Why hasn't Oprah did a show on the late great jazz & R&B singer Phyllis Hyman?

Maybe she wasn't a superstar in the tradition of Nina Simone, but she contributed to

the jazz and R&B music scene, she was a star in Duke Ellington's sophisticated ladies,

and had countless performances, around the world. She was a tall, statuesque beauty who had a unique voice, and clothing style, was on every late night talk show, including her (Oprah's) friend David Letterman. Yes, she took her own life, and sadly,

thousands if not millions of her fans still miss her today, including me. She was very vocal about the business of the music business, in interviews on BET, and other news related outlets. One of the few women who used her celebrity, to tell the truth about the reality of what happens, if you don't take hold of your show business career. Why is she so forgotten in the media, like a cloud of dust that just blew away?

Oprah has always championed people who overcame adversity, but sometimes, you need to remind

folks, of those who left an indelable mark, regardless of how they died. At least that's how I see it.

5 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    You could ask this questions about a lot of singers/artists.

    Not a lot of people knew who Phyllis Hyman was.....sad because she was talented....but very true.

    If Oprah did a show about Ms. Hyman she may have a few thousand viewers as opposed to doing a show that would have millions of viewers.

  • Who knows, maybe she didn't want to be interview..now not everybody likes Oprah you know..=)

  • 4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Apparently Oprah doesn't agree with you. She has her favorites.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    yeah yeah

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