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Oprah Winfrey praises her late friend and idol Toni Morrison


August 8, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey praised her late friend and idol, Toni Morrison, hailing the best-selling author's "confidence and self-assuredness and nobility."

Winfrey and Morrison knew each other for more than 20 years, dating back to when Winfrey was so determined to learn the author's unlisted phone number that she called the local fire department. Winfrey said that when she started her book club in 1996, she was thinking of Morrison.

Winfrey recalled that when Morrison made her first appearance on "The Oprah Show," she talked about raising her boys as a single mother and left many...

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