In her autobiography Fantasia talked about how she was raped and that was the main reason she dropped out of high school. In her book Fantasia discussed she was so withdrawn from school she was not performing on the same level academically as her peers. Recently Fantasia and her family have sought out counseling because she is having conflict between her mother, father and two brothers. Fantasia biggest issue is being responsible for taking care of the entire family based off of one income, which is her own. Fantasia informs the counselor that she is tired of being the only person paying
Although it took her a long time to become successful, she kept persevering, and her hard work paid off. She married Puerto Rican, Desi Arnaz, and together they started the show, “I Love Lucy,” one of the most popular comedies in America. She became a powerful women within television, contributing to the increasing power women were beginning to receive. Ball’s hard work to success contributed to increasing power within women and her successful comedies influenced American television and actors for generations to come. She influenced many performers with the techniques her programs introduced, influenced performers with her personal image and great acting, and also became a source of inspiration for women that did not have many rights at the time due to her high amount of success.
Oprah and her grandmother would go to church ever... ... middle of paper ... ... Tennessee State University as the grand prize…and she WON” (Early 90). Oprah took the scholarship with overflowing joy from her heart! With no time to spare She immediately started her journey through college and took speech classes, performing arts classes, and her basics. Still attending college Oprah got offered a job as a co-anchor on the CBS television station. She thought that having a job and going to college could intervene with her college education, so she confined in her speech communications teacher, he told her “that it may be the ultimate step to launch her career” (Imbd 33).
Music artist Akon discovered her talent through her own burlesque show that she directed and starred in called, “Lady Gaga and the Starlight Revue”. Her stage name Lady Gaga was inspired from one of her favorite songs, “Radio Ga-Ga”. She later signed with Akon and his record label company, and that is when her music career took flight. Her most famous songs come from her first two albums, “The Fame” and “The Fame Monster”. These albums include her very first chart toppers, such as “Just Dance” and “Poker Face”.
On September 17 Winfrey stood up and announced she wanted "to get the country reading." She told her adoring fans to hasten to the stores to buy the book she had chosen. They would then discuss it together on the air the following month. Every book that Oprah even mentioned would generate hundred of thousands of sales for that author, so being on Oprah’s book list was an achievement in itself. The Oprah Winfrey show is still playing in syndication (reruns on different networks) and Oprah continues to be one of the most powerful, wealthiest women in not only America but the world.
She, unfortunately, was neglected and at the age of nine, she began to be sexually abused by many men. After this occurred, Winfrey began to act out. She faked a robbery, stole from her mother, and much more, causing her to go live in Nashville with her father and stepmother. This change saved her life. She lived under the household of her father who had very high expectations of her.
After her mother, Vernita Lee found a stable job, Oprah moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to live with her. She suffered from sexual abuse from her mother’s male relatives and friends, who would often buy her things so she wouldn’t tell others about what they would do to her. She was very miserable while living with her mother, and soon she had to move in with her father, Vernon Winfrey, and her step-mother Zelma, in Nashville. There, she was able to have many things she didn’t experience earlier in her life. She led a happy life with her father, who always encouraged her to ... ... middle of paper ... ...TIME Magazine – 100 Most Influential People in the World list for 8 years, and she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
pag.) She got her start in the movies at the age of three and soon progressed to super stardom. (Biography for Shirley Temple n. pag.) Fans loved her as she was bright, bouncy and cheerful in her films and they ultimately bought millions of dollars worth of products that had her likene... ... middle of paper ... ...hy for Shirley Temple n.
While living in Milwaukee, her mom had to work many night shifts, leaving Oprah alone in a sketchy part of town. Oprah was repeatedly molested from age nine to thirteen. This abuse emotionally destroyed her and she tried to run away only to be sent to a juvenile detention home. She then found that she could not stay at the dentition home because there was not enough beds. So Oprah was living on her own at the age of fourteen.
The first comic she illustrated was titled “Cool Cat Studio”. As an illustrator, she collaborated with T. Campbell who wrote the comic. After a successful run and increase in popularity, Gisele and T teamed up again to create “Penny and Aggie” in 2004. Gisele left this project after a several successful years to start another web comic with writer David Lumsdon entitled “Ménage à 3”— which she herself describes as a more risqué version of the hit 80’s TV show Three’s Company. The year 2007 was a big one for Gisele; it was the year that she quit her graphic design job and started working full-time as a web comic artist.