Makin’ Whoopi

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Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg will be guest-starring on the second season of The Cleaner when it premieres on A&E next week. The Cleaner star Benjamin Bratt recently told Entertainment Weekly, “Talk about an iconic persona. I think over the years people have forgotten what an amazing actor [Whoopi] is.”

So true. Better known now as co-host of The View and earlier this decade as host of the Academy Awards and the Tony Awards, Whoopi started her career as a movie actress, earning a Best Actress Oscar nomination in 1986 for her portrayal of Celie Johnson in The Color Purple. This was only her second big screen appearance. She went on to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress as Oda Mae Brown in Ghost in 1991.  From 1993 – 1996 she won four People’s Choice Awards, fueled by her comedic turns as Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act and its sequel, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.

Which is your favorite of Whoopi’s iconic movie roles? Voice your choice in today’s featured poll. And let’s all set our DVRs to A&E on June 23rd so we can remind ourselves why we fell in love with her in the first place.


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