Robert James Johnson: Facts About The Father of Whoopi Goldberg 

Robert James Johnson

Who is the father of Whoopi Goldberg?

Robert James Johnson is the father of Whoopi Goldberg. Robert James Johnson’s daughter Goldberg is an American actor, comedian, author, and television personality. A recipient of numerous accolades, she is one of 17 entertainers to win the EGOT, which includes an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Tony Award.

Whoopi Goldberg: Bio Summary

Full NameRobert James Johnson
famous as father of Whoopi Goldberg
Age 63 years old at the time of death
Date of BirthMarch 4, 1930
Place of BirthManhattan, New York, United States.
Zodiac signPisces
Children Clyde K. Johnson, Whoopi Goldberg
Spouse Emma Harris

Robert James Johnson was born on 4 March 1930 in Manhattan, New York, United States. Robert is the son of Robert James Johnson Sr. and Hattie John. Robert was a baptist clergyman by profession. 

Robert was married to Emma Johnson, whom he had two children with. Clyde K. Johnson and Cryna Elaine Johnson( Whoopi Goldberg). Robert’s wife Emma Johnson was born on 21 September 1931 in South Carolina, United States. Robert’s wife was a teacher and a nurse. Unfortunately, Whoopi Goldberg’s father died on 29 August 2010 at the age of 78 in Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States. The cause of his death was never made public.

Whoopi Goldberg doesn’t talk much about her father, but she described her mother as a “stern, strong, and wise woman” who raised her as a single mother with her brother Clyde (c. 1949 – 2015).

Robert James Johnson’s daughter Whoopi Goldberg 

Cryna Elaine Johnson popularly known as Whoopi Goldberg is the daughter of Robert James Johnson and the mother of American actress and film producer,  Alexandrea Martin 

Whoopi was born on 13 November 1955 in Manhattan, New York City. She is an American comedian, actor, author, and TV personality. 

Whoopi and her brother Cylde were raised in a public housing project, the Chelsea-Elliot Houses in New York City.

Robert’s daughter Whoopi attended school at a local Catholic School, Columba’s. She dropped out of Washington Irving High School.

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She got married three times to three different men. In 1973 she was married to Alvin Martin until 1979. In 1986, she got married to cinematographer David Claessen in 1988.  And in 1994 to 1995 was married to union organizer Lyle Trachtenberg. She was romantically involved with Ted Danson and Frank Langella. 

Whoopi gave birth to her daughter Alexandrea Martin with her first husband Alvin Martin in 1973. Her daughter is an actress and a film producer. She has three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter through her daughter.

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Whoopi has stated she has no plans of marrying again; She said, “Some people are not meant to be married and I am not meant to. I am sure it is wonderful for lots of people.

On 29 August 2010, Robert James’ wife Emma Harris also died after having a stroke. On 25 May 1993, Robert James Johnson died at the age of 63 at Sumter, South Carolina, United States

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