"Lloyd was just the best" Winfrey would later recall. On the season premier of Winfrey's 13th season Roseanne Barr told Winfrey "you're the African Mother Goddess of us all" inspiring much enthusiasm from the studio audience. By the time Winfrey moved back in with Lee Lee had also given birth to a boy named Jeffrey Winfrey's half-brother who died of AIDS-related causes in 1989.
Sent to live with the man Oprah Winfrey calls her father a barber in Tennessee Winfrey landed a job in radio while still in high school and began co-anchoring the local evening news at the age of 19. She experienced considerable hardship during her childhood saying Oprah Winfrey was raped at age nine and became pregnant at 14; her son died in infancy. She is also according to some assessments the most influential woman in the world.