Today, Whoopi Goldberg is best known as the quick-witted moderator on The View
, but this multitalented entertainer has been a household name for more than 25 years. Whoopi has acted in more than 50 movies, hosted the Academy Awards® four times, written best-selling books and made millions of people laugh around the world.
In 1991, Whoopi also made history when she took home the Oscar® for Best Supporting Actress for her role as psychic Oda Mae Brown in Ghost
. Whoopi was the second African-American woman to receive this honor, and she's one of only four women who've won an Oscar, Emmy®, Grammy® and
Whoopi got her big break in the '80s when she landed the starring role in The Color Purple
and touched moviegoers' hearts as Celie, the film's oppressed heroine. This performance earned her her first Oscar nomination.
While filming The Color Purple
, Oprah and Whoopi met for the first time and became friends, but they haven't spoken to each other in many years. Was there a feud? Today, they're sharing the real story for the first time.