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Alexandrea Petrakova Johnson does not want to be a beautiful ballerina, and she does not want to leave her friends in Apple Creek. Unfortunately, that doesn't stop her ballet-crazy mother from moving them to Harlem, or from enrolling Al at the Nutcracker School of Ballet. Life is hard when you're the new ballerina on the block, and it's even harder when you're chosen to be the Sugar Plum Fairy in the school recital! Not only is Al a terrible dancer, but she's also got a rotten case of stage fright! Al's ballet classmates are going to have to use all the plum power they've got to coach this scary fairy!



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Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg (born Caryn Elaine Johnson) is an Academy Award winning American actress, comedian, radio host, TV personality/talk show host, game show host, singer, rapper and author. She is one of only thirteen individuals who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award, counting Daytime Emmy Awards. She is the second African American female performer to win an Academy Award for acting (the first being Hattie McDaniel) . She has won two Golden Globe Awards and two Saturn Awards for her performances in and On the August 1, 2007 broadcast of , Barbara Walters introduced her as the show's new moderator as of September 4. Meredith Vieira and Rosie O'Donnell previously held the position. In October 2007, she announced on that she would be retiring from acting because she is no longer sent scripts: "You know, there's no room for the very talented Whoopi. There's no room right now in the marketplace of cinema. Being a Black intellectual with a Jewish surname finally caught up to me," Goldberg told King.



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