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Background: Born January 29th, 1954, in Kosciusko, Mississippi, Oprah Gail Winfrey was raised intermittently by her grandmother on a farm in Mississippi, her mother, who worked as a maid in Milwaukee, and her father, a barber and businessman in Nashville, TN. A bright child, Oprah learned to read at home, skipped kindergarten and second grade, and began working as a radio station reporter at 17. At 18, she was named Miss Black… Read More