With her movie career resuscitated thanks to Ghost and the upcoming Long Walk Home, Whoopi Goldberg didn’t waste any time bidding farewell to CBS’ struggling sitcom Bagdad Cafe. As executive producer Kenneth Kaufman heard the tale, Goldberg simply called network president Jeff Sagansky late in , November and announced she was quitting — effective immediately. With no time to recast her role, CBS shut down Cafe so quickly it didn’t even have time to remove the Nov. 30 show’s listing from TV Guide. Her walkout came as little surprise to insiders, who say the actress had been in increasingly fierce and abusive clashes with Cafe’s creative team. Goldberg had no comment about her decision, letting contracts speak louder than words: Within days of her departure, she signed a film deal with Paramount.
Posted December 21 1990 — 12:00 AM EST
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