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Whoopi Goldberg

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Whoopi Goldberg

American comedian, actress, singer-songwriter, political activist, author and talk show hostadd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1955.

Countries: United States (72%), United Kingdom (7%), (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: The View (U.S. TV series), Billy Crystal, Robin Williams

Linked to: The Magic Schoolbus, Comic Relief USA, Harlem Globetrotters, National Rifle Association

 

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Whoopi Goldberg was born in 1955 add something


1970

Stand-up comedy - From the 1970s to the 90s, different styles of comedy began to emerge, from the madcap stylings of Robin Williams, to the odd observations of Jerry Seinfeld and Ellen DeGeneres, the ironic musings of Steven Wright, to the mimicry of Whoopi Goldberg, and Eddie Murphy


1973

In 1973, when Goldberg was 18, she and Alvin Martin had one daughter, Alexandrea. add something


1980

Sherry Glaser - Glaser's inspiration for solo performance came while practicing improvisation in the early 1980s in San Diego in the company of Whoopi Goldberg, Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy

 

Thomas Schlamme - Throughout the 1980s, he produced a number of specials on various entertainers including Whoopi Goldberg and Rowan Atkinson


1983

Goldberg created The Spook Show, a one-woman show composed of different character monologues, in 1983. add something


1985

The Color Purple was released in late 1985, and was a critical and commercial success. add something

 

Randy Jackson - In 1985, Keith Richards was asked to provide music for the Whoopi Goldberg comedy vehicle "Jumpin' Jack Flash"


1986

Billy Crystal - In 1986, Crystal started hosting "Comic Relief" on HBO with Robin Williams and Whoopi Goldberg

 

Jumpin' Jack Flash - In 1986, the song's title was used for the Whoopi Goldberg film "Jumpin' Jack Flash"


1987

Nelvana - In 1987, Michael Hirsh produced Nelvana's first self-made film of this calibre, the Whoopi Goldberg comedy "Burglar"

 

Lawrence Block - The second novel, "The Burglar in The Closet" was filmed in 1987 as "Burglar", with Whoopi Goldberg as Bernie


1988

Alaine Laughton - In 1988, Alaine appeared in movie "Clara's Heart" alongside Whoopi Goldberg

 

Neil Patrick Harris - Medoff later cast him in his 1988 film "Clara's Heart", a drama starring Whoopi Goldberg based on the novel of the same name by Joseph Olshan


1989

Goldberg became a grandmother at the age of 34 when her 16 year-old daughter gave birth to a daughter, Amarah Skye. add something


1990

In January 1990, Goldberg starred with Jean Stapleton in the TV situation comedy Bagdad Cafe. add something

 

Gilbert Cates - Cates is credited with re-energizing the Academy Awards shows he produced 14 times between 1990 and 2008, recruiting Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, David_Letterman, Steve Martin, Chris Rock and Jon Stewart as hosts

 

Patrick Swayze - His biggest hit came in 1990, when he starred in "Ghost", with Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg

 

Bagdad Cafe - In 1990 the film was re-created as a television series starring James Gammon, Whoopi Goldberg, Cleavon_Little, and Jean Stapleton, with Stapleton as the abandoned tourist, and Goldberg as the restaurant operator

 

Natalie Cole - In 1990, she sang the song "Mr. President" on HBO's "Comic Relief" special, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, Robin_Williams and Billy Crystal

 

Ghost (1990 film) - "'Ghost"' is a 1990 American romantic fantasy film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn, and Whoopi Goldberg


1991

Nancy Meyers - Also in 1991, Meyers contributed to the script for the ensemble comedy "Once Upon a Crime" , directed by Eugene Levy, and became one out of several script doctors consulted to work on the Whoopi Goldberg comedy "Sister Act"


1992

Goldberg at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival. add something

 

Paul Mauriat - In 1992 the song was featured prominently in the film "Sister Act" starring Whoopi Goldberg


1993

Mel Stewart - His last on screen appearance came in the 1993 film "Made in America", starring Whoopi Goldberg and Ted Danson

 

Blackface - In 1993, white actor Ted Danson ignited a firestorm of controversy when he appeared at a New York Friars' Club roast in blackface, delivering a risqué shtick written by his love interest, African-American comedian Whoopi Goldberg


1994

From 1994 to 1995, Whoopi appeared in Corrina, Corrina, The Lion King, The Pagemaster, Boys on the Side, and Moonlight and Valentino. add something

 

Goldberg became the first African-American female to host the Academy Awards in 1994. add something

 

K. T. Stevens - Her last film role before her death from lung cancer was in the 1994 Whoopi Goldberg film "Corrina, Corrina"


1995

Herbert Ross - His last film was in 1995, when he produced and directed "Boys on the Side", with Whoopi Goldberg, Mary-Louise_Parker and Drew Barrymore

 

Drew Barrymore - In 1995, Barrymore starred in Boys on the Side opposite Whoopi Goldberg and Mary-Louise Parker, and had a cameo role in Joel Schumacher's film Batman Forever, in which she portrayed a moll to Tommy Lee Jones' character, Two-Face.

 

Gene Anthony Ray - Ray appeared in the 1995 film "Out Of Sync", which was directed by his "Fame" co-star Debbie Allen, and the 1996 Whoopi Goldberg comedy "Eddie"


1996

Haley Joel Osment - He appeared in the 1996 film "Bogus", alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Gérard Depardieu and the 1998 made-for-TV movie "The Lake", as well as "I'll Remember April" , with future "The Sixth Sense" co-star Trevor Morgan

 

Rick Fox - In 1996 Fox played the role of Terry Hastings in the film "Eddie", a slumping basketball player who receives help from fan "Eddie" played by Whoopi Goldberg

 

Barbra Streisand - In the 1996 comedy "The Associate", Whoopi Goldberg plays a business woman, Laurel Ayers, who creates a business associate, Robert S. Cutty, who is said to have known and dated Streisand

 

Barbara Streisand - In the 1996 comedy "The Associate", Whoopi Goldberg plays a business woman, Laurel Ayers, who creates a business associate, Robert S. Cutty, who is said to have known and dated Streisand.

 

Dwayne Schintzius - Schintzius played Ivan Radovadovitch, a fictional Russian player for the New York Knicks, in the 1996 comedy movie "Eddie", which starred Whoopi Goldberg as the team's female coach

 

Malik Sealy - Sealy was an aspiring actor, and had a major role as the talented but selfish basketball player 'Stacey Patton' in the 1996 motion picture "Eddie" starring Whoopi Goldberg

 

Walt Williams - Williams appeared in 1996 film "Eddie" starring Whoopi Goldberg

 

Ghosts of Mississippi - "'Ghosts of Mississippi"' is a 1996 American drama film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, and James Woods


1997

In October 1997, Goldberg and ghostwriter Daniel Paisner, cowrote Book, a collection featuring insights and opinions. add something

 

Brandy Norwood - In 1997, Norwood was hand-picked by executive producer Whitney Houston to play the title character in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s television version of Cinderella featuring a multi-cultural cast that included Jason Alexander, Whoopi Goldberg, and Houston.


1998

From 1998 to 2001, Goldberg took supporting roles in the How Stella Got Her Groove Back with Angela Basset, Girl,_Interrupted (Girl,_Interrupted_(film)) with Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie, Kingdom Come, and Rat Race with an all-star ensemble cast. add something

 

In 1998, she gained a new audience when she became the "Center Square" on Hollywood Squares, hosted by Tom Bergeron. add something


1999

Gene Siskel - At the 1999 Academy *awards ceremony, after its "In Memoriam" montage of deceased stars and film contributors , host Whoopi Goldberg gave a brief, impromptu tribute to Siskel in which she said: "Gene, honey, wherever you are, here's to you" and included the traditional "thumbs-up" gesture, to great audience applause


2000

During the filming of Eddie, Goldberg began dating co-star Frank Langella, a relationship which lasted until early 2000. add something

 

Goldberg performed the role of Califia, the radiant Queen of the Island of California, for a theater presentation called Golden Dreams at Disney California Adventure Park, the second gate at the Disneyland Resort, in 2000. add something

 

Bruce Vilanch - Before becoming head writer for the event in 2000, Vilanch previously collaborated with hosts Whoopi Goldberg, David_Letterman and Billy Crystal


2001

Goldberg hosted the 2001 documentary short, The Making of A Charlie Brown Christmas. add something

 

In 2001, Goldberg hosted the 50th Anniversary of I Love Lucy, a 50s black-and-white sitcom, celebrating the legacy of Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. add something

 

Darius McCrary - In 2001, he appeared in "15 Minutes" opposite Robert De Niro and "Kingdom Come", with Whoopi Goldberg that same year


2002

She left the show in 2002, and the "Center Square" was filled in with celebrities for the last two on-air seasons without Goldberg. add something

 

In February 2002, Goldberg sent her Oscar statuette from Ghost to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be cleaned and replated. add something


2003

Along with her many contributions to film and television and her major impact on this industry, Whoopi Goldberg was a main narrator for HBO's 2003 film, Unchained Memories. add something

 

In 2003, Goldberg returned to television, starring in the NBC comedy, Whoopi, which was canceled after one season. add something

 

Samuel L. Jackson - In 2003, Jackson again worked with John Travolta in Basic and as a police sergeant alongside Colin Farrell in the television show remake S.W.A.T. A song within the soundtrack was named after him, entitled Sammy L. Jackson by Hot Action Cop. Jackson appeared in HBO's documentary Unchained Memories, as a narrator along many other stars like Angela Bassett and Whoopi Goldberg.


2004

Goldberg was involved in controversy in July 2004 when, at a fundraiser for John Kerry at Radio City Music Hall in New York, Goldberg made a sexual joke about President George W. Bush, by waving a bottle of wine, pointing toward her pubic area and saying: "We should keep Bush where he belongs, and not in the White House. add something


2005

Scott Crary - Crary served on the jury of the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival alongside Alan Cumming, Whoopi Goldberg, Darren Arronofsky, Tom Wolfe, Damon Dash and others

 

Kenneth Cole Productions - In 2005, Cole spearheaded the We All Have AIDS awareness campaign with advertisements photographed by Mark Seliger and featuring such luminaries as Nelson Mandela, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Elton John, Sharon Stone, Richard Gere, Elizabeth Taylor, Alicia Keys, Desmond Tutu, Natasha Richardson, Eric McCormack, Ashley Judd, Whoopi Goldberg, Harry_Belafonte, Greg Louganis and Rosie O'Donnell


2006

She produced the Noggin sitcom Just For Kicks, in early 2006. add something

 

In July 2006, Goldberg became the main host of the Universal Studios Hollywood Backlot Tour, in which she appears multiple times in video clips shown to the guests on monitors placed on the trams. add something

 

From August 2006 to March 2008, Goldberg hosted Wake Up With Whoopi, a nationally syndicated morning radio talk and entertainment program. add something


2007

She was a guest at Elton John's 60th birthday bash and concert at Madison Square Garden on March 25, 2007. add something

 

The View (U.S. TV series) - On August 1, 2007, Walters announced that Whoopi Goldberg would be replacing O'Donnell as moderator for the eleventh season


2009

The show began on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 with the official press night on June 2, 2009. add something

 

Joy Behar - In August 2009, Behar and her co-hosts, Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth_Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd, and Barbara Walters, won the Daytime Emmy *award for Outstanding Talk Show Host following over a decade of nominations for the show


2010

Goldberg left London, UK at the time, where she had been performing in Sister Act the Musical, but returned to perform on October 22, 2010. add something

 

On January 14, 2010, Goldberg made a one-night-only appearance at the Minskoff Theatre to perform in the mega-hit musical The Lion King add something

 

During an episode of "The View" in April 2010, she defended Jesse James, then-husband of Sandra Bullock, commenting "It's nobody's fault add something

 

On April 1, 2010, Whoopi Goldberg joined Cyndi Lauper in the launch of her Give a Damn campaign to bring a wider awareness of discrimination of the LGBT community add something

 

On August 29, 2010, Goldberg's mother Emma Johnson died after suffering a stroke add something

 

Valerie Bertinelli - On March 4, 2010, Bertinelli appeared as guest co-host on ABC's "The View" in the absence of Whoopi Goldberg

 

Jesse Eisenberg - On November 22, 2010, Eisenberg was honored, along with Whoopi Goldberg, Joycelyn Engle and Harvey Krueger, at the Children at Heart Celebrity Dinner Gala and Fantasy Auction, to benefit The Children of Chernobyl


2011

In a 2011 interview with Piers Morgan, she explained that she never loved the men she married and commented "You have to really be committed to them add something

 

MacKenzie Mauzy - The play is presented by Whoopi Goldberg and it opened on April 9, 2011 and received mixed reviews and audience feedback


2012

In 2012, Goldberg guest starred as Jane Marsh, Sue Heck's guidance counselor in the TV series, "The Middle" add something

 

On an airing of "The View" on May 9, 2012, Goldberg stated that she is a member of the National Rifle Association add something


2013

In an October 2013 interview with Howard Stern, Whoopi admitted that she did love one man, not in show business industry, who died of AIDS that he had contracted from a blood transfusion add something


2014

Goldberg became a great-grandmother in April 2014 when her granddaughter gave birth to a daughter add something

 

Julius R. Nasso - Nasso has recently teamed up with Whoopi Goldberg to produce The Christmas Pearl, based on the bestselling novel written by Dorothea Benton Frank and scheduled to be released Christmas 2014

 

Kimberly Elise - She co-starred alongside Whoopi Goldberg in the Lifetime television film "A Day Late and a Dollar Short" in 2014

 

The View (U.S. TV series) - With the departures of Barbara Walters, Sherri Shepherd, and Jenny McCarthy from the show, season 18 has one lone incumbent in Whoopi Goldberg and a returnee in Rosie O'Donnell, whose return to "The View" was announced on July 10, 2014

 

Rosie Perez - On September 3, 2014, ABC announced Perez would join "The View" as a new co-host alongside moderator Whoopi Goldberg, newcomer Nicolle Wallace, and returning co-host Rosie O'Donnell

 

The View (U.S. TV series) - Since September 15, 2014, the panel consists of Whoopi Goldberg , Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie Perez, and Nicolle Wallace

 

Charlotte's web (cannabis) - On the October 17, 2014 episode of the ABC TV series "The View", Paige Figi and Joel Stanley were interviewed by Whoopi Goldberg and Nicolle Wallace


2015

In 2015, Goldberg's brother Clyde died of a brain aneurysm add something


2016

The company was launched in April 2016 add something


2017

In 2017, Goldberg was named a Disney Legend for her contributions to the Walt Disney Company add something


2019

In February 2019, Goldberg revealed that she asked BBC bosses to hire her as the first female Doctor in "Doctor Who" years ago, but they did not offer her the role add something

 

In June 2019, Goldberg's comments on nude photos provoked controversy after she suggested that "If you're famous, I don't care how old you are add something