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Oprah's 40th Birthday Party
On Oprah's 40th birthday in 1994, she thought she was doing a show about jurors...but instead she walked out to a surprise party! Everyone from Patti LaBelle to Aretha Franklin to Stedman came out to surprise Oprah, but she didn't lose her cool until she saw her best friend Gayle. "This is so touching to me because when Patti was here and then Aretha came and everyone was coming, I thought, 'Gee, I wish Gayle could be here to see this,'" Oprah said.