Media Advisory: Actress, Comedian Whoopi Goldberg to Perform at UB Friday Night

Release Date: October 9, 2009 This content is archived.


Actress, comedian, singer-songwriter and media personality Whoopi Goldberg will present "An Evening with Whoopi Goldberg" at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. today (Friday, Oct. 9, 2009) in Alumni Arena on the North (Amherst) Campus.

A multitalented performer who is one of only 10 to have won a Grammy, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, an Emmy and a Tony, her show is part of True Blue Weekend, UB's homecoming and family weekend celebration.

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Known for her starring roles in movies that include "The Color Purple" "Ghost" and "Girl, Interrupted," Goldberg also has achieved success on television, Broadway and in the music industry, and holds a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In addition, she has been honored with multiple NCAAP Image Awards, numerous People's Choice Awards, five Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards and various awards and tribute for her humanitarian efforts. She currently is moderator and co-host of television's long-running talk show "The View."

Goldberg is not available for interviews. During her performance, audio and/or visual photography, as well as still photography, will be limited to the first five minutes of the program.

Working media may reserve tickets for the program by contacting Christine Vidal in the Office of University Communication, at 645-4607 or no later than 2 p.m. today (Friday, Oct. 9, 2009). Reserved tickets may be picked up at the will-call window in Alumni Arena prior to the lecture. Media may be required to show press credentials in order to be admitted to the performance.

Media Contact Information

Christine Vidal has retired from University Communications. To contact UB's media relations staff, call 716-645-6969 or visit our list of current university media contacts. Sorry for the inconvenience.