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Winfrey, Oprah

Works: 651 works in 1,150 publications in 7 languages and 84,635 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Juvenile works  History  Film and video adaptations  Quotations  Popular works  Interviews  Life skills guides 
Roles: Actor, Host, Narrator, Speaker, Producer, Dedicatee, Performer, Interviewer, Interviewee, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Oprah Winfrey
The color purple by Alice Walker ( Visual )
50 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 4,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The heart-wrenching story of a young black girl in the early 20th century who's forced into a brutal marriage and separated from her sister
Make the connection : ten steps to a better body--and a better life by Bob Greene ( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oprah Winfrey and Bob Greene tell you exactly what to do every day, physically and mentally, to start looking and feeling fantastic. Oprah shares personal stories of her own weight loss battles and together she and Bob provide loads of encouragement and advice as they walk you through their ten simple steps towards a healthier and happier existence
Charlotte's web by E. B White ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 2,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fern is a young farm girl who rescues the runt, Wilbur. Wilbur the pig is saved from certain death and Fern visits him every day at her Uncle Homer's farm. But it's Wilbur's friendship with Charlotte the spider that ultimately saves him from the "smoke house." Charlotte's talent for weaving praiseworthy words about Wilbur into her web turns the Zuckerman farm into a tourist attraction
Bee movie ( Visual )
11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Having just graduated from college, Barry B. Benson finds himself disillusioned with the prospect of having only one career choice - honey. As he ventures outside of the hive for the first time, he breaks one of the cardinal rules of the bee world and talks to a human, a New York City florist named Vanessa. He is shocked to discover that the humans have been stealing and eating the bee's honey for centuries. He ultimately realizes that his true calling in life is to set the world right by suing the human race. That is until the ensuing chaos upsets the very balance of nature. It is up to Barry to prove that even a little bee can spell big changes in the world
Precious (based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire) by Sapphire ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 2,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1987, obese, illiterate, black 16-year-old Claireece 'Precious' Jones lives in Harlem with her dysfunctional family. She has been raped and impregnated twice by her father, Carl. She suffers constant physical, mental and sexual abuse from her unemployed mother, Mary. After getting pregnant for the second time, Precious is suspended from her school. Her principal arranges to have her attend an alternative school where her new teacher, Ms. Rain, helps Precious learn to read and she responds to this glimmer of hope. Precious also meets Mrs. Weiss, a social worker, and discovers the abuse and incest that Precious has had to endure. Her father dies of AIDS and Precious learns that she is now HIV-positive
The princess and the frog by Ron Clements ( Visual )
11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Orleans. Arrogant, carefree Prince Naveen and hardworking waitress Tiana cross paths. Prince Naveen is transformed into a frog by a conniving voodoo magician. Tiana follows suit when she decides to kiss the amphibian royalty. With the help of a trumpet-playing alligator, a Cajun firefly, and an old blind lady who lives in a boat in a tree, Naveen and Tiana must race to break the spell and fulfill their dreams
The great debaters ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story
Beloved by Jonathan Demme ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved". Sethe and Denver take her in and then strange things start to happen
Lee Daniels' the butler ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspired by a true story, Cecil Gaines is a devoted husband, father, and White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of twentieth century America
Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives by Whoopi Goldberg ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record
Their eyes were watching God ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the mores of her small town
Hey, Boo Harper Lee & To kill a mockingbird ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifty years after winning the Pulitzer Prize, To Kill a Mockingbird remains a beloved best seller and quite possibly the most influential American novel of the 20th century. Mary McDonagh Murphy's Hey, Boo explores the To Kill a Mockingbird phenomenon and unravels some of the mysteries surrounding Harper Lee, including why she never published again. It also brings to light the context and history of the novel's Deep South setting and the social changes it inspired after publication
Our friend, Martin ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Authentic historical footage is blended with colorful animations as students learn about the civil rights leader who challenged all Americans to turn his dream of freedom into reality
Life by David Attenborough ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four years in the making, and filmed over 3000 days across every continent and in every habitat, see 130 incredible stories from frontiers of the natural world. Discover the glorious variety of life on Earth and the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to stay alive. This is evolution in action: individual creatures under extreme pressure to overcome challenges from adversaries and their environment
Miss representation ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses ways in which the media openly degrades women. Features commentary from many influential women in media and politics
Journey to Beloved by Oprah Winfrey ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oprah Winfrey shares her inspiration for turning Toni Morrison's novel Beloved into a motion picture and, in an almost daily log, records her thoughts and feelings during the making of the film, in which she portrays the character "Sethe." Includes a foreword by director Jonathan Demme
Conscious women, conscious relationships true stories of wisdom & awareness on the path of relationships ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
O's big book of happiness : the best of O, the Oprah magazine : wisdom, wit, advice, interviews, and inspiration ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"You can't buy happiness, so why not grow your own? All you need is a piece of fertile ground (your beautiful mind) plus some hardy seeds of wisdom, creativity, and plain good sense. In this inspiring new collection from the pages of O, The Oprah Magazine, more than 75 warm, wise, and insightful contributors write about beating the blues, dropping the weight, kissing fear goodbye, making your dreams real, and putting your best face forward (with a little help from the right haircut, of course)"--Jacket
Emmanuel's gift ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ghana is not a good place to have a disability--parents either poison their disabled children, or leave them to die in the forest--it's called "seeing off." At best, the disabled are expected to be beggars. Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah was born with one deformed leg, which led his father to abandon his mother. Until her early death, she championed her son, enrolling him in school and taking him to various doctors searching for a cure. Her encouragement proved long lasting, as this documentary tells how Emmanuel became a successful amputee athlete. Today, he works to bring political and social change to Ghana's disabled
Native son ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bigger Thomas, the black chauffeur for the wealthy Dalton family, is accused of the murder of the Daltons' daughter Mary. The search for Mary's missing body and Thomas' trial shake the family and the city of Chicago, exposing the fears and prejudices of the late 1940's
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Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.01 for Learning a ... to 0.50 for Oprah Winf ...)
Alternative Names
Oprah, 1954-
Winfrey, Oprah Gail
Winfrey, Oprah Gail 1954-
English (301)
French (7)
Spanish (4)
German (1)
Chinese (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Dutch (1)