Life in Film: Oprah Winfrey

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The Color Purple (1985)

Winfrey brought incredible depth and inner life to high-spirited yet distraught Sofia in this classic film, calling on her own experiences with abuse. Though it was her first-ever film role, Winfrey was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

(Photo: Warner Bros.)

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