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  • Oprah Winfrey | Photo Credits: OWN
    Whoa! Talk about a blast from the past.
    Oprah Winfrey's original audition for The Oprah Winfrey Show (then called A.M. Chicago) surfaced online this week, 30 years after the host first filmed it.
    The tape, filmed in 1983, features a young Winfrey explaining the origins of her unusual name. "Originally, I was named from the Bible by Aunt Ida, who named me from Ruth, the first chapter at the fourteenth verse, Orpah, but no one knew how to spell in my home, and that's why I ended up being Oprah," Winfrey quipped.
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    Winfrey went on to host the show for 25 seasons until 2011, but it was during a Nov. 14, 2005 episode that Winfrey debuted her audition tape to the world. Luckily for fans that missed it, you can now watch it below. Plus, catch up on Oprah's Next Chapter here.
    View original Watch Oprah Winfrey's Original 1983 Audition Tape at TVGuide.com
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