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Whoopi Goldberg (uncredited)

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg is one of a very elite group of artists who have won the Grammy (Whoopi Goldberg, 1985), the Academy Award (Ghost, 1991), the Golden Globe (The Color Purple, 1985 and Ghost, 1991), the Emmy (as host of AMC's Beyond Tara:  The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel, 2002 and a Daytime Emmy for The View in 2009) and a Tony (Producer of Thoroughly Modern Millie, 2002). She is equally well-known for her humanitarian efforts on behalf of children, the homeless, human rights, education, substance abuse, and the battle against AIDS, as well as many other causes and charities. Among her many charitable activities, Whoopi is a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations. Born and raised in New York City, Whoopi worked in theater and improvisation in San Diego and the Bay Area, where she performed with the Blake Street Hawkeyes theater troupe. It was there that she created the characters which became The Spook Show and evolved into her hit Broadway show, Grammy Award-winning album and the HBO special that helped launch her career.


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