Rosemary DeCamp

Actor
Actress Rosemary deCamp studied at Mills College in Oakland, California, and worked on Broadway as an understudy before getting into radio -- voicing roles on "Dr. Christian" and "The Career of Alice Blair". She debuted ... Read more »
Born: 11/14/1910 in Prescott, Arizona, USA

Filmography

Actor (24)

B.J. and the Bear 1978 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday the 14th 1981 (Movie)

Aunt Lucille (Actor)

The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Time Machine 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Phillip and Barbara 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

The Partridge Family (ABC) 1970 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Call Holme 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Death Valley Days 1952 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

That Girl 1966 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Petticoat Junction 1963 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

13 Ghosts 1960 (Movie)

Hilda Zorba (Actor)

The Bob Cummings Show 1954 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

Many Rivers to Cross 1955 (Movie)

Lucy Hamilton (Actor)

Strategic Air Command 1955 (Movie)

Mrs Thorne (Actor)

By the Light of the Silvery Moon 1953 (Movie)

Mrs Winfield (Actor)

Main Street to Broadway 1953 (Movie)

Mrs Craig (Actor)

The Story of Seabiscuit 1949 (Movie)

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Night Unto Night 1948 (Movie)

Thalia (Actor)

Two Guys From Milwaukee 1946 (Movie)

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The Merry Monahans 1944 (Movie)

Lillian Miles, aka Lillian DeRoyce (Actor)

This Is the Army 1942 (Movie)

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Yankee Doodle Dandy 1942 (Movie)

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Hold Back the Dawn 1940 (Movie)

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Blind Ambition (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Actress Rosemary deCamp studied at Mills College in Oakland, California, and worked on Broadway as an understudy before getting into radio -- voicing roles on "Dr. Christian" and "The Career of Alice Blair". She debuted on the big screen in 1941 with the film "Cheers for Miss Bishop" and over the next eight years made 25 movies for a variety of studios. She was often cast as the confidant or close friend of the female lead in features like "Hold Back the Dawn", "Yankee Doodle Dandy", "Rhapsody in Blue", and "Night Unto Night". She played Peg Riley in the movie and TV versions of "The Life of Riley" opposite both William Bendix and Jackie Gleason. DeCamp was also a regular on "The Bob Cummings Show" throughout the '50s, worked with Marlo Thomas on "That Girl", and played Aunt Helen on "Petticoat Junction" in the '60s. Although her work in films had mostly subsided in the last two decades of her career, she continued to work steadily on television, with recurring roles on "The Partridge Family", "Lobo", "B.J. and the Bear", and "St. Elsewhere". Her last TV appearance was in the "Murder, She Wrote" episode "Dead Letter" in 1989. She died of pneumonia in 2001 at the age of 90.

Relationships

Anita Louise Shider

Daughter

Margaret Shider

Daughter

Martha Shider

Daughter

Valerie Shider

Daughter

John Shider

Husband
died in 1977

EDUCATION

Mills College

San Francisco , California

Milestones

1989

Last TV acting role, a guest appearance on "Murder, She Wrote", starring Angela Lansbury

1981

Final film, the satirical "Friday the 14th", a spoof of horror movies

1979

Was briefly seen as the mother of Maureen Dean in the CBS miniseries "Blind Ambition"

1960

Made one-shot return to films in "13 Ghosts"

1955

Last film for five years, "Strategic Air Command"

1949

Reprised screen role in the TV version of "The Life of Riley", opposite both Bendix and Jackie Gleason

1948

Co-starred opposite William Bendix in the film version of "The Life of Riley"

1944

Again played the mother of a famous person, this time George Gershwin (portrayed by Robert Alda) in "Rhapsody in Blue"

1942

Acted opposite Ronald Reagan in "This Is the Army"

1941

Portrayed the mother of George M Cohan (played by James Cagney) in "Yankee Doodle Dandy"

1941

Cast as the mother of Mowgli, the boy raised by wolves, in "The Jungle Book"

1940

Feature acting debut "Cheers for Miss Bishop"

Had recurring role of Shirley Partridge's mom on "The Partridge Family" (ABC)

Had featured role as the title character's widowed sister on "The Robert Cummings Show/Love That Bob"

Performed on the radio drama "The Career of Alice Blair"

Began acting career as an understudy on Broadway

Played recurring part of the mother of Ann Marie (Marlo Thomas) on "That Girl" (ABC)

Had 17-year stint as co-star of the radio drama "Dr Christian"

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