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Hollywood Rags-to-Riches

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Hollywood Rags-to-Riches

Tyler Perry, star and producer of the upcoming movie “Madea's Big Happy Family,” hasn’t always enjoyed the success he does now. Perry grew up with an abusive father in the slums of New Orleans. It wasn't until Perry watched an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” that he realized the potential release writing offered. He began a series of letters to himself, which would later be turned into the musical “I Know I’ve Been Changed.” Perry is now considered one of the most successful men in Hollywood.

Check out some of Hollywood's other rags-to-riches stories. - Xfinity Entertainment Programmers (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)



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