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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Whoopi Goldberg

Stearns, Scott; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Actress Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson on November 12, 1955 in Manhattan, New York. She dropped out of high school to study with theatre practitioner Uta Hagen at HB Studio and performed with experimental theatre groups in Berkeley, California where she developed her first major comedic work, a one-woman series of character monologues called The Spook Show. Renamed Whoopi Goldberg, the show caught the eye of Steven Spielberg during its Broadway run, landing Goldberg the lead role in The Color Purple. Goldberg was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and appeared in countless films, television series, and stage performances, becoming one of twelve individuals who have won Emmy, Grammy, Tony, and Oscar awards. A lifelong Star Trek fan, Goldberg had a recurring role on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Goldberg is a bestselling author and produced television and stage projects. She also works as a moderator on the tv talk show The View.
Performers
Julieanna L. Richardson, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
85 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
Credits
Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded New York, New York 2016 October 5.
Description
1 online resource (2 video files (1 hr., 24 min., 40 sec.)) : sound, color
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