The Surprise Birthday Visit from Gayle That Made Oprah Cry

Aired on 02/04/1994 | CC tv-pg
It was an unforgettable day at Harpo Studios as Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin and Phylicia Rashad dropped by the set for Oprah's surprise 40th birthday party. Yet, one guest was notably absent: Oprah's nearest and dearest friend, Gayle King.

It all worked out, though, when Gayle finally made an appearance near the end of the celebration. Oprah's reaction was priceless.

Original airdate: February 4, 1994