Watch Oprah Winfrey's Original 1983 Audition Tape

Via: TV Guide

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Oprah Winfrey‘s original audition for The Oprah Winfrey Show (then called A.M. Chicago) surfaced online this week, 30 years after the host first filmed it.


The tape, filmed in 1983, features a young Winfrey explaining the origins of her unusual name. “Originally, I was named from the Bible by Aunt Ida, who named me from Ruth, the first chapter at the fourteenth verse, Orpah, but no one knew how to spell in my home, and that’s why I ended up being Oprah,” Winfrey quipped.



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