“Forgotten Hollywood”- Nine Decades in Show Biz…

Posted on December 28, 2017 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Rose Marie was a veteran of vaudeville, who is best remembered for her role on The Dick Van Dyke Show, and as a panelist on The Hollywood Squares. Her career includes radio, film, records, stage, night clubs, and television; spanning nine decades. She was nominated three times for Emmys, and Marie had yet to turn 40 when she joined the Van Dyke cast.

“`At the age of three, she began performing under the name Baby Rose Marie. At five, she became a radio star on NBC, which led to a number of flicks and two-reelers distributed by Paramount Pictures.  As a vocalist, Marie recorded songs that were arranged by Fletcher Henderson. She was assisted in her career by members of organized crime, such as Bugsy Siegel and Al Capone. Marie was a co-headliner when The Flamingo Hotel opened in Las Vegas (with Jimmy Durante and Xavier Cugat).

“`On television, she guest-starred on My Sister Eileen, The Bob Cummings Show, The VirginianMy Three Sons, GunsmokeThe Hollywood PalaceThe Doris Day Show, The MonkeesThe Dean Martin Show, The Love Boat, S.W.A.T.Remington Steele, Wings, Suddenly Susan and Murphy Brown. Close pals included Morey Amsterdam and Richard Deacon, her co-stars on The Dick Van Dyke Show.

“`In 1951, Rose appeared opposite Phil Silvers in the Broadway show Top Banana. She would reprise her role in a cinematic adaptation. From 1977 to 1985, Marie co-starred with Rosemary Clooney, Helen O’Connell, and Margaret Whiting in a national musical revue. Rose was married to Kay Kyser trumpeter Bobby Guy from 1946 until his passing in 1964.

“`One of the last surviving members from the Studio Era of Hollywood, Rose Marie was 94.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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