Definitions for: Jackie Robinson


[n] United States baseball player; first Black to play in the major leagues (1919-1972)



Synonyms: Jack Roosevelt Robinson, Robinson

See Also: ballplayer, baseball player




Famous Quotes Containing Jackie Robinson:


I have the background singers of Ray Charles, the background singers of Smokey Robinson, and the background singers of Barry White and I built a choir around that.

-- Della Reese (American Musician)

In my opinion, Jackie is the greatest female athlete ever.

-- Marion Jones (American Athlete)

Don't try to be like Jackie. There is only one Jackie. Study computers instead.

-- Jackie Chan (Chinese Actor)

I made a decision not to work out because I'm lazy and also, the character is not a superhero. I didn't want him to be a buff guy with Jackie Chan moves because the point is he's smarter than your average Joe.

-- Wentworth Miller (English Actor)

Every time I look at my pocketbook, I see Jackie Robinson.

-- Willie Mays (American Athlete)

As much as I liked and admired the various members of the Kennedy family, my first loyalty was to Jackie.

-- Pierre Salinger (American Public Servant)

Nate Robinson has a lot of jumping ability, but I don't see Josh losing.

-- Dominique Wilkins (French Athlete)

I wasn't trying to top Pulp Fiction with Jackie Brown. I wanted to go underneath it and make a more modest character study movie.

-- Quentin Tarantino (American Director)

A lot of people ask me when I do a stunt, 'Jackie, are you scared?' Of course I'm scared. I'm not Superman.

-- Jackie Chan (Chinese Actor)

I was singing a lot of waltzes. And I was with Jerry Kennedy, my producer, and he was playing me some songs, and he said, hey, I want to play you this song that I'm going to get Jackie Ward to record.

-- Reba McEntire (American Musician)

Mine was an easy ride compared to Jackie Robinson's.

-- Sidney Poitier (American Actor)

Brooks Robinson belongs in a higher league.

-- Pete Rose (American Athlete)

After Jackie Robinson the most important black in baseball history is Reggie Jackson, I really mean that.

-- Reggie Jackson (American Athlete)

Not because I'm trying to be fabulous, but I love those big crazy Jackie O shades.

-- Alicia Keys (American Musician)

Jackie Kennedy was magnificent in the days and weeks immediately following her husband's assassination. She was especially wonderful to me.

-- Pierre Salinger (American Public Servant)

In the past when I was in Hollywood, I was like a dog. I felt humiliated. My English was not good. People would even ask me 'Jackie Who?'.

-- Jackie Chan (Chinese Actor)

Mrs. Robinson is a little dated now, but it has nothing to do with Joe DiMaggio.

-- Paul Simon (American Musician)

When Jackie got his big contract at CBS and was putting together what turned out to be almost a stock company of players, he remembered Frank and said, 'Get me that kid who played the jail sketch.'

-- Audrey Meadows (American Actress)

How could you get angry with Jackie Gleason?

-- Maureen O'Hara (Irish Actress)

I think I've drawn from some of the most feminine women, like Jackie Kennedy. I am totally devastated that she's gone. She had it all.

-- Sandra Bernhard (American Actress)

I used to tell Jackie (Robinson) sometimes when they were throwing at him, 'Jackie, they aren't throwing at you because you are black. They are throwing at you because they don't like you.

-- Pee Wee Reese (American Athlete)

I am quite surprised, that with all my work, and some of it is very, very good, that nobody talks about The Miracle Worker. We're talking about Mrs. Robinson. I understand the world... I'm just a little dismayed that people aren't beyond it yet.

-- Anne Bancroft (American Actress)

I lived the stuff that Jackie Collins writes about.

-- Janice Dickinson (American Model)

When I was a young kid I loved Don Rickles, Buddy Hackett and Jackie Vernon.

-- Marc Maron (American Entertainer)

One of the perks of being an actor is to get to meet athletes that you respect. Especially who played before my time. Brooks Robinson is one of those athletes; they just don't make them any nicer.

-- Josh Charles (American Actor)

Jackie considered his resurrection, the world's best return performance.

-- Audrey Meadows (American Actress)

I certainly look at them very differently now, and enjoy Jackie Chan movies and movies like that.

-- Chiaki Kuriyama (Japanese Actress)

I just want people to remember me like I remember Buster Keaton. When they talk about Buster Keaton or Gene Kelly, people say, 'Ah yes, they good.' Maybe one day, they remember Jackie Chan that way.

-- Jackie Chan (Chinese Actor)

I am still shocking people today, and I don't know why. Is it because I'm a woman talking about sex and men? One magazine said that no one writes sex in the back of a Bentley better than Jackie Collins.

-- Jackie Collins (British Author)

I remember traveling around in Arkansas with Senator Robinson, and I told him what this little trick was. He felt very much part of it and had me take pictures of people unbeknownst to them.

-- Ben Shahn (Lithuanian Artist)

I produced six movies with Amy Robinson since the very early '80s.

-- Griffin Dunne (American Actor)

When Toots finally could breathe again and the blood returned to his brain, he recalled that he had not passed or been passed by Jackie at any time in the race. Toots never used foul language but he came close that night. Jackie paid.

-- Audrey Meadows (American Actress)

Almost everything in 'A Day With Wilbur Robinson' has some basis in truth. And yes, my sister did pay me to feed her grapes while she talked to her boyfriend on the phone.

-- William Joyce (American Author)

I asked Frank what he remembered most about working with Jackie. He said, 'Apart from the fact that he always called me Francis, I always felt like I was going to a party, instead of work. It was such a blast.'

-- Audrey Meadows (American Actress)

All though I didn't meet him. His legend and his saga and his story is just that. Jackie Robinson, we all have to tip our hat to him. Because he made the game available to guys like me.

-- Dave Winfield (American Athlete)


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