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January 23 Notable Births and Deaths, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Jan 20, 2022.

Let’s explore notable birth and death anniversaries for January 23.

Tiffani Thiessen, actor and television host (January 23, 1974–present)

“I grew up in a family where all the women cooked. I was that little girl who peered around the kitchen and wanted to be with my mom, aunt, and grandmother — and they were all in there. And they were looking like they were having a blast cooking together.” —Tiffani Thiessen
Nolasco, Stephanie. “Tiffani Thiessen talks love for cooking, being seen as a sex symbol.” Fox News, September 25, 2017, https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/tiffani-thiessen-talks-love-for-cooking-being-seen-as-a-sex-symbol.

“I love to enjoy food. I’ve always said that if I eat healthy during the week, then I give myself more leeway to have some fun on the weekends. And I stick to the gym. I try to go five to six days a week.” —Tiffani Thiessen
Nolasco, Stephanie. “Tiffani Thiessen talks love for cooking, being seen as a sex symbol.” Fox News, September 25, 2017, https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/tiffani-thiessen-talks-love-for-cooking-being-seen-as-a-sex-symbol.

“Spending time in the kitchen together with my children, it’s huge. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, of course. I love to cook, but it’s been really wonderful to have those moments with my kids and really getting them involved with cooking.” —Tiffani Thiessen
Nolasco, Stephanie. “Tiffani Thiessen talks love for cooking, being seen as a sex symbol.” Fox News, September 25, 2017, https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/tiffani-thiessen-talks-love-for-cooking-being-seen-as-a-sex-symbol.

Chita Rivera, actor and dancer (January 23, 1933–present)

“Well, I didn't know about theatre. I was from Washington, D.C., and then I came to New York, and got the scholarship for the ballet. But I had never seen a Broadway show.” —Chita Rivera
Kelly, Rona. “BWW Interview: Chita Rivera on Her Career & Concerts at Cadogan Hall.” Broadway World UK, January 16, 2019, https://www.broadwayworld.com/westend/article/BWW-Interview-Chita-Rivera-on-her-Career-Concerts-at-Cadogan-Hall-20190116.

“Mother never said to me, ‘Stay out of trouble.’ She didn't have to!”  —Chita Rivera
Kelly, Rona. “BWW Interview: Chita Rivera on Her Career & Concerts at Cadogan Hall.” Broadway World UK, January 16, 2019, https://www.broadwayworld.com/westend/article/BWW-Interview-Chita-Rivera-on-her-Career-Concerts-at-Cadogan-Hall-20190116.

“There is something very special about that show and I'm so happy that ‘Chicago’ is still running and being performed everywhere.”  —Chita Rivera
Kelly, Rona. “BWW Interview: Chita Rivera on Her Career & Concerts at Cadogan Hall.” Broadway World UK, January 16, 2019, https://www.broadwayworld.com/westend/article/BWW-Interview-Chita-Rivera-on-her-Career-Concerts-at-Cadogan-Hall-20190116.

Larry King, television interviewer (November 19, 1933–January 23, 2021)

“I don't know more law than a lawyer. I don't know more politics than a politician. ... I don't know more medicine than a doctor. ... I'm a layman. I'm a pure layman who's intensely curious. What I do have is a sense of pace. I know when something's going well, I know how to draw people out.” —Larry King
Murphy Jr., Bill. “Larry King Always Asked Questions Like This, and It Was Pure Emotional Intelligence.” Inc., https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/larry-king-always-asked-questions-like-this-it-was-pure-emotional-intelligence.html.

“The key of interviewing is listening. If you don't listen, you're not a good interviewer. I hate interviewers who come with a long list of prepared questions, because they're going to depend on going from the fourth question to the fifth question without listening to the answer.” —Larry King
Murphy Jr., Bill. “Larry King Always Asked Questions Like This, and It Was Pure Emotional Intelligence.” Inc., https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/larry-king-always-asked-questions-like-this-it-was-pure-emotional-intelligence.html.

“I never understood racism. Why would the pigment of skin mean anything?” —Larry King
Murphy Jr., Bill. “Larry King Always Asked Questions Like This, and It Was Pure Emotional Intelligence.” Inc., https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/larry-king-always-asked-questions-like-this-it-was-pure-emotional-intelligence.html.

Johnny Carson, television host and comedian (October 23, 1925–January 23, 2005)

“If variety is the spice of life, marriage is the big can of leftover Spam.” —Johnny Carson
Szulman, Jennifer. “Remembering Johnny Carson with his most memorable quotes.” Daily News, October 23, 2015, https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/remembering-johnny-carson-memorable-quotes-article-1.2408448.

“If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.” —Johnny Carson
Szulman, Jennifer. “Remembering Johnny Carson with his most memorable quotes.” Daily News, October 23, 2015, https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/remembering-johnny-carson-memorable-quotes-article-1.2408448.

“People will pay more to be entertained than educated.” —Johnny Carson
Szulman, Jennifer. “Remembering Johnny Carson with his most memorable quotes.” Daily News, October 23, 2015, https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/remembering-johnny-carson-memorable-quotes-article-1.2408448.

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