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Oprah's 'Real' Dad: 'Speak To Me, Before I Die.'

Apr. 17 2010, Published 12:11 p.m. ET

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An ailing 84-year-old man who claims to be Oprah Winfrey's long lost father has begged the TV queen to submit to a paternity test -- before he dies.

Noah Robinson Senior -- who the National Enquirer first identified in 2003 -- has also revealed that, years ago, he tried to reach the talk-show star to beg her to agree to a DNA test.

"I told her in a letter, if she wanted, I'd give her one," Robinson told The New York Post.

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In the letter, he placed mementos from his life, including his Social Security number and a picture of him from the Navy in World War II, he said.

"I never got no answer," Robinson said.

"I never did get no answer. If I did, it didn't get to me."

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The Mississippi farmer, now living in a rural VA hospital, said his dream is to speak with Oprah as father and daughter before he dies.

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The World War 2 veteran insisted he wasn't looking to get his hands on Oprah's millions.

"I'd like her to call me," he said.

"I'm her real father. I haven't seen her since she was a kid. She was a little bitty thing."

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Oprah's spokeswoman said the TV host wasn't available to comment on Robinson's claims.

Oprah grew up thinking her mother Vernita's longtime boyfriend, Vernon Winfrey, was her biological father.

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While she began a search in 2003 for her real father, Oprah is said to still consider Vernon her father.



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