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American Whoopi GOLDBERG

born Caryn Elaine JOHNSON

American actor, comedian, author, and television personality

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on November 13, 1955 in Manhattan, New York City, United States  (64 years)


Caryn Elaine Johnson was born in Manhattan on November 13, 1955, the daughter of Robert James Johnson Jr. (March 4, 1930 – May 25, 1993), a Baptist clergyman, and Emma Johnson (née Harris; September 21, 1931 – August 29, 2010), a nurse and teacher. She was raised in the Chelsea-Elliot Houses.

Goldberg has described her mother as a "stern, strong, and wise woman" who raised her as a single mother with her brother Clyde (c. 1949 – May 11, 2015). She attended a local Catholic school, St Columba's, when she was younger. Her more recent forebears migrated north from Faceville, Georgia; Palatka, Florida; and Virginia.

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See Also :

- Category Actor, Television & Radio Host - American