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Born: March 21, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Queens, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


"I think I'm very relatable. When I did standup in little clubs in Oklahoma or Arizona, people would come up and say, 'Rosie you're just like my friend, Eileen Murphy' or 'Dorrie McShane,' always the Irish name. Everybody had a sister or best friend like me, and that same non-threatening feeling goes into the show because a lot of women are competitive and our show is more of a celebration."

"It's not really a choice I make; it's how I live my life, the things I do when I mess up. Like the time I cut my daughter's finger when I was trimming her nails, it was the worst moment of my life, and I almost didn't talk about it on the air because I felt such shame. But when I did, the letters and calls we got! Thousands saying, 'I did the same thing.' That's the humanity people respond to, the normalcy, and it's harder when you become rich and famous, especially hard if you do comedy."---Rosie O'Donnell quoted in The Chicago Tribune, June 6, 1998.

"I'm getting closer to the age when my mother died. I used to think it was my destiny to follow in her footsteps, that there was some time bomb ticking inside of me. But the introduction of children in my life has given me a will and a knowledge that I'll be around for them."

"I think I'm still growing up. To me, the ultimate act of recovery is being able to give my children the life I never had. To be able to have a child who is safe and held and told, 'I love you.' That's my greatest success story."---O'Donnell in Biography Magazine, August 1998.

In October 2002, Rosie magazine publisher, Gruner + Jahr, filed a lawsuit for an estimated $300 million against ROSIE O'DONNELL for quitting the magazine September. Court papers accused O'Donnell of publicly disparaging the monthly and breach of contract.

In 2003 Rosie O'Donnell donated 25,000 to fund the Fab Five Room, a classroom named after the cast of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" at Harvey Milk High School, which serves gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students in New York City

Rosie O'Donnell and her girlfriend, Kelli Carpenter, flew from New York to California Thursday, February 26, 2004, to be married in San Francisco.

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