3 Iconic Singers Give Oprah Advice About Turning 40

Aired on 02/04/1994 | CC
Oprah keeps fine company. On her 40th birthday, producers surprised the talk show host with a succession of legendary singers, including Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle and Aretha Franklin. Each offered a stunningly beautiful performance, but their advice on aging was just as profound.

"You have a sense of self like you've never had before," Gladys said. "I just don't know. [When I turned 40,] I knew what I wanted to do. I knew what kind of man I wanted. I mean, I knew the whole shot."

Watch as Oprah takes in the worldly wisdom of three formidable ladies.

Original airdate: February 4, 1994