This week Oprah Winfrey announced that her OWN network’s first scripted TV movie will be a treatment of the memoir “My Name Is Love: The Darlene Love Story." This is a cherry on the top of a lot of recent good fortune for Love, who will perform a Valentine’s Day concert at Fort Lauderdale’s Parker Playhouse.
Also sweet, attending the March 2 Academy Awards, where “Twenty Feet From Stardom,” a profile of Love and other under-appreciated (and often un-credited) backup singers of the past 50 years, is up for a best-documentary Oscar.
“This is probably one of the best times of my life,” the singer, 72, says from her home in Rockland County, N.Y.
While Love's memoir is...