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Rosie O'Donnell (quietly) turns 61 today

Rosie O'Donnell turns 61 today as she morphs into Tyne Daly.

Years ago in an interview, Rosie said she doesn't celebrate her birthday - and hasn't since she turned 11 years old. As an Irish woman, she doesn't celebrate St Patrick's Day either - just a few days before her birthday.

She explained that her beloved mother died on St. Patrick's Day in 1973 at the age of 39. Her Catholic funeral was held four days later - on Rosie's 11th birthday. She said unlike other birthdays she had and unlike other birthdays kids had, hers was a very sad day that year. All her school friends now new her as the kid without a mother. She decided back then she would never have a birthday party, and never celebrate St. Patrick's Day or her own birthday.

She always had a fear she would die of breast cancer at the age of 39, just like her mother. Turning 40 was a huge turning-point in her life, a milestone she thought she'd never see. And 21 years later, 50 years after her mother's death, she turns 61.

by Anonymousreply 48March 28, 2023 8:03 AM

*sigh* I miss funny Rosie ☹️

by Anonymousreply 1March 21, 2023 4:55 PM

I wish her happiness and love on her birthday. Her mother would want Rosie’s birthday to be filled with both.

by Anonymousreply 2March 21, 2023 4:59 PM

Love ya, Rosie. Welcome to your sixth decade.

by Anonymousreply 3March 21, 2023 4:59 PM

She should celebrate both in memory of her mother. Make it a joyful event and tribute to her.

by Anonymousreply 4March 21, 2023 5:01 PM

Happy Birthday, Rosie!

by Anonymousreply 5March 21, 2023 5:01 PM

At some point in life, you have to just stop keeping stupid resolutions. Have fun, get drunk, enjoy life, on St. Patrick's Day and on your birthday, you old dyke.

by Anonymousreply 6March 21, 2023 6:19 PM

[quote]Years ago in an interview, Rosie said she doesn't celebrate her birthday - and hasn't since she turned 11 years old.

She started celebrating after she made it to the age of 39.

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by Anonymousreply 7March 21, 2023 9:28 PM

Was Rosie's mother a liar?

by Anonymousreply 8March 21, 2023 9:36 PM

R7 They celebrate every host's birthday on THE VIEW, whether the host wants it or not.

Last year, Joy Behar turnded 80 and she didn't want a TV party on the show. So Behar took off to Italy for her birthday week just to miss her birthday. A week later, she returned and sure enough - they gave her an 80th party. She feigned 'happiness' but you could see she was very pissed off. She kept saying on the show that she didn't want the celebration - and that's why she took off. The producers didn't care, as those shows get big ratings for some reason.

by Anonymousreply 9March 21, 2023 9:41 PM

r9, she celebrated it on her own show, too.

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by Anonymousreply 10March 21, 2023 9:49 PM

R3, I’m guessing math wasn’t your best subject.

by Anonymousreply 11March 21, 2023 9:51 PM

God Bless Rosie. She’s a fighter and gets far too much grief. I hope that she’s happy, she more than deserves it.

by Anonymousreply 12March 21, 2023 9:51 PM

Does her Tommy still send her a big bouquet of flowers on her birthday?

by Anonymousreply 13March 21, 2023 9:53 PM

Oops, r11, that's what I get for being blonde.

by Anonymousreply 14March 21, 2023 9:54 PM

"You know what happens to people who LOY? They get CANCAH!"

"Rosie, you own mother died of cancer."

"My mothah was a LOYAH!"

This conversation happened according to depositions in the Rosie's McCalls case.

by Anonymousreply 15March 21, 2023 9:57 PM

Rosie said she was sexually abused by her father. He stopped abusing her when she was 10 - when her mother died.

by Anonymousreply 16March 21, 2023 10:03 PM

[quote]Does her Tommy still send her a big bouquet of flowers on her birthday?

He does!!

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by Anonymousreply 17March 21, 2023 10:05 PM

She's celebrated enough engagements to make up for the uncelebrated birthdays.

by Anonymousreply 18March 21, 2023 10:06 PM

I think he sends her that coconut bundt cake, too.

by Anonymousreply 19March 21, 2023 10:06 PM

Did she ever say that the monster who came into her bedroom was her depressed, molester dad?

by Anonymousreply 20March 21, 2023 10:09 PM

She never said who the molester was that she talked about twenty years ago.

by Anonymousreply 21March 22, 2023 1:42 AM

Years ago, she said Streisand used to remember her birthday each year, too, and sent her a birthday cake from her favorite NY bakery. Not sure if Streisand still remembers her birthday - or even her, at all.

by Anonymousreply 22March 22, 2023 2:20 AM

I had sufficient

by Anonymousreply 23March 22, 2023 2:27 AM

Rosie said her father molested her up until age 10, when her mother died. For some reason, he stopped at that point.

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by Anonymousreply 24March 22, 2023 2:31 AM

She celebrated her birthday this year with the debut of her new podcast.

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by Anonymousreply 25March 26, 2023 4:49 AM

What makes me sad is I can't even remember when she used to seem funny. It now seems like she's always just been annoying.

by Anonymousreply 26March 26, 2023 4:53 AM


by Anonymousreply 27March 26, 2023 4:58 AM

Loved that movie, R27. Just watched it with my mom recently. She's mid-stage Alzheimer's and can't follow along the plot of most shows, but this one holds her attention. It's free on Pluto.

by Anonymousreply 28March 26, 2023 5:33 AM

Love Rosie, wish her much happiness.

Joy is 80?! Seriously? Wow.

by Anonymousreply 29March 26, 2023 5:56 AM

It's so sad realizing Rosie probably believed she was going to get an Emmy nomination for RTBWMS before it was released. I can't see why else she would have done it.

by Anonymousreply 30March 26, 2023 5:56 AM

Riding the Bus with My Sister should have been entitled instead My Favorite Retard.

by Anonymousreply 31March 26, 2023 5:57 AM

[Quote] Joy is 80?!

So What? Who Cares?!

by Anonymousreply 32March 26, 2023 5:57 AM

How did she get Rose Kennedy at her party R7

by Anonymousreply 33March 26, 2023 6:14 AM

She’s a grave robber, she is

by Anonymousreply 34March 26, 2023 6:19 AM

Love to her. Isn’t she an old school DL poster?

by Anonymousreply 35March 26, 2023 6:27 AM

Lesbianism is no longer a death sentence.

by Anonymousreply 36March 26, 2023 6:29 AM

I’ve always liked her, she’s been through a lot. Her hair looks good in the podcast photo.

by Anonymousreply 37March 26, 2023 6:55 AM

*Also SHOCKED when I realized Joy Behar is 80. She looks good!!

by Anonymousreply 38March 26, 2023 7:31 AM

I watched Rosie's talk show every day after school. She is such a legend.

by Anonymousreply 39March 26, 2023 9:10 AM

I wasn't aware that Rosie does anything quietly.

by Anonymousreply 40March 26, 2023 10:57 AM

Three Words, r40: Silent But Deadly.

by Anonymousreply 41March 26, 2023 1:55 PM

Hi Rosie!

by Anonymousreply 42March 26, 2023 2:00 PM

She just said in an interview last week that Madonna is taking her out to a surprise location for her birthday

She said she talked on the phone with Madonna for about 3 hours

by Anonymousreply 43March 27, 2023 12:26 PM

I'm not personally familiar with botox or fillers but isn't there something Ro can do about those down turned outer corners of her mouth? It's creepy when she smiles but the out corners are down turned.

by Anonymousreply 44March 27, 2023 12:35 PM

She’s very self-conscious about her creepy smile.

by Anonymousreply 45March 27, 2023 12:39 PM

Oh, that whole "dead mother" thing--again. Enough, enough, enough!

by Anonymousreply 46March 27, 2023 1:02 PM

The weird downturned mouth is a feature from Ireland, my old spinster Irish aunt had it too.

by Anonymousreply 47March 28, 2023 7:52 AM

[quote]She just said in an interview last week that Madonna is taking her out to a surprise location for her birthday

Front row seats at Bad Cinderella?

by Anonymousreply 48March 28, 2023 8:03 AM
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