Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thirty Days of Pictures

Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you.

She really is quite the cool cat.  She knows who she is, and makes no apologies for it.  She seems completely content in her own skin, and she has done great things.  I watch her on the View every day, and we share a lot of the same ideas...

Goldberg has received two Academy Award nominations, for The Color Purple and Ghost, winning for Ghost. She is the recipient of the 1985 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding One-Person Show for her solo performance on Broadway. She has received eight Daytime Emmy nominations, winning two. She has received five (non-daytime) Emmy nominations. She has received three Golden Globe nominations, winning two. She won a Grammy Award in 1985 and a Tony Award as a producer of the Broadway musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. She has won three People's Choice Awards. In 1999, she received the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Vanguard Award for her continued work in supporting the gay and lesbian community. She has been nominated for five American Comedy Awards with two wins. In 2001, she won the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center. In 2009, Goldberg won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host for her role on The View. She shares the award with co-hosts Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Barbara Walters.
Goldberg is one of few to win an Oscar, a Grammy, a Tony, and an Emmy. She has been seen in over 150 films, and during a period in the 1990s, Whoopi was the highest-paid actress of all time. Her humanitarian efforts include working for Comic Relief, recently reuniting with Billy Crystal and Robin Williams for the 20th Anniversary of Comic Relief.

In 1990 Whoopi was officially named an honorary member of the Harlem Globetrotters exhibition basketball team by the members.[48]


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 GLBT community as part of her True Colors Fund. The campaign is to bring straight people to ally with the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community.

Whoopi has also been in some of my favorite movies and tv shows.  The Color Purple, Star Trek TNG, Ghost, Boys on the Side, The Long Walk Home, and many more.

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