Rosie O'Donnell Overview

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Born: March 21, 1962

Rosie O'Donnell is one of the more unlikely Hollywood success stories. But, as she says, "There's no map to success in this industry -- you have to take a knife and hack your way through the jungle." Born in Commack, Long Island, her mother died when she was 10 leaving behind, she remembers, "five small children and an emotionally distant father. We sort of took care of ourselves." Then, as now, the television acted as entertainment and baby-sitter all in one. O'Donnell... See All

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