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In television, Goldberg is known for her role as Guinan in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and since 2007, she has been the moderator of the daytime television talk show The View.She has stated that her stage forename ("Whoopi") was taken from a whoopee cushion; "If you get a little gassy, you've got to let it go.

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She was the second black woman in the history of the Academy Awards to win an acting Oscar.While on Broadway, Goldberg's performance caught the eye of director Steven Spielberg.He was about to direct the film The Color Purple, based on the novel by Alice Walker, and offered her a leading role.Director Mike Nichols offered to take the show to Broadway.The show retitled Whoopi Goldberg for its Broadway incarnation, ran from October 24, 1984, to March 10, 1985, for a total of 156 performances; the play was taped during this run and subsequently broadcast by HBO as Whoopi Goldberg: Direct from Broadway in 1985.

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