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Whoopi Goldberg Stars on ‘666 Park Avenue,’ Turns 57

Whoopi Goldberg is getting back to acting with a guest appearance on 666 Park Avenue but will probably just spend her birthday trying to clean up after Hurricane Sandy.

Whoopi has been sharing her wisdom and sharp wit on the day time talk show The Voice, but the producers of 666 Park Avenue are ready to have the 57-year-old as a part of their show.

“Whoopi’s an incredible actor, so when we heard that she was a horror fan, we wrote the role for her,” executive producer David Wilcox said.

The Sister Act actress will now take on the role of a “mysterious resident of the Drake who helps Jane unlock the secret of the building’s true evil origins.”

In the past year The View co-host has only taken on small roles in shows such as “Glee,” “Suburgatory,” and “The Middle,” but it’s no wonder the producers were so excited about the idea of getting her to appear on their show.

Goldberg has definitely made it know that when it comes to acting, she is certainly one of the best and has played a variety of different roles and won awards for most of them.

In fact, “The Color Purple” actress has become one of the few people in Hollywood to earn an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and a Tony.

She grabbed a Tony Award for the Broadway musical Thoroughly Modern Millie and Grammy for a comedy album in 1985. In 1991, Whoopi was awarded an Oscar for her role in Ghost and more recently added an Emmy to her collection for The View.

With so many prestigious awards under her belt you would expect the Hollywood super star to have some big plans for her birthday today (Nov. 13), but it seems like the only thing on her mind is cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy hit.

Just like thousands of other New Yorkers, the Lion King voice actress has been dealing with the Sandy aftermath.

The award winning actress told TMZ, “I’m just trying to get my s**t rebuilt.”


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