Rosie O'Donnell: "I Don't Have A Temper"

Rosie O'Donnell, left, and from "Spring Awakening" John Gallagher Jr. speak at the "Spring Awakening and Degrassi Panel Discussion with Rosie O'Donnell" at the Eugene O'Neill Theater on April 30, 2007 in New York. Getty Images/Sussman/Nickelodeon

Life may not always be "rosey" when confronted with the strongly opinionated comedienne and talk show host, Rosie O'Donnell.

But the outspoken actress, who is known for her comedic dialogue and rocky run on "The View," says it's really not a temper that drives her, it's her passion.

In an interview on CBS News Sunday Morning, anchored by Anthony Mason, on June 7 (9-10:30 a.m., ET), O'Donnell discusses her clashes with "The View" co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck about the war in Iraq, and her much-publicized feud with Donald Trump about the Miss USA Pageant.

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"I learned that when you yell, nobody hears you," O'Donnell tells correspondent Troy Roberts. "The best communicators have to live and present themselves in a peaceful manner. And that's going to be a lifelong quest of mine."

O'Donnell delves further into her personality traits, which she says are often misinterpreted as being hot-tempered.

"I don't have a temper. I've never broken everything. I've never thrown a thing," she says. "But I have passion. If I feel passionate, you're going to know."

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Something O'Donnell is extremely passionate about is her charitable work, donating a rumored $50 million to various causes.

"I was very lucky to make a lot of money. More money than any human should make," she admits. "I have tremendous guilt issues about the money I have. And when I started making the money, I said to the money person, 'If I'm ever on the Forbes list of richest people, you're fired. I never want to be on that list'."

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O'Donnell cites that philosophy as one of the reasons behind "Rosie's Broadway Kids," an organization that introduces under-privileged New York City public school students to the Broadway theater.

"I realized all of my dreams," she says. "I love seeing those kids. It's back to my real life. It's back to the origins, back to where I started."
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