Back To School: Stars Who Earned A Degree After The Fame

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Oprah was one credit shy of graduating with a communication degree from Tennessee State University when she left to pursue her TV career. Years later, with her company Harpo, a TV  show, and an Oscar nomination under her belt, TSU invited Oprah to speak at commencement back in 1987. Oprah said she could only do it if she completed her coursework. So, she did!

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