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Whoopi Goldberg

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 10 May 2009

Kirsty Young's castaway this week is the comic and actress Whoopi Goldberg. As a child she used to practise the acceptance speeches she was sure she would one day make - little surprise then that she's one of a handful of people to have won an Oscar, a Grammy, a Tony and Emmy awards.

Favourite track: Lovely Day by Bill Withers
Book: Letters to a Young Poet by Raine Maria Rilke
Luxury: Wise potato chips

Music Played

8 items
  • Favourite Track

    • Image for Bill Withers

      Bill Withers Lovely Day

      The Best Album In the World Ever!, Virgin

  • Image for Van Morrison

    Van Morrison Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile)

    Van Morrison: Saint Dominic’s Preview, Polydor

  • Image for Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

    Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Shamas-Ud-Doha

    Shahen-Shaha, Real World

  • Image for Judy Collins

    Judy Collins Who knows Where The Time Goes?

    Colours Of the Day: the Best Of Judy Collins, Elektra

  • Image for Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder Superstition

    Stevie Wonder- the Definitive Collection, Universal Music

  • Image for Celia Cruz

    Celia Cruz Quimbara

    Beginner's Guide to Salsa, Nascente

  • Image for Amy Winehouse

    Amy Winehouse Me & Mr Jones

    Black To Black, Universal Republic

  • Image for Joan Sutherland

    Joan Sutherland The Flower Duet

    Artist: Jane Berbié

    Track Lakmé by Delibes, Decca

Credits

Presenter
Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest
Whoopi Goldberg

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