Rose Marie

Actor, Singer, Comedian
Rose Marie first tasted stardom at the age of three, and grew up to become a beloved and respected veteran of the entertainment industry. She launched her career as radio star and singing sensation Baby Rose Marie ... Read more »
Born: 08/14/1923 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (50)

Pioneers of Television 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Surge of Power 2006 (Movie)

As Herself (Actor)

The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Andy Richter Controls the Universe 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Tracey Ullman in The Trailer tales 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside TV Land 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Caroline in the City 1993 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Herman's Head 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Suddenly Susan 1993 - 1998, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hughleys 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dick Van Dyke: Put on a Happy Face 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th 2000 (Movie)

Mrs Tingle (Actor)

Broken Vessels 1999 (Movie)

Mr Chen's Secretary (Actor)

Lost and Found 1999 (Movie)

Clara (Actor)

Phil Silvers: Top Banana 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Las Vegas 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Wings 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hardball 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dick Van Dyke Show Remembered 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief V 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Scorch 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Sandman 1991 (Movie)

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Stand-Up Comics Take a Stand! 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jackie Bison Show 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

Ghettoblaster 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

Witchboard 1987 (Movie)

Mrs Moses (Actor)

Hollywood's Private Home Movies 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hollywood Squares 1966 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheaper to Keep Her 1980 (Movie)

Ida Bracken (Actor)

Lunch Wagon 1979 (Movie)

Mrs Schmeckler (Actor)

Yogi's Gang 1973 - 1975 (TV Show)

Voice

Memory of Us 1973 (Movie)

Housekeeper (Actor)

The Doris Day Show 1968 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Hope Show (09/13/71) 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

An Amateur's Guide to Love 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round 1966 (Movie)

Margaret Kirby (Actor)

The Dick Van Dyke Show 1961 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Cummings Show 1954 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

Top Banana 1953 (Movie)

Betty Dillon (Actor)

Bridge Across Time (TV Show)

Actor

Honeymoon Suite (TV Show)

Actor

International House (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Alan Brady Show (TV Show)

Voice

Vaudeville (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Rose Marie first tasted stardom at the age of three, and grew up to become a beloved and respected veteran of the entertainment industry. She launched her career as radio star and singing sensation Baby Rose Marie, captivating audiences with her cute-as-a-button charm and vocal talent. Marie soon starred in her own film and television specials, performing alongside the likes of W.C. Fields and George Burns. After dropping Baby from her stage name, Marie developed into a seasoned performer by the time she was a teenager, headlining nightclubs and performing at grand openings of five-star Las Vegas casino resorts. Marie enjoyed her second shot at stardom during her adult years, mostly for her portrayal of wisecracking writer Sally Rogers on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (CBS, 1961-66). Playing an independent, determined and funny female character in a male-dominated work environment, Marie helped change how women were portrayed in Hollywood. After "The Dick Van Dyke Show" ended, Marie remained an industry staple, from acting on primetime comedies, to her regular stint as a celebrity panelist on the long-running game show "Hollywood Squares" (NBC, 1966-1980; syndicated, 1998-2004; GSN, 2002-03). With a passion and dedication to entertaining audiences, Marie carried out one of the most influential and remarkable careers in entertainment.

Relationships

Frank Curly

Half-Brother

Stella Curly

Mother
died on November 6, 2000 at age 93

Bobby Guy

Husband
worked with renowned band leader Kay Kayser

Georgiana Guy

Daughter
born on May 18, 1947

EDUCATION

attended a convent school in New Jersey

Milestones

2004

Revised her role as Sally Rogers in "The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited", a television special which brought together the old cast of the 1960's hit show

2001

Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (October 4)

1997

Featured in "Vaudeville" episode of "American Masters" (PBS)

1996

Last screen teaming with Morey Amsterdam, guest appearance as a married couple on the NBC sitcom "Caroline in the City"

1994

Played Mitzi Balzer, the sharp-tongued owner of the Pioneers, in Fox's short-lived series "Hardball"

1990

Appeared as Frank Fontana's mother, Rose Fontana, in CBS comedy "Murphy Brown"

1980

Portrayed Mrs. Schmeckler in the feature "Lunch Wagon"

1966

Starred with TV pal Morey Amsterdam in the feature bomb "Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title"

1966

Played Margaret Kirby in "Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round"

1960

Had recurring role as Bertha Bronsky on CBS series "My Sister Eileen"

1954

Played second banana to Phil Silvers in "Top Banana", a feature reprise of his Broadway show

1941

Returned to show business, billed as 'Miss Rose Marie'; worked the nightclub circuit in the 1940s

1937

"Retired" from show business

1933

Appeared in the feature "International House" as 'Baby Rose Marie'

1926

Won a singing contest at the Mecca Theater (NYC) at the age of 3 (date approximate)

Billed as 'Baby Rose Marie', had her own radio show (NBC)

Celebrity panelist on NBC's daytime "Hollywood Squares"

Portrayed Sally Rogers, her most memorable role, in the classic CBS sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show"

Made a series of musical shorts in the 1930s

Took her singing act across the country during vaudeville's last days

Had regular role (Myrna Gibbons) on "The Doris Day Show" (CBS)

Began making dramatic guest appearances on TV in the early 1950s

Bonus Trivia

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Some sources give 1925 as her birthdate.

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For the opening of Bugsy Siegal's Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Rose Marie headlined with Jimmy Durante and Xavier Cugat. "They brought busloads of movie stars and Hollywood people in for the opening, but when they left, everyone else left too. I think they were a little afraid of us up there." --Rose Marie, quoted in the press material for Fox's "Hardball"

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"There were so many great performers that came from vaudeville; I feel sorry for performers who never had that background . . . I knew everybody in that circuit, Burns and Allen, Al Jolson . . . those are my roots. I learned everything from there. I worked with all the best people in the world--my whole education in show business came from vaudeville." --Rose Marie in NEW YORK POST, November 26, 1997

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