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Title:
Oprah Winfrey : talk show host and actress
Author:
Patterson, Lillie.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Hillside, N.J., U.S.A. : Enslow, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Traces the life of the dynamic actress and talk show host, from her humble beginnings in Mississippi to her achievements in broadcasting and film.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780894902895
Format :
Book

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Traces the life of the dynamic actress and talk show host, from her humble beginnings in Mississippi to her achievements in broadcasting and film.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-7-- Although both of these prominent women surmounted numerous barriers in their struggles for success, these biographies present their life stories in an upbeat, inspiring, and readable manner. Growing up during the '30s and '40s, Friedan excelled academically but always grappled with her need to have a career and the strong desire to have a family. The authors chronicle her lifelong campaign to enlighten the nation about the necessity of equality for women. Other biographies available include Milton Meltzer's shorter work, Betty Friedan: A Voice for Women's Rights (Viking, 1985) and Justine Blau's more scholarly Betty Friedan (Chelsea House, 1990). At an early age, Winfrey developed the strong personality and stage presence that enabled her to overcome racial and gender barriers to become a beauty queen, TV personality, actress, and owner of her own production company. Several adult biographies depicting Winfrey's life have been written but this is the only one available for this reading level. Black-and-white photographs of uneven quality accompany these texts. --April L. Judge, Thousand Oaks Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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