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Whoopi Goldberg

Funny resume : "Jumpin' Jack Flash," the "Sister Act" movies, numerous Comedy Relief specials and her initial one-woman show on Broadway (a mix of comedy and quirky personalities). Serious turn: "The Color Purple" Did it work? Goldberg was nominated for an Oscar for "The Color Puple," and won it in 1990 in a supporting role in "Ghost." Goldberg has gone on to be one of a very select few performers to win an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, a Tony Award and an Emmy. With varying degrees of commercial success, it has worked out.Bryan Bedder / Getty Images