In the words of those who passed ... 2019 by Egantx7

Champion(s):

LorinBurte
Get off my lawn!


Runner(s)-Up:

ChrisRosenberg
The odds of me winning a quiz are sufficiently low to not compel me to have something witty here.


Quiz Description

I will give you a quote ... might be a line from TV or film, a line from a song, from a book, from a speech, etc. You identify the real person who wrote or delivered the line (it will be specified which), and who passed away in 2019.

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Questions:

Hello Rudy, well, hello Harry It's so nice to be back home where I belong You are lookin' swell Manny, I can tell Danny You're still glowin', you're still crowin', you're still goin' strong

Original singer in 1949

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Carol Channing ("Hello Dolly")

I thank the Lord that Jackie Robinson was the man he was in that position. If he wasn't it would have set back the whole idea of signing more black players. The one wish I could have is that Jackie Robinson could be here today to see this happen.

Press Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, 3 October 1974

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Frank Robinson (first African-American manager in MLB history)

"I had an interview once with some German journalist - some horrible, ugly woman. It was in the early days after the communists - maybe a week after - and she wore a yellow sweater that was kind of see-through. She had huge tits and a huge black bra, and she said to me, 'It's impolite; remove your glasses.' I said, 'Do I ask you to remove your bra?'."

a creepy interview in 2010

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Karl Langerfeld

I was involved, deeply involved, in a deception. The fact that I, too, was very much deceived cannot keep me from being the principal victim of that deception, because I was its principal symbol. There may be a kind of justice in that. I don't know. I do know, and I can say it proudly to this committee, that since Friday, October 16, when I finally came to a full understanding of what I had done and of what I must do, I have taken a number of steps toward trying to make up for it. I have a long way to go. I have deceived my friends, and I had millions of them. Whatever their feeling for me now, my affection for them is stronger today than ever before. I am making this statement because of them. I hope my being here will serve them well and lastingly.

Testimony before the House Subcommittee on Legislative Oversight, 2 November 1959

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Charles Van Doren (Contestant on the quiz show "21")

We’re in the trailer, and I hear a knock on the door. ‘Hey! Walking carpet, where are you?!’ It was Harrison. As loudly as you could possibly guess. And he just grabbed me, we had a big hug, ‘How you doing, blah-blah-blah’. And he was wonderful. It was lovely to see him back.

Interview with "Entertainment"'s Anthony Breznican, published in May 2019

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Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)

Architects by design investigate the play of volumes in light, explore the mysteries of movement in space, examine the measure that is scale and proportion, and above all, they search for that special quality that is the spirit of the place as no building exists alone.

Speech accepting the 1983 Pritzker Prize

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Ieoh Ming Pei

... but I did propose that the neutron and proton and the related baryons were composed, roughly speaking, of three quarks each, and that the quarks were the fundamental entities, they are analogous to the electron, and that the neutron, proton and so on were not elementary. The word I had first as a sound, "quark". It might have been spelled K-W-O-R-K, for example. But then I thought it was the right sound for the fundamental constituents of nuclei. Sounds, sounds good.

9 December 2001 interview with the Nobel Institute

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Murray Gell-Mann (proposed "strangeness" & named "quarks")

124 was spiteful. Full of a baby's venom.

Opening lines from a 1987 novel by this author

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Toni Morrison (Beloved)

From now on, you'll have no identifying marks of any kind. You'll not stand out in any way. Your entire image is crafted to leave no lasting memory with anyone you encounter. You're a rumor, recognizable only as déjà vu and dismissed just as quickly. You don't exist. You were never even born. Anonymity is your name, silence your native tongue.

Actor, in character, 1997 film

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Rip Torn (as Zed in "Men in Black")

So, I went from my own designing dress business on Seventh Avenue to designing blouses for Murjani. There was a merchandising genius called Warren Hersch, and he had to manage the company. We were talking one day and he said, ‘Murjani’s, they’ve got all this denim fabric stored away in Hong Kong.’ So I said, ‘Why don’t we make jeans, a really great fit jean?'

2016 interview with People Magazine

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Gloria Vanderbilt

If you can find a better car, buy it.

In a 1983 commercial for the K-car series

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Lee Iacoca (auto executive with Ford and Chrysler)

Les poissons, les poissons

How I love les poissons

Love to chop and to serve little fish

First I cut of their heads

Zen I pull out their bones

Ah mais oui, ça see'est toujours delish

Actor, voicing a character, 1989 film

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René Auberjonois (Chef Louis in "The Little Mermaid")

When I was just a little girl

I asked my mother, "What will I be?

Will I be pretty? Will I be rich?"

Here's what she said to me

Que sera, sera

Whatever will be, will be

The future's not ours to see

Actress/singer, first in 1956

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Doris Day

You're gonna boycott me? You haven't got the *balls* to boycott me. Here, here's your boycott, up your a$$. You've got a boycott.

Actor, in character, 1989

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Danny Aiello (Sal in "Do the Right Thing"

I feel the hunger, it's a hunger

That tries to keep a man awake at night

Are you the answer? I shouldn't wonder

When I can feel you whet my appetite

With all the power you're releasing

It isn't safe to walk the city streets alone

Anticipation runs through me

Let's find the keys and turn this engine on

Singer/Songwriter of 1986 hit

(edited at 11:14 am, December 28, 2019 (EST))

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Eddie Money ("Take Me Home Tonight")

The most frequently repeated statement by good, hard-working people since the Democratic and Republican conventions has been: "How stupid do they think we are?" … United teams win. Divided teams lose. Play to our multicultural strengths. Stop preaching the messages of hate and division in your campaign themes.

30 August 1992 interview with the New York Times

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Henry Ross Perot (presidential candidate, Reform Party founder)

"The dreams are that you're gonna have a great series and win. The nightmares are that you're gonna let the winning run score on a ground ball through your legs. Those things happen, you know. I think a lot of it is just fate."

In an interview with Don Shane of WBZ-TV, 6 October 1986

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Bill Buckner (1st baseman)

It is confidence in the men and women who administer the judicial system that is the true backbone of the rule of law. Time will one day heal the wound to that confidence that will be inflicted by today's decision. One thing, however, is certain. Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year's Presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear. It is the Nation's confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law.

Dissent in Bush v. Gore, December 2000

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John Paul Stevens