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January 19 Notable Births and Deaths, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Jan 18, 2022.

Let’s explore notable birth and death anniversaries for January 19.

Katey Sagal, actor (January 19, 1954–present)

“Some of the biggest challenges I've had is when I was trying to cross over into more dramatic roles, as I never thought I was funny. I still don't think I'm funny. Everybody would always want me to be in these comedic roles. But for me, you just want to keep doing different things.” —Katey Sagal
Snierson, Dan. “Katey Sagal breaks down the roles that fans most recognize her for.” EW, April 8, 2021, https://ew.com/tv/katy-sagal-most-famous-roles/.

“The whole writers' room for 'Futurama' were, like, scientists. They were way over my head, you know? So people that responded to that — it was a really an adult sense of humor.” —Katey Sagal
Snierson, Dan. “Katey Sagal breaks down the roles that fans most recognize her for.” EW, April 8, 2021, https://ew.com/tv/katy-sagal-most-famous-roles/.

“‘Sons of Anarchy’ was not so much a choice as it was my husband who's an amazing writer and wrote this part that was designed to be kind of a smaller role and then he wrote her so well that it grew into what it grew into.” —Katey Sagal
Calvario, Liz. “Katey Sagal on Reuniting With ‘Married With Children’ Co-Star Christina Applegate on ‘Dead to Me’ (Exclusive).” ET, July 23, 2021, https://www.etonline.com/katey-sagal-on-reuniting-with-married-with-children-co-star-christina-applegate-on-dead-to-me.

Dolly Parton, singer and songwriter (January 19, 1946–present)

“People feel like they've known me so long because I've been around a long time. I'm really like an aunt or a cousin or a person you've grown up with—like somebody in the family.” —Dolly Parton
Cole, Jennifer V. “Dolly Parton: The Southern Living Interview.” Southern Living, https://www.southernliving.com/culture/celebrities/dolly-parton-the-southern-living-interview.

“Nobody is happy all the time. I'm a very sensitive person. I'm a songwriter, so I have to live with my feelings on my sleeve. I have to not harden my heart, because I want to stay open to feel things. So when I hurt, I hurt all over. And when I cry, I cry real hard. And when I'm mad, I'm mad all over. I'm just a person; I like to experience whatever the feeling is and whatever I'm going through.”  —Dolly Parton
Cole, Jennifer V. “Dolly Parton: The Southern Living Interview.” Southern Living, https://www.southernliving.com/culture/celebrities/dolly-parton-the-southern-living-interview.

“I think my waist looks small. My feet are small and my waist is small, as I've always said, 'cause nothing grows in the shade.” —Dolly Parton
Breen, Kerry. “Dolly Parton says she used ‘I Will Always Love You’ royalties to invest in a Black community.” Today, August 1, 2021, https://www.today.com/popculture/dolly-parton-shares-fun-facts-interview-andy-cohen-t226961.

Wilson Pickett, singer and songwriter (March 18, 1941–January 19, 2006)

“I want to try this business again. And R&B has made a great comeback. The older acts are making it pretty good—Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, they’re out there. Why shouldn’t I be?” —Wilson Pickett
Katz, Larry. “Wilson Pickett (1999).” The Katz Tapes, March 14, 2019, http://thekatztapes.com/wilson-pickett-1999/.

Hedy Lamarr, actor and inventor (November 9, 1914–January 19, 2000)

“No regrets—you learn from everything all the time.” —Hedy Lamarr
“Hedy Lamarr–1969 TV Interview.” YouTube, February 21, 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muYlAsUDibE.

“I am a very simple, complicated person.” —Hedy Lamarr
“Hedy Lamarr–1969 TV Interview.” YouTube, February 21, 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muYlAsUDibE.

“Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.” —Hedy Lamarr
“Hedy Lamarr.” The German Way & More, https://www.german-way.com/notable-people/featured-bios/hedy-lamarr/.

James Dickey, poet and novelist (February 2, 1923–January 19, 1997)

“As they say, I could have papered my bedroom wall with the rejections. I began to send stuff out when I was at Vanderbilt, and the only way that I knew where to send anything was to go into the stacks of the library and get a magazine out that I admired, like the ‘Sewanee Review,’ and get the address off the masthead and send the poem to the guy who was the editor at that address.” —James Dickey
Ashley, Franklin. “James Dickey, The Art of Poetry No. 20.” The Paris Review, Spring 1976, https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/3741/the-art-of-poetry-no-20-james-dickey.

“I’m the kind of person who can’t be interested in a thing without wanting to see if I can’t get out there and do a little of it myself. If I see somebody shooting arrows, I want to get a bow and see if I can shoot some myself.” —James Dickey
Ashley, Franklin. “James Dickey, The Art of Poetry No. 20.” The Paris Review, Spring 1976, https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/3741/the-art-of-poetry-no-20-james-dickey.

“To a writer, any job is in the way, but no American poet is going to make enough to support himself, let alone anybody else.” —James Dickey
KAT. “A Sense of Flight: An Interview with James Dickey.” mirabile dictu, June 20, 2013, https://mirabiledictu.org/2013/06/20/icarus-and-ulterior-motives-an-interview-with-james-dickey-1987/.

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