Posted February 9th, 2014 @ 11:59pm by Dave Rankin
Join us for a week of Whoopi!
- Did You Know?: Whoopi Goldberg was the first woman to host the Academy Awards.
- Did You Know?: In 1991, Whoopi Goldberg became the first African-American woman to win the Academy Award for best supporting actress in nearly 50 years (following Hattie McDaniel, who won the award in 1940).
- Did You Know?: Whoopi Goldberg is only the second African-American actress to win an Oscar for acting.
- Did You Know?: Whoopi Goldberg is one of only 14 entertainers to have won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards.
- Did You Know?:Whoopi worked as a mortuary beautician while pursuing a career in show business.
- Did You Know?: Whoopi's given name is Caryn Elaine Johnson.