Whoopi Goldberg has a reputation as a comedic actor, outspoken activist and humanitarian with a predisposition for controversial and stinging one-liners. But a lesser known fact is that Goldberg, one of the hosts of the highly-rated daytime talk show “The View” has had a very successful, historic and versatile career that boasts a resume only a few entertainers can claim.

In 2002 Whoopi Goldberg became one of a very elite group of artists who have won: a Grammy Award,(Whoopi Goldberg, 1985); the Academy Award (Ghost, 1991); the Golden Globe (The Color Purple, 1985 and Ghost, 1991); the Emmy (as host of AMC’s Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel, 2002), and a Tony (producer of Thoroughly Modern Millie, 2002).

With the help of imdb.com, biography and celebrityworth.com, rolling out looks back over the life of Whoopi Goldberg.

Terry Shropshire

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