesting and lucrative job. That decision was a brilliant one, and the two sisters became best-selling authors.
Both had humble beginnings. Despite their impressive careers, they found that living out of suitcases and bags in New York City was not an appealing thought for either of them. It was during this time that Oprah realized how important it was to be able to carry her books with her, even if she had to carry them in her hands. Unfortunately, no one at that time could tell her what a beautiful book it was, so she had to carry it in her hands, at which point she decided that people would enjoy reading about things other than herself.
At the time of writing this article, Olivia Coleman is still in the midst of her book tour. After eleven years, she is still a best-selling author and on top of all her awards and accolades, she also holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest author to reach a million dollars. She has traveled all over the world promoting her books and is currently in the process of building a mansion in Westchester County, New York.
To see how Olivia Coleman continues to keep her name in the news, it is not surprising that the television series Who Wants to Be a Millionaire would bring her back as a guest. And while many people might have trouble understanding how such a small girl from humble beginnings can become a celebrity like Oprah, Olivia Coleman certainly has done the impossible and stayed ahead of the curve. The days of juggling suitcases and bags are over for Olivia Coleman, and now she has a very nice house to show for it.
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