ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood honoree Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King are the original BFFs. Let’s hear it for 35 years of amazing friendship and revisit their inspiring sisterhood.
An Iconic Friendship Begins
Oprah Winfrey and her dear sister-friend Gayle King have one of the most iconic friendships in the entertainment business. Thirty-five years ago, they met at a news station in Baltimore. Winfrey was a news anchor and King a production assistant. Normally they would never have had the chance to get to know each other well, but one night a snowstorm brought them together. While snowed in at Ms. Winfrey’s place, the ladies stayed up all night talking, and by morning they were the best of friends.