Whoopi Goldberg by Annie Leibovitz
When I was ten years old, my mom took me to Berkley, Ca to visit our family friends Howie and Jeremy. Howie and Jeremy were married. Howie was a porn star. Jeremy was a sex therapist. I’m 100% serious, and this whole thing is true. There are so many stories I could tell about this trip, but here’s one:
Whoopi Goldberg was/is a GOOD FRIEND of my family’s friend Howie. I actually saw him interviewed in Whoopi’s Biography on A&E, and was floored. When we went to visit Howie, he took us over to Whoopi’s house. Now, she wasn’t there at the time. This was literally the year “The Color Purple” came out. She was probably shooting it, or doing press for it at the time. Anyway, we went over to Whoopi’s house, and I met her daughter. Her daughter had blue hair. First black person I ever saw with blue hair. Again, I was ten. I always remembered this, as I saw Whoopi’s star rise.