Whoopi Goldberg, with her bright smile, high energy, and signature deadlocks, is known to be one of the American television figures. Goldberg has done everything like odd jobs, acting, hosting, stage acting on television, and comedy film to the drama film. Let’s dive into the life of this high spirited American figure, Whoopi Goldberg.
Her share of odd jobs
She did many odd jobs rising to the platform of stardom. Some of her odd jobs included her being a camp counselor, mortuary beautician, a bricklayer, a bank teller, and a dishwasher. Another exciting job she did in life before the beginning of the acting career was a job as a phone sex operator.
Her life as a phone sex operator
There is no proper elaboration on how exactly she ended up being a phone sex operator? However, according to the sources, she was a young single mother when she moved from Manhattan to pursue her career in the entertainment industry. To balance her career, duties, and funds, she started working as a phone sex operator. As per her statement, the money you get was great, and you can practice your acting skill while working as a phone operator. So it was a win-win situation for her.
She was a drug addict
Her addiction to heroin is not known to all, but just like any other average teenager, even she was also quite addicted to drugs. During this addiction, she got into a relationship with Alvin Martin, who was her drug counselor. She married him in the year 1973 and had a daughter with him. However, her addiction seemed to have no end even after the birth of her daughter. She worked as a part-time smuggler and provided different products to the artists she lived-in within a few communist countries.
Her excellent sense of humor
Whoopi Goldberg has humor under her skin, and she is quite renowned for it in the entertainment industry. Using this talent, she started ‘The Spook Show’ in the year 1983, in which she did the monologues and presented the suitable characters in the show to give a great time to the audience.
The film – “The Color Purple”
After watching her performance in “The Spook Show” on Broadway, Steven Spielberg was left mesmerized by her performance and cast her in the film “The Color Purple.” She received the Best Leading Actress in the Academy Awards nomination for her performance in the movie.
She preferred the bus over the flight
Yes, she prefers the bus as a mode of transportation because she has aviophobia (fear of flying). It took her longer hours to visit the different shooting locations.
Finally, she earned it all
Whoopi Goldberg, a hard-working soul, finally achieved what she deserved. She won many recognitions, and some of them are quite rare to get like she won Grammy, Oscar, Emmy, Tony, and Daytime Emmy Award in her career.