Sometimes it’s hard to locate the birthdate of a famous person. Things even become more complex when two or more birth dates are listed for the same individual. What’s a Dayologist to do? Such is the case for Whoopie Goldberg. There are two dates offered for her birth on the Internet. Let’s see if we can figure this Dayology situation out together. Everyone knows the public Whoopie. but not the private Whoopie. Today she presents herself as a tolerant person who has clearly been around the block. And because we are viewing her life from a Dayology vantage point, her checkered background could just be seen as a series of obstacles which has taught to believe in herself and make better decisions.
Whoopie was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in New York City to a middle-class family. As a child she was diagnosed with dyslexia and was labeled as a slow learner. Whoopie dropped out of school at the age of 17 and became addicted to heroin. She marryiedher drug counselor, but divorced him after she cleaned up. Reportedly Whoopie had “six or seven” abortions by the age of 25. It is also stated that she smoked cigarettes for over 40 years to quit completely in 2015. Before making it in show business, she worked as a bank teller, a bricklayer and a mortuary cosmetician, all reputable careers, but not her destiny. Please note that both of her possible birth dates fall on a Sunday in Scorpio giving her the same Dayology signature regardless of which date it might be. I think there is a mystery in this duplication of energies.
“Nobody ever encouraged me in this business. I encouraged myself. I was a very dull and shy child. I was the last person you would expect to be a success. But I always felt if I kept going something would happen. But I even surprised myself at times.“
Having decided to become a stand-up comedian, Whoopie moved to California. Over time she appeared as a serious actor in a number of popular films, including Sister Act, Ghost and The Color Purple. She also showed up on television in Star Trek: The Next Generation and as a panel member on The View. Whoopie now seems to go anywhere and do anything. She is one of only ten individuals who has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony Award. In addition she has also received worldwide recognition for her humanitarian work.
Which date is Whoppie’s real birthday?
|#08 SUN SCO 11/13/1949|
|#08 SUN SCO 11/13/1955|
DIRECTIONS: Type the Words Whoopie Goldberg 1949 and Whoopie Goldberg 1955 in into Google. Here’s what’s out there right now! Whoopie Goldberg 1949 gives us a number of popular websites, including Biography.com which lists the year of her birth as 1949 although other sources mention that it is wrong. Whoopie Goldberg 1955 brings up Wikipedia.com and History.com explaining that Whoopie must have lied about her age early to appear older and increase her chances of succees. The interesting fact is that both dates fell on Sunday. How did that happen?