The Dick Van Dyke Show star Rose Marie dies


The Dick Van Dyke Show star Rose Marie has died, aged 94.

The actress, who played comedy writer Sally Rogers on the CBS sitcom in the 1960s, passed away on Thursday (28Dec17) at her home in Van Nuys, California.

Carl Reiner, the creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show, took to Twitter following the news, writing,”I was so sad to learn of the passing of Rosemarie (sic). There’s never been a more engaging & multi-talented performer. In a span of 90 years, since she was four, dear Rosie performed on radio, in vaudeville, night clubs, films, TV, & Vegas & always had audiences clamoring for ‘more!!'”

Marie began her showbiz career at the tender age of three, appearing in some of the earliest films featuring talking.

While she was known for being a regular on game show The Hollywood Squares, her most famous role was appearing alongside Mary Poppins star Dyke in five seasons of the beloved program.

She also earned Emmy nominations for her part on the show in 1963, 1964 and 1966.

After The Dick Van Dyke Show concluded, she moved on to The Doris Day Show, and landed parts in S.W.A.T., Murphy Brown, Hardball and the 1998 remake of Psycho. Marie received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2001.

She was married to trumpeter Bobby Guy from 1946 until his death in 1964. The couple had one daughter, Georgiana.