Biography: Whoopi Goldberg
One of the first ten individuals to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award, Whoopi Goldberg has been one of the most iconic performers of this century.
Born Caryn Elaine Johnson in 1955, Goldberg made her first steps towards stardom when she developed her own one-woman show. From her first days in Hollywood to her famous role as Academy Awards host to her starring performances on stage and screen, Biography plumbs the depths of Goldberg's captivating life and career. While her off-color language and liberal politics have often drawn protests from her critics, she has handled the demons of fame and the star machine far more skillfully than many of her peers.
Featuring interviews with her daughter Alexandra Martin and friends Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, and Patrick Swayze, as well as with Goldberg herself, Biography paints a definitive portrait of American actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg.