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Also Known As: Baby Rose Marie, Rose Marie Mazetta, Miss Rose Marie, Baby Rose Marie Died:
Born: August 15, 1923 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, singer, comedian

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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...

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Surge of Power (2006)
3.
 Lost & Found (1999) Clara
4.
 Broken Vessels (1998) Mr Chen'S Secretary
5.
 Sandman (1997)
6.
 Cagney & Lacey: Together Again (1995) Mitzi Glass
7.
 Ghettoblaster (1989)
8.
 Witchboard (1987) Mrs Moses
9.
 Terror At London Bridge (1985) Alma Bellock
10.
 Cheaper to Keep Her (1980) Ida Bracken
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Milestones close milestones

1926:
Won a singing contest at the Mecca Theater (NYC) at the age of 3 (date approximate)
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Billed as 'Baby Rose Marie', had her own radio show (NBC)
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Took her singing act across the country during vaudeville's last days
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Made a series of musical shorts in the 1930s
1933:
Appeared in the feature "International House" as 'Baby Rose Marie'
1937:
"Retired" from show business
1942:
Returned to show business, billed as 'Miss Rose Marie'; worked the nightclub circuit in the 1940s
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Began making dramatic guest appearances on TV in the early 1950s
1954:
Played second banana to Phil Silvers in "Top Banana", a feature reprise of his Broadway show
1960:
Had recurring role as Bertha Bronsky on CBS series "My Sister Eileen"
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Portrayed Sally Rogers, her most memorable role, in the classic CBS sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show"
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"
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Celebrity panelist on NBC's daytime "Hollywood Squares"
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Had regular role (Myrna Gibbons) on "The Doris Day Show" (CBS)
1980:
Portrayed Mrs. Schmeckler in the feature "Lunch Wagon"
1990:
Appeared as Frank Fontana's mother, Rose Fontana, in CBS comedy "Murphy Brown"
1994:
Played Mitzi Balzer, the sharp-tongued owner of the Pioneers, in Fox's short-lived series "Hardball"
1996:
Last screen teaming with Morey Amsterdam, guest appearance as a married couple on the NBC sitcom "Caroline in the City"
1997:
Featured in "Vaudeville" episode of "American Masters" (PBS)
2001:
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (October 4)
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
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Notes

Some sources give 1925 as her birthdate.

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"

"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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husband:
Bobby Guy. Trumpet player. Worked with renowned band leader Kay Kayser.

Family close complete family listing

mother:
Stella Gluscak Curly. Died on November 6, 2000 at age 93.
half-brother:
Frank Curly.
daughter:
Georgiana Marie Guy. Born on May 18, 1947.

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