Life in Film: Oprah Winfrey

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  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Oprah Winfrey, The Color Purple
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  • Oprah Winfrey
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  • Oprah Winfrey
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  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry
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  • Oprah Winfrey

Native Son (1986)

Winfrey's follow-up to The Color Purple was another film based on a seminal literary work, Richard Wright's Native Son. In the black-and-white film, Winfrey plays the desperate and beleaguered mother of main character Bigger Thomas, a young man on trial for the murder of a white woman. Though the film was critically panned, Winfrey was regarded as a bright spot among an otherwise misguided cast.

(Photo: Cinecom Pictures)

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