Let’s All Watch Oprah’s 1983 Audition Tape

Yesterday for the OWN YouTube channel, it was Throwback ThWednesday: they uploaded a 30-year-old clip of Oprah Winfrey’s audition tape for The Oprah Winfrey Show, the Chicago morning show that launched her to fame and a 25-year streak on air.

And watching it, oh boy she is charming: “Hi, there. My name is Oprah Winfrey. Oprah, spelled O-P-R-A-H, and if you notice, it’s Harpo spelled backwards. My folks did not really like Harpo Marx,” she added.

The clip originally aired on the Oprah Winfrey show in 2005, but was uploaded last week so we could all stare at Oprah’s 80’s hair (it got better). Also, she aged real good.

[h/t NYDN]
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