Life in Film: Oprah Winfrey

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  • Oprah Winfrey, The Color Purple
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  • Oprah Winfrey
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  • Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry
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The Women of Brewster Place (1989)

Winfrey produced as well as starred in this critically acclaimed mini-series adaptation of Gloria Naylor's novel. She played the leading role of Mattie Michael, a single mother from the South who loses her home to bail her son out of jail, and has to move into an urban tenement where she finds comfort in the company of other women. The series also starred Lynn Whitfield, Cicely Tyson and a young Larenz Tate.

(Photo: ABC)

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