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Oprah Winfrey addresses the emotional final days with her mother
By Daily Mail Reporter. Oprah Winfrey is renowned for her generosity to a myriad of causes - but this time, the media mogul is spreading the wealth a little closer to home. The chat show queen has bought her long-lost, half-sister Patricia Lofton a half a million-dollar home in Wisconsin and given her a monthly allowance so she can quit her job to go back to college and realize her dream of becoming a social worker. Winfrey, 60, introduced her half-sister to the world on her talk show in after first learning of her existence the year before. After connecting with he rlong-lost younger half-sibling, the billionaire bought her a home in Wisconsin and gave her an allowance so she could quit her job and complete college. Oprah Winfrey bought her half-sister Patricia whom she first met in this home in Wisconsin.
America's first lady of talk shows, Oprah Winfrey is well known for surpassing her competition to become the most watched daytime show host on television. Her natural style with guests and audiences on the Oprah Winfrey Show earned her widespread popularity, as well as her own production company, Harpo, Inc. Her name was supposed to be Orpah, from the Bible, but because of the difficulty of spelling and pronunciation, she was known as Oprah almost from birth. Winfrey's unmarried parents separated soon after she was born and left her in the care of her maternal grandmother on the farm. As a child, Winfrey entertained herself by "playacting" in front of an "audience" of farm animals. Under the strict guidance of her grandmother, she learned to read at two and a half years old.
But Oprah’s life wasn’t always easy – in fact, she had an extremely difficult childhood and a complicated relationship with her mother. Oprah’s mother Vernita Lee just passed away on November 22, – Thanksgiving Day – while Oprah celebrated the holiday with girls from.
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Lee was 18 when she gave birth to her first child in rural Mississippi, naming her Orpah, but the girl became known as Oprah because everyone mispronounced it. Lee later moved to Milwaukee and Oprah, then 6, moved to live with her mother. After living with her grandmother in Mississippi for the first six years of her life, Oprah traveled to Milwaukee to live with her mother. Lee gave birth to Oprah's younger half-sister, who died in Lee, who was working as a maid in Fox Point, told Winfrey that Santa Claus was not coming that year because the single mother didn't have much money to buy presents.