I forgot to invite Cicely Tyson to my 50th birthday party. I have always admired her, though I didn't know her well. When I turned 50, she sent me a lovely gift she had knit herself. I was so touched by her thoughtfulness that I chided myself for not including her among the 50 women around my birthday luncheon table.

I decided to make up for it by inviting her to lunch alone, and then thought, Wouldn't it be even more special if Ruby Dee could come?

And thus began the idea of Legends. Oprah takes you through how the Legends Weekend came to be.


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