How did Oprah become famous?
She got a TV show. Middle aged women liked it. She gave away stuff. I don't get the appeal myself.
she talk about every day people with real topics not about who I'd your baby daddy
She walked the walk. She talked the talk.
never watched her. not famous to me. just another celebrity
Started with a local talk show in Chicago which became increasingly popular there. Overtook Phil Donahue (who was also based in Chicago but he was national). Lots of shows that move from local to national or syndicated move in this way.
she worked her butt off. She was rejected many times but she persisted. I respect that, anyone who has a negative answer is afraid of hard work.
She co-starred in the movie The Color Purple. It just went from there.
There was just something about her that everyone (women) seemed to like.
She has a talent. A way of making people think she is open to them and sympathetic to their plight. she relates well to people.