Overcoming Life Obstacles

Savannah F, Carliyah K, Angelysse S, Lauren S

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah WInfrey was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Oprah grew up without her mother and father basically, and had to live with her abusive grandmother. Oprah suffered physical, sexual and mental abuse throughout her life. At age 14 she had a baby that died after birth. However she ran away to find her father who treated her right. Oprah was one of the first black female billionaire. Life magazine hailed her as the most influential woman of her generation. A memorable quote that she said was, "With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice." Oprah and her partner Stedman Graham, who has one daughter Wendy Graham, have been together since 1986.


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Oprah Winfrey Biography

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Walt Disney

Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois. He barely had a formal art and education training. Disney dropped out of school at 16 to join the army. He was rejected and had to lie about his age to get in. While in France he sold cartoons and caricatures tot he men he served with. When Disney tried to submit his drawings and cartoons to magazines they wouldn't accept them because of "lack of imagination". As a result, he self taught himself to do things such as how to read, how to do animations, fixing and improving mistakes he had come across form experimenting. Also, he landed himself a job at a commercial art studio as an apprentice. Disneyland opened on June 17,1955 in Anaheim, California. In Walt Disney's life he won an academy award for Flowers and Trees because it was the first film shot in technicolor. His movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs also won an academy award. Disney was on the cover of the 1937 Times Magazine. Walt Disney died of lung cancer at the age of 65 on December 15,1966. He had two children, Diane and Sharon Disney with his wife Lillian Disney. Walt's memorable quote that describes him is, "It's kind of fun to do the impossible".


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