I heard Elizabeth Hassalback refer to a "Tommy" the other day on the "View".
She said she called Whoopi to see if she was feeling better, and to make sure she didn't have the Swine Flu, and "Tommy" said everything was ok and she was feeling better.
Damon proclaimed: "I never denied those rumors because I was offended and didn’t want to offend my friends who were gay.
She refers to "my partner" or "my significant other" or "my better half" on The View but there seems to be no record anywhere of who that person might be.
Her mother, Emma (Harris), was a teacher and a nurse, and her father, Robert James Johnson, Jr., was a clergyman.
Whoopi's recent ancestors were from Georgia, Florida, and Virginia.
She came to prominence doing an HBO special and a one-woman show as Moms Mabley.
She worked in a funeral parlor and as a bricklayer while taking small parts on Broadway.
She moved to California and worked with improv groups, including Spontaneous Combustion, and developed her skills as a stand-up comedienne.