Princess Fannie

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Fannie's live-to-give spirit has made her one of the guests Oprah just can't forget. In February 2003, Oprah donned a crown and scepter to bestow a very important honor—Princess for a Day—on some very deserving people. One of the women who received the royal treatment was Fannie, who was nominated by the woman she worked for as a housekeeper and nanny.

After the death of her younger sister, Fannie raised her nephew and two nieces as if they were her own. Money was always tight, so Fannie had to drive an old van without air-conditioning.

Oprah gave Princess Fannie the royal treatment—maid service for a year, an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City and a new set of wheels!