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However, the East Asian may, given the imprecision of genetic testing, actually be Native American markers.After Winfrey's birth, her mother traveled north and Winfrey spent her first six years living in rural poverty with her maternal grandmother, Hattie Mae (Presley) Lee (April 15, 1900 – February 27, 1963), who was so poor that Winfrey often wore dresses made of potato sacks, for which the local children made fun of her.
However, Mississippi farmer and World War II veteran Noah Robinson, Sr. Her genetic makeup was determined to be 89% Sub-Saharan African, 8% Native American, and 3% East Asian.She left college to become the first female and the first black newscaster in Nashville, earning ,000 a year.Articulate, highly intelligent, she moved into her own show in Baltimore, "People Are Talking," negotiated April 1977.Oprah Winfrey wasn't the only one moved to tears as she told Barbara Walters about her friendship with Gayle King.King admits that she, too, found herself bawling because of her BFF. She is the friend that everybody deserves." "I called her and said, ' I'm sitting in my room crying all by myself,' " says King, who, despite the touching tribute, asked Winfrey why she started sobbing. No one had asked me the question that way.' " The O magazine editor tells USA Today that despite 30 years of friendship, she and Winfrey have never really vocalized their feelings about each other. I know we mean a lot to each other, but no, we don't go around expressing our love for each other.