These movies mostly were off-beat to formulaic comedies like Burglar (1987), The Telephone (1988) and Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986).

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She has been known in her prosperous career as a unique and socially conscious talent with articulately liberal views.

Among her boyfriends were Ted Danson and Frank Langella.

Whoopi Goldberg was at her most famous in the early 1990s, making regular appearances on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).

She admitted to being a huge fan of the original Star Trek (1966) series and jumped at the opportunity to star in "Star Trek: The Next Generation".

She was married three times and was once addicted to drugs.

Goldberg first came to prominence with her starring role in The Color Purple (1985).

Talking about her education she dropped out of high school and she worked as phone sex operator. She is the very first woman to host the Academy Awards in 1994.

For her single named "Whoopi Goldberg: Direct From Broadway" she got a Grammy award.

She received much critical acclaim, and an Oscar nomination for her role and became a major star as a result.