Whoopi Goldberg

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Whoopi Goldberg
Birth nameCaryn Elaine Johnson
Born (1955-11-13) November 13, 1955 (age 63)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
MediumStand-up, movies, television, theatre, books
Years active1982-present
GenresObservational comedy, black comedy, insult comedy, musical comedy, character comedy, satire
Subject(s)African-American culture, American politics, race relations, racism, marriage, sex, everyday life, pop culture, current events
InfluencesRichard Pryor,[1] George Carlin,[2] Carol Burnett, Woody Allen, Bill Cosby, Judy Garland
Alvin Martin
(m. 1973; div. 1979)

David Claessen
(m. 1986; div. 1988)

Lyle Trachtenberg
(m. 1994; div. 1995)
ChildrenAlexandrea Martin

Whoopi Goldberg (born Caryn Elaine Johnson; November 13, 1955) is an American actress, comedienne, author and talk show host. She made her movie debut in The Color Purple for which she won a Golden Globe Award. Goldberg was partners with Frank Langella from 1996 until they separated in 2001. She is currently a co-host on The View.

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Goldberg had a daughter when she was 18 years old. She became a grandmother when she was 34.[3]

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  1. Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$@!!, 2003, Comedy Central
  2. "A Tribute to George Carlin hosted by Whoopi Goldberg". New York Post. March 24, 2010. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  3. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1170874/As-smash-film-takes-stage-Ms-Goldberg-reveals-theres-habit-shake-Im-making-Whoopi.html

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