"Orpah" was the intended spelling of Oprah Winfrey's name, but it was misspelled on her birth certificate. Born in Mississippi in 1954, the media magnate's intended name was the name of the sister-in-law of the Biblical Ruth.
More about Oprah Winfrey:
- Oprah's first talk show debuted in 1984, and went national in 1986.
- Oprah has acted in 16 films, including The Color Purple, Before Women Had Wings, and Beloved.
- "The Oprah Bill" was signed in 1993 by President Clinton after Oprah testified before a US Senate Judiciary Committee to establish a database of convicted child abusers.