quarta-feira, 29 de janeiro de 2014

Oprah Winfrey celebrates 60 years today

By Eric Kelsey

LOS ANGELES , Jan 29 ( Reuters ) - The fifties were marked by a televised party , celebrity friends and a gala dinner , but the 60th anniversary of Oprah Winfrey will be calm , celebrated at home in California on Wednesday .

The billionaire media entrepreneur will receive guests for a " quiet dinner " in the seaside town of Montecito , 145km northwest of Los Angeles , said a source familiar with the plans on the host .

Oprah earlier said would " most raucous party that could dream ," but decided to reduce his plans after the guest list overgrow , the source said .

An accomplished woman, Oprah rose from poverty as the daughter of a black teenager in a rural area of ​​the U.S. state of Mississippi to become one of the most powerful celebrities in the world , with an estimated $ 2.9 billion fortune, according to Forbes magazine .

She owns a cable TV channel , the Oprah Winfrey Network in partnership with Discovery Communications Inc. The popular daily Oprah company went off the air in 2011 , and the interviews they were a unique opportunity for celebrities search recompose their public images .

The party of 50 years of Oprah in 2004 during the " Oprah Winfrey Show" met actor John Travolta , comedian Jay Leno and musicians Tina Turner and Stevie Wonder , who surprised her in full the set.

( Reporting by Eric Kelsey )

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