Oprah’s 1983 Audition Tape Explains Why She’s Named Oprah [Video]
There’s a lot going on in this video. Most importantly, for me at least, Oprah is seen looking VERY 1983 in this audition tape for a morning news show in Chicago, and explains how she ended up with her very unusual name.
Frankly, the rest of it isn’t even important.
But, there is more to this.
A few notes:
- Her shirt is basically choking her.
- She’s wearing a gold chain on the outside of her shirt.
- Button earrings (Though I kind of wish those were still a thing.)
- Her energy level is not the “YOU get a car! And YOU get a car!” Oprah we all know and love.
- Crazy long finger nails.
She’s obviously come a long way since this video was recorded. Here’s a photo from her from the SAG Awards earlier this year (she’s now 60-years-old, btw.):