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Whoopi Goldberg

After working in a funeral parlor, as a bricklayer & as a standup comedian, Whoopi got her big break in Steven Spielberg’s “The Color Purple”, for which she was Oscar nominated. More starring roles followed  including “Jumping Jack Flash”, “Sister Act” & an Oscar win for “Ghost”.

Whoopi Goldbergs Fact File

Birth Name:
Caryn Elaine Johnson
Date Of Birth:
13th November 1955

Place Of Birth:
New York, USA

Nickname: Da Whoop

Trademark: Dreadlocks

Lyle Trachtenberg (1994 - 1995)
David Claessen (1986 - 1988)
Alvin Martin (1973 - 1979)

Height: 5’ 5”

Debut Film:
“The Color Purple” (1985)

Academy Award Winner:
1991 - Best Supporting Actress for “Ghost”.

Whoopi Goldbergs’s Top 10 Movies on DVD

The Color Purple [DVD](1985) DVD
The award-winning drama about a black woman's struggles to take control of her life in a small Southern town in the early 20th century, based on Alice Walker's novel. Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery and Oprah Winfrey head an impressive cast, under the direction of Steven Spielberg. 152 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital Surround stereo; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; filmographies; production notes; scene access; theatrical trailers.

Burglar [DVD](1987) DVD
Fast-rolling comedy actioner stars Whoopi Goldberg as a San Francisco burglar who overhears a murder during a night on the job...and has to race to find the real killer before the police get their hands on her. Co-stars Bob Goldthwait, Lesley Ann Warren. 102 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital mono; interactive menus; scene access.

The Telephone [DVD](1988) DVD
Whoopi Goldberg plays an out-of-work actress who spends her days in her apartment, talking on the phone to anyone who'll listen. The Whoopster goes from one wild persona to another in this offbeat comic tale. With Elliott Gould, John Heard. 97 min.

Ghost [DVD](1990) DVD
The surprise hit blend of suspense, romance and fantasy stars Patrick Swayze as a New York yuppie who is killed during a mugging and returns to Earth with a mission: find his murderer and save fiancee Demi Moore from the same fate. Warm and winning drama also features an Oscar-winning turn by Whoopi Goldberg as a medium who can communicate with Swayze. 121 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; featurette; theatrical trailer; scene access.

Soapdish [DVD](1991) DVD
Riotous all-star satire about the dirt behind a fictitious soap opera, featuring Sally Field as the darling of daytime TV who finds her life falling to pieces, thanks to the return of ex-lover and co-star Kevin Kline and a devious plan hatched by a jealous actress. Wildly hilarious complications ensue; with Whoopi Goldberg, Robert Downey, Jr., Teri Hatcher, Cathy Moriarty. 97 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Surround, French; Subtitles: English; behind-the-scenes documentary; trailer.

Sister Act [DVD](1992) DVD
Hilarious habit farce with Whoopi Goldberg as a tough Las Vegas lounge singer who is forced into hiding after she witnesses a mob murder overseen by her gangster boyfriend. She poses as a nun in a San Francisco convent, where she battles the uptight Mother Superior and tries to reorganize the convent choir. Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel, Mary Wickes and Kathy Najimy co-star. 100 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital stereo; featurette; music videos; theatrical trailer.

Made In America [DVD](1993) DVD
When the teenage daughter of a politically correct, African-American single mother (Whoopi Goldberg) is told she is the product of artificial insemination, she learns from sperm bank records that her father is really an obnoxious, politically incorrect used car dealer (Ted Danson). Hilarious interracial romantic comedy also stars Will Smith, Nia Long and Jennifer Tilly. 113 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; interactive menus; scene access.

The Associate [DVD](1996) DVD
After she's passed over for a promotion in favor of a less qualified male colleague, Wall Street analyst Whoopi Goldberg quits to form her own business, but finds no clients due to her gender. Whoopi's solution is to create a fictitious male partner, but what can she do when she must produce her "associate" in the flesh? Gender-bending business world satire, based on a French film, also stars Dianne Wiest, Tim Daly, Eli Wallach. 114 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital stereo; theatrical trailer; scene access.

Theodore Rex [DVD](1996) DVD
In this hilarious family fantasy farce, Whoopi Goldberg is a wise-cracking cop who joins forces with Teddy, a meek Tyrannosaurus Rex, in a search for dinosaur murderers in the year 2013. Whoopi at her sassiest and wild special effects highlight this one-of-a-kind movie. With Armin Mueller-Stahl, Juliet Landau. 92 min.

Rat Race [DVD](2001) DVD
John Cleese heads an all-star comedic cast as a rich casino owner who gathers six teams of wacky characters and sends them on a madcap dash from Las Vegas to a train station locker in Silver City, New Mexico, for a $2,000,000 prize. The only rule is that there aren't any, which leads to total madness in this slapstick, stunt-filled tale from director Jerry Zucker. Rowan Atkinson, Whoopi Goldberg, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Seth Green and Jon Lovitz also star. 112 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English; audio commentary by Zucker, others; "making of" featurette; outtakes; deleted scenes; bloopers; theatrical trailer; more.


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