Born: 13 August 1962
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Best known as:
Jamaican-sounding infomercial psychic
Name at birth: Youree Harris
A sassy self-proclaimed psychic, Miss Cleo was the star of late-night TV infomercials in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Claiming to be a mystical shaman from Jamaica, Miss Cleo urged viewers to phone a "900" telephone number where they would pay by the minute to have their fortunes read. Miss Cleo became a jokey pop culture icon much like an earlier psychic promoter, Dionne Warwick. In 2002 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that Florida officials had uncovered a birth certificate showing that Miss Cleo was in reality Youree Dell Harris, an American born in Los Angeles in 1962.
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