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May 04, 1990|BETH KLEID | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Oprah's Honesty: "Truth has been the foundation of my adult life," declared Oprah Winfrey, confirming a recent report that she had a child out of wedlock at age 14. "It is true that when I was 14 years old, I became pregnant," Winfrey said in a statement issued to Parade columnist Walter Scott to be published this Sunday in the magazine. "The baby was born prematurely and died shortly after birth," she added. Winfrey said she had hoped the matter could stay private until she was ready to talk about it. Winfrey issued the statement now because her half-sister Patricia Lloyd told of the birth in a recently published interview.

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