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When she was six, she moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to live with her mother, who had given birth to another daughter, Patricia, in the six years that Oprah was living with her grandma.
came forward with a claim that he was her actual father. Oprah spent the first six years of her life living with her grandmother Hattie Mae Lee, who was so poor that the future media mogul often wore dresses made of potato sack.
So then I got another whipping for getting blood on the dress." 6.
Hattie Mae also taught Oprah how to read by the age of three and would take her to church, where she earned the nickname "The Preacher" for her ability to recite Bible verses.7.
'" The Oprah Winfrey Show began broadcasting nationally on September 8, 1986.18.
Before The Oprah Winfrey Show went national, Oprah was already a household name thanks to her work in Steven Spielberg's 1985 adaptation of The Color Purple.
There, she was voted Most Popular Girl and joined the speech team, which helped her secure a full scholarship to Tennessee State University.12.