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Oprah as actress

Oprah Winfrey stars as a fiercely determined woman who refuses to surrender her life and the lives of her children the violence surrounding their fictional inner-city home in "There Are No Children Here," a movie based on Alex Kotlowitz' non-fiction bestseller. Oprah Winfrey portrays the mother of two young sons (played by Mark Lane, left, and Norman Golden II) growing up in a Chicago Housing project, fighting for survival in an environment where drugs and gangs are a daily fact of life.ABC photo by Gregory Heisler