Whoopi Goldberg

Biography

Date of Birth 13 November 1955, New York City, New York, USA Birth Name Caryn Elaine Johnson Height 5' 5" (1.65 m) Whoopi Goldberg is an American actress, comedienne, singer-songwriter and media personality. Goldberg made her film debut in The Color Purple (1985) playing Celie, a mistreated African American woman in the south. She received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won her first Golden Globe Award for her role in the film. In 1990, she starred as Oda Mae Brown, a psychic helping a slain man find his killer in the blockbuster film Ghost. This performance won her a second Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Notable later films include Sister Act (1992), Captain Planet (1992), The Lion King (1994), How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), Rugrats (1998), Girl, Interrupted (1999) and Rat Race (2001). Goldberg has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for her work in television. She was the co-producer and center square of the latest edition game show Hollywood Squares from 1998-2002. She has achieved success on Broadway and in the music industry, and is one of only a handful of people who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Awards. In addition, she has won a British Academy Film Award, four People's Choice Awards and has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Currently, Goldberg is moderator and co-host of The View.

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Birth Name

Caryn Elaine Johnson

Birth Place

New York City, New York, États-Unis

Birth Date

11/13/1955
Known For
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Sister Act

Deloris Van Cartier / Sister Mary Clarence

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The Color Purple

Celie Johnson

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Jumpin' Jack Flash

Terry Dolittle

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Star Trek: The Captains' Summit

Herself - Host

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The Associate

Laurel Ayres

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Made in America

Sarah Mathews

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Boys on the Side

Jane Deluca

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Burglar

Bernice 'Bernie' Rhodenbarr

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Call Me Claus

Lucy Cullins

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The Player

Detective Avery

Starring In
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Maxine's Baby: The Tyler Perry Story

Self

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Ezra

Jayne

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Don't Leave

Cat (voice)

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My Father's Dragon

Cat (voice)

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Is That Black Enough for You?!?

Self

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Till

Alma Carthan

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Luck

The Captain

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Pierre the Pigeon-Hawk

(voice)

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Whoopi Goldberg: The Winning Act

Self

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JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass

Narrator (voice)

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Tina

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It

Self

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The 93rd Oscars

Self - Commenting on Tyler Perry

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My Darling Vivian

Self (archive footage)

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Uncle Tom

Self (archive footage)

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Siempre, Luis

Self (archive footage)

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Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine

Whoopi Goldberg (voice)

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I Am Mother

Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Vice

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Olympia

Self

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Nobody's Fool

Lola

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Way Out!

Moms

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Cracked Up

Self

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Quincy

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

Herself

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Mister Rogers: It's You I Like

Self

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Die vielen Leben des Sammy Davis Jr.

Self

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The Gospel According to André

Herself

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Yamasong: March of the Hollows

Yari

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9/11

Metzie

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Descendants 2

Ursula (voice)

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A Very Sordid Wedding

Abernatha Coleman

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The Problem with Apu

Self

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The Truth Is in the Stars

Herself - Actor & Television Personality

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Gilbert

Herself

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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years

Herself

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50 Years of Star Trek

Herself

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King of the Dancehall

Loretta Brixton

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A Warrior's Tail

Mama Zho Zi (voice)

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Misery Loves Comedy

Herself - Interviewee

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Top Five

Herself

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50 Years with Peter Paul and Mary

Herself - Actress (archive footage)

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Big Stone Gap

Fleeta Mullins

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Bernadette Thompson

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A Day Late And A Dollar Short

Viola

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And the Oscar Goes To...

Herself - Actress

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Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic

Herself

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Why We Laugh: Funny Women

Herself

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Blackfish

Herself (archive footage)

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Broadway Idiot

Herself (uncredited)

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Katy Perry: Part of Me

Herself (uncredited)

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The Announcement

Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Under African Skies

Self

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A Little Bit of Heaven

God

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The Muppets

Herself

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Sing Your Song

Self

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Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

Narrator (voice)

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The Little Engine That Could

Tower (voice)

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For Colored Girls

Alice / White

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Toy Story 3

Stretch (voice)

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See You In September

Lindsay's Therapist (uncredited)

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Star Trek: The Captains' Summit

Herself - Host

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Tyler Perry's Madea Goes To Jail

Herself

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A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa

Taxi Driver

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Snow Buddies

Miss Mittens (voice)

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Meerkat Manor: The Story Begins

Narrator

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If I Had Known I Was a Genius

Mom

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Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project

Herself

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Elton 60: Live at Madison Square Garden

Herself

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Farce of the Penguins

Helen (voice)

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Everyone's Hero

Darlin' (voice)

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Doogal

Ermintrude (voice)

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Oscarverleihung 2006

Herself, in opening segment (uncredited)

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Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens

Herself

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse

The Iceberg (archive sound)

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Comic Relief 2006

Self - Host

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Homie Spumoni

Thelma

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The Aristocrats

Self

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Racing Stripes

Franny (voice)

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Whoopi - Back to Broadway (The 20th Anniversary Show)

Fontaine / Lurleen / Crippled Lady

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Willie Nelson and Friends - Live & Kickin'

Herself

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The Lion King 1½

Shenzi (voice)

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Harry Connick Jr. - Harry for the Holidays

Herself

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The N Word

Herself

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Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!!

Herself

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SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2

Herself

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Pinocchio 3000

Cyberina (voice)

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Blizzard

Blizzard (voice)

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Good Fences

Mabel Spader

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Billy Connolly: Erect for Thirty Years

Herself

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Star Trek: Nemesis

Guinan (uncredited)

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Showboy

Herself

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It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

Daniel's 'Boss'

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Liberty's Kids - The First Fourth of July

Voice

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Searching for Debra Winger

Herself

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Call Me Claus

Lucy Cullins

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The Hollywood Sign

One of the women throwing dirt on coffin at funeral scene

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Rat Race

Vera Baker

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Kingdom Come

Raynelle Slocumb

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Monkeybone

Death

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What Makes a Family

Terry Harrison

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America: A Tribute To Heroes

Herself

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The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle

Judge Cameo (uncredited)

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More Dogs Than Bones

Cleo

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The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns

The Grand Banshee

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Girl, Interrupted

Valerie

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The Deep End of the Ocean

Candy Bliss

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Alice in Wonderland

Cheshire Cat

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Get Bruce - Mit der Lizenz zum Lachen

Herself

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Billy Connolly - Erect for 30 Years

Herself

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Alegría

Baby Clown

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Our Friend, Martin

Mrs. Peck (voice)

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Jackie's Back (Chk Sen)

Nurse Ethyl Washington Rue Owens (Jackie's Sister)

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Oscarverleihung 1999

Herself - Host / Presenter: Best Costume Design / Gene Siskel Tribute

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The Rugrats Movie

Ranger Margaret (voice)

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How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Delilah Abraham

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A Knight In Camelot

Dr. Vivien Morgan

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Jackie Chan: My Story

Self

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An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn

Herself

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In & Out

Herself (uncredited)

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Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

Queen Constantina

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In the Gloaming

Nurse Myrna

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A Christmas Carol

Spirit of Christmas Present (voice)

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Pitch

Herself

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Paul Simon: Graceland

Herself (archive footage)

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Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II

Herself (segment "Liberian Girl")

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Destination Anywhere: The Film

Cabbie

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Ghosts Of Mississippi

Myrlie Evers

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The Associate

Laurel Ayres

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Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello Of Blood

Hospital Patient (uncredited)

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Eddie

Edwina 'Eddie' Franklin

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The Celluloid Closet

Herself

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Bogus

Harriet Franklin

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The Sunshine Boys

Nurse (uncredited)

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Theodore Rex

Katie Coltrane

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Rolling Stones: Voodoo Lounge

Herself - Host

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Boys on the Side

Jane Deluca

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Moonlight and Valentino

Sylvie Morrow

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The Pagemaster

Fantasy (voice)

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Star Trek: Generations

Guinan (uncredited)

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Corrina, Corrina

Corrina Washington

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The Little Rascals

Buckwheat's Mom

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The Lion King

Shenzi (voice)

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Naked in New York

Tragedy Mask on Theater Wall

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Liberation

Narrator (voice)

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Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

Deloris Van Cartier / Sister Mary Clarence

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Made in America

Sarah Mathews

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Loaded Weapon 1

Sgt. Billy York (uncredited)

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Sarafina

Mary Masembuko

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Sister Act

Deloris Van Cartier / Sister Mary Clarence

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The Player

Detective Avery

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Oscar's Greatest Moments

Herself (archive footage)

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Soapdish

Rose Schwartz

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Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special

Self

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Ray Charles - 50 Years in Music

Herself

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The Long Walk Home

Odessa Cotter

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Ghost

Oda Mae Brown

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Homer & Eddie

Eddie Cervi

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Comic Relief III

Self

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Beverly Hills Brats

Whoopi Goldberg

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Kiss Shot

Sarah Collins

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Clara's Heart

Clara Mayfield

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Pee Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special

Herself

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The Telephone

Vashti Blue

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Fatal Beauty

Rita Rizzoli

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Burglar

Bernice 'Bernie' Rhodenbarr

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Jumpin' Jack Flash

Terry Dolittle

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Comic Relief

Self

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Barbra Streisand- One Voice

Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)

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The Color Purple

Celie Johnson

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Whoopi Goldberg: Direct from Broadway

Fontaine / Surfer Chick / The Cripple / Little Girl / Jamaican Woman

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Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens, a Life in Animation

Herself

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Sister Act 3

Deloris

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