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Rose Marie – Biography – Facts – Family

Rose Marie

Mini Bio – Rose Marie: Rose Marie was a legend in the entertainment world, with a 90-year career, since her solo debut in a Vitaphone musical short that appeared on the poster with The Jazz Singer (1927) at its premiere in 1927.



Born                August 15, 1923 in New York City, New York, USA
Died                 December 28, 2017 in Van Nuys, California, USA (natural causes)
Birth Name      Rose Marie Mazetta


Rose Marie, when she approached Al Jolson at The Wintergarden Theater in New York the night of the premiere that made film history and said: Jate, you little brat!

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She did not like children, explained Rose Marie. Her first accredited appearance was in another musical short, Baby Rose Marie the Child Wonder (1929) in 1929.

The legendary interpreter was born Rose Marie Mazetta on August 15, 1923 in New York City, the daughter of an Italian-American father, Frank Mazetta (known as Frank Curley), and the Polish-American mother, Stella (Gluszcak).
Blessed with a remarkable singing voice for a child who allowed her to sing jazz songs in the style coon shouter of the 1920s (as exemplified by Sophie Tucker), she began acting when she was three years old. of age like Baby Rose Marie.

When he was five years old, She already had his own radio show on NBC, which appeared after ‘Amos and Andy’ (1949) the most popular program in the country. Many people could not believe that the voice they heard really belonged to a child.

Baby Rose Marie made many film appearances in the 1930s, most famous in International House (1933), a film about television, the medium in which Rose Marie would gain her eternal fame.

In addition to his film performances, Baby Rose Marie also appeared on records and acted in vaudeville as headliner.

One of the acts with which she appeared was Edgar Bergen before his act of ventriloquism of Charlie McCarthy, when She was still a small-time player.

A half-century letter, when he appeared in Murphy Brown (1988), told star Candice Bergen, I worked with your father on vaudeville when she was doing a medical sketch.

When Bergen replied that she could not have played the nurse on the spot since she was too young, Rose Marie told her that she was the headliner and she was her opening act. She did not care too much, Rose Marie remembered.

She also appeared in vaudeville with Dick Powell, Rudy Vallee and Jimmy Durante, who guided her. He also entertained himself in the White House three times separately at the request of three presidents.

They were Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

He became a nightclub singer when he was a teenager, playing in all the nightclubs and hotels of New York, Chicago, Atlantic City, Las Vegas and Miami, Florida, generally in places controlled by the mafia.

(The prominent mobsters, who called her The Kid, loved her and protected her). A young Milton Berle, whom he had known since childhood, wrote part of his material, as did Morey Amsterdam, his future Dick Van. Dyke’s co-star, whom he had known since he was nine years old.

After the war he married the trumpeter Bobby Guy of the Kay Kyser Orchestra in 1946. He made his Broadway debut in 1951, co-starred with Phil Silvers in the hit show Top Banana (1954) (he also appeared in the film adaptation). fica of 1954).

Rose Marie also appeared on the radio on The Phil Harris – Alice Faye Show, playing Sheldon’s sister Leonard, who would later hire her for The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) as executive producer .

Rose Marie had a career resurgence as an actress in the 1960s, starring three sit-coms during the decade: First, my sisterEileen (1960) in the 1960-1961 season.

Second: as comedian Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) from 1961 to 1966, and on The Doris Day Show (1968) from 1969 to 1971. She also appeared frequently on The Hollywood Squares (1965).

She was the central square at least once, and had a recurring role in Murphy Brown (1988) and Wings (1990).

She also continued her career as a singer, touring as part of the musical magazine 4 Girls 4 from 1977 to 1981 with Rosemary Clooney, Helen O’Connell and Margaret Whiting. In her last years, she continued making occasional appearances.


She died on December 28, 2017 in Van Nuys, California, at 94 years of age.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Jon C. Hopwood

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