"If $120,000 a year is the best job you’ve ever had, you haven’t really done very much."
Unlike most, this tough-guy actor had "lived a life" before stumbling into movies, with a long career as a cop.
The actor, dead at 31, always seemed cheerfully self-aware about the ironies of his sudden "Glee" fame.
Legendary as Tony Soprano, the actor was ready to stop playing thugs. "I'm getting older, too. I don't want to be beating people up as much.”
Burst eardrums and cracked vertebrae told a different story, but the champion swimmer turned movie star sure made it look delicious.
And he left behind a Miller Lite ad, spoofing his own tough-guy image, that will stir your '70s beer commercial nostalgia.
Edith Bunker may have been a housewife "still in bondage," the late actress said, but she would have supported women's rights.
The organ player's take on the past -- whether it was on the idealism of the '60s or playing second fiddle to Jim Morrison -- was shrewd and vivid.
A petite young psychology PhD who famously nailed "The $64,000 Question" on boxing at the height of 1950s quiz-show mania, Brothers went on to a career as a go-to multimedia mental-health expert.