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That year, Goldberg also appeared in the feature film on September 4, 2007.
Goldberg and her older brother, Clyde, were raised by their mother, Emma, in a housing project in the Chelsea section of Manhattan.
Director Steven Spielberg cast Goldberg in the leading female role of his 1985 production of (adapted from the novel by Alice Walker), a film that went on to earn 10 Academy Awards and five Golden Globe nominations.
Goldberg herself received an Oscar nomination and her first Golden Globe Award, for best actress. She won the 1991 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, making her just the second African-American woman to nab an Oscar.
Whoopi Goldberg was born on November 13, 1955, in New York City.
She starred in a popular one-woman production in 1983, and in 1985 she won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording.
Shortly after receiving this honor, she returned to New York. The one-woman Off-Broadway production featured her own original comedy material that addressed the issue of race in America with unique profundity, style and wit.
Among her most poignant and typically contradictory creations were "Little Girl," an African-American child obsessed with having blond hair; and "Fontaine," a junkie who also happens to hold a doctorate in literature.
"It's like cockfighting in Puerto Rico," she said.
"There are certain things that are indicative to certain parts of the country." On the next day's broadcast, Goldberg insisted she had repeated several times she did not condone what Vick did.
At one point during this time, she worked as a mortuary beautician while pursuing a career in show business.
During her stay in San Francisco, Whoopi Goldberg won a Bay Area Theatre Award for her portrayal of comedienne Moms Mabley in a one-woman show.
Goldberg unknowingly suffered from dyslexia, which affected her studies and ultimately induced her to drop out of high school at the age of 17.