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Born: November 3, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Profession: Cast ...


"I just wanted to hold a mirror up to the society we live in, and I really wanted to honor what was ordinary and yet extraordinary about moms and family. The wisecracks were a way of saying a lot of things, of telling the truth, expressing sorrow, breaking a stalemate. There was never sweet, lilting laughter. The show was always about something." --Roseanne to Los Angeles Times, May 4, 1997 as her sitcom was nearing its final episode.

"She quite simply revolutionized the portrayal of gender issues on television." --Bernard Welt, chairman of the department of academic studies at the Corcoran School of Art, quoted in The New York Times, April 16, 1997.

"There's no room for anybody but me in the whole fuckin' world ... I'm really appalled by the fact that everybody with their Enquiring Minds feels they should know the color of my underwear and how much I weigh, but if you say, 'don't you want to know what we did in Iran?' they don't fuckin' have the Enquiring Mind for THAT." --Roseanne to Entertainment Weekly, April 21, 1995.

"Roseanne Barr has a history of extreme behavior in public" --Lynn Hirschberg in Vanity Fair, December 1990.

On her housewife days: "It was a major reality alert, where your brain slides out of your head and falls on the floor. I said, 'Oh, my God. I love my husband. I love my kids, but I need something more--like, perhaps, a life. So, I wait for my husband to come home and I say, 'Hi, honey, you pencil-necked geek. Ever look in the mirror and notice you've got a weak and characterless chin? So he gives me that intuitively male response: 'Gosh, it seems like you're not happy, Roseanne ... Maybe you're ovulating.'"

"We're America's worst nightmare. White trash with money!" --Tom Arnold in Us, April 16, 1990.

Arnold's former agent, Arlyne Rothberg, filed a $20 million law suit against her, claiming that the 1994 autobiography "My Lives", misrepresented their relationship.

On people who find sex intriguing..."Well, they're taking drugs to make them that way. No one really enjoys it once they're past 25. But you kind of feel you owe it to somebody,"--Roseanne People September 16, 2002

"...if there's a guy out there, and he's older than me and richer than me, that is No. 1. By the way, I did get a copy of the Forbes 500 list, and several of them are divorced and my age, and I sent each of them a personalized note. I said, "I see you're available. I am available for dinner." Because I just want somebody to come and get me. They have to do all of the stuff; I'm not going to do anything. I'm not looking, because I have bad taste. I can't tell a good one from a bad one. And even if I do get a good one, I make him go bad, too. So if anybody's rich enough and brave enough and really, really cares, then we'll see."-Roseanne on remaining celibate

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