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June 27 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Jun 26, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on June 27.

Tobey Maguire, actor (June 27, 1975–present)

“Peter Parker is not a typical action hero. He's probably the most down-to-earth, most carefully drawn, and least plastic of comic book figures. For me, it's a role that I knew that I could pull off without disappointing people. And once people see the movie, I think they'll come to the same conclusion.” —Tobey Maguire
Cinema.com. “Spider-Man: Interview With Tobey Maguire.” Cinema.com, https://www.cinema.com/articles/540/spider-man-interview-with-tobey-maguire.phtml.

“I'm not going to take all the credit if ‘Spider-Man’ is a huge success, and I'm not going to take all the blame if we go down in flames. That's what's exciting and a little scary about making movies - it's hard to know from the outset whether it's going to be good or not.” —Tobey Maguire
Cinema.com. “Spider-Man: Interview With Tobey Maguire.” Cinema.com, https://www.cinema.com/articles/540/spider-man-interview-with-tobey-maguire.phtml.

Jo Frost, nanny and television personality (June 27, 1970–present)

“There's a lot of external issues that have a ripple effect on a family and a lot of internal, practical parenting challenges that families are trying to overcome every day. Children become the silent witnesses of such worry within their families.” —Jo Frost
Topel, Fred. “‘Supernanny’ Jo Frost addresses device addiction, same sex parents.” UPI, January 8, 2020, https://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/TV/2020/01/08/Supernanny-Jo-Frost-addresses-device-addiction-same-sex-parents/4011578437675/.

“Rather than to throw a negative when that parent is already having a tough time, be supportive. Give a smile. Give 'em the old wink.” —Jo Frost
Topel, Fred. “‘Supernanny’ Jo Frost addresses device addiction, same sex parents.” UPI, January 8, 2020, https://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/TV/2020/01/08/Supernanny-Jo-Frost-addresses-device-addiction-same-sex-parents/4011578437675/.

J.J. Abrams, filmmaker (June 27, 1966–present)

“It's a funny thing, working with kids is by nature a less predictable experience. So, I think you have to go into that as much as you can embracing the fact that you're not quite sure what you're going to get. But the truth is that working with grown actors, and really accomplished and proven actors, usually they're so good because they're going to also surprise you, and do something that changes the tone, or the dynamic, or sometimes even the physicality of a scene, how something is choreographed.” —J.J. Abrams
Chitwood, Adam. “J.J. Abrams Looks Back on ‘Super 8’, Working With Kids, and Creating a Monstrous Metaphor.” May 28, 2021, https://collider.com/jj-abrams-interview-super-8/.

“I've been involved in a number of projects that have been — in most cases series — that have ideas that begin the thing where you feel like you know where it's going to go. Then sometimes it's an actor who comes in, other times it's a relationship that as it is written doesn't quite work. Things that you think are going to just be so well-received just crash and burn, and other things that you think like, ‘That's a little small moment, that's a one episode character,’ suddenly become a hugely important part of the story.” —J.J. Abrams
Chitwood, Adam. “J.J. Abrams Looks Back on ‘Super 8’, Working With Kids, and Creating a Monstrous Metaphor.” May 28, 2021, https://collider.com/jj-abrams-interview-super-8/.

Ross Perot, politician and businessman (June 27, 1930–July 9, 2019)

“The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.” —Ross Perot
Kwong, Jessica. “Ross Perot Quotes: Most Famous Lines From Former Third-Party Presidential Candidate.” Newsweek, July 9, 2019, https://www.newsweek.com/ross-perot-famous-quotes-1448287.

“Life is like a cobweb, not an organization chart.” —Ross Perot
Kwong, Jessica. “Ross Perot Quotes: Most Famous Lines From Former Third-Party Presidential Candidate.” Newsweek, July 9, 2019, https://www.newsweek.com/ross-perot-famous-quotes-1448287.

Bob Keeshan, actor and producer (June 27, 1927–January 23, 2004)

“I don't think children have changed. The way we nurture them has.” —Bob Keeshan
Norris, Kim. “A TV legend doesn’t like all he sees on TV.” Tampa Bay Times, October 3, 2005, https://www.tampabay.com/archive/1995/02/23/a-tv-legend-doesn-t-like-all-he-sees-on-tv/.

“As long as we use television as babysitter, children are watching adult programs.” —Bob Keeshan
Norris, Kim. “A TV legend doesn’t like all he sees on TV.” Tampa Bay Times, October 3, 2005, https://www.tampabay.com/archive/1995/02/23/a-tv-legend-doesn-t-like-all-he-sees-on-tv/.

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