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Encyclopedia > Harpo Entertainment Group

Harpo Productions is an incorporated United States multimedia production company founded by television talk show host and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey. It is most notable for producing The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Phil and Beloved. Incorporation is: In business, incorporation is the creation of a corporation. ... Multimedia is the use of several different media to convey information (text, audio, graphics, animation, video, and interactivity). ... A company in the broadest sense is an aggregation of people who stay together for a common purpose. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... A philanthropist is someone who devotes his or her time, money, or effort towards helping others. ... Oprah Winfrey, at the start of the 2004-2005 season. ... The Oprah Winfrey Show is the longest-running daytime television talk show in the United States, and is hosted, produced and owned by Oprah Winfrey. ... Dr. Phil McGraw Dr. Phillip C. McGraw (born September 1, 1950 in Vinita, Oklahoma and known popularly as Dr. Phil) is an American television psychologist. ... The 1998 drama Beloved stars Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey and is based on the Pulitzer-Prize-winning 1987 novel of the same name by Toni Morrison. ...


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Oprah Winfrey 1954— - MISERY, TALKING FOR A LIVING, GOING NATIONAL, EMPIRE (1784 words)
By age 49 she was a self-made billionaire, ruler of a vast entertainment and communications empire.
She played the mother of the protagonist in the motion picture Native Son; though she was praised for her performance by critics, she was unhappy with the motion picture, which quickly died at the box office.
("Harpo" was "Oprah" spelled backward.) This studio was set up in a former ice-skating rink and became a large production company that made motion pictures and miniseries for the ABC network and eventually produced The Oprah Winfrey Show.
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