Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg Brief Biography

Whoopi Goldberg
Caryn Elaine Johnson (born November 13, 1955), known professionally as Whoopi Goldberg (), is an American actress, comedian, author and television host. She has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for her work in television and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Oscar, and a Tony Award. She was the second black woman in the history of the Academy Awards to win an acting Oscar.

In the period drama film The Color Purple (1985), her breakthrough role was playing Celie, a mistreated black woman in the Deep South, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. In the romantic fantasy film Ghost (1990), Goldberg played Oda Mae Brown, an eccentric psychic who helped a slain man (Patrick Swayze) save his lover (Demi Moore), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Whoopi Goldberg News

• The Almanac for November 13, the 317th day of 2019
• Whoopi Goldberg doing "OK" after health scare: "I'm not dead"
• Bryce Dallas Howard named 2019 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year
• The Almanac for Nov. 13, the 317th day of 2018

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