Oprah Winfrey Miss Black Tennessee 1971
Pageant Winners > Miss Black Tennessee, Miss Fire Prevention- Oprah Winfrey
At age, she became the youngest person and the first African-American woman to anchor the news at Nashville's WTVF-TV. In 1985, the A.M. Chicago Show which she hosted, was re-named The Oprah Winfrey Show - which became the highest rated talk show in television history. That year, she made her acting debut as "Sofia" in Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple. She was nominated for both Academy Award® and Golden Globe honors.
In 2000, Oprah and Hearst Magazines launched O, The Oprah Magazine, a monthly women's lifestyle magazine.In 2006, she fulfilled her dream of founding an elite private educational program for impoverished African girls when she founded The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy.
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