Rose Marie was an American singer and actress who is best known for playing writer Sally Rogers on the television show ”The Dick Van Dyke Show”. The TV series broadcasted from 1961 to 1966.
She also appeared in movies like ”Psycho” and ”Cheaper To Keep Her.”
Rose Marie – Personal Life
Rose Marie was born on August 15, 1923, in New York City, United States. Her original name is Rose Marie Mazzetta.
She started her career as Baby Rose Marie while singing on radio.
Rose Marie got married to trumpet player Bobby Guy in 1946. Bobby Guy was a lead trumpeter for the NBC orchestra on “The Tonight Show.”
Marie and Bobby were blessed with a baby girl Georgiana Guy-Rodrigues, born on May 18, 1947. She became a TV producer.
Marie and Bobby remained together till Bobby’s death. Bobby Guy died in 1964 and Rose Marie remained single throughout her rest of life.
Rose Marie expired on December 28, 2017 in Van Nuys, California at the age of 94.
Rose Marie – Career
Rose Marie was among the youngest child stars in Hollywood. She started singing at the age of 3 and became a radio star when she was 5 years old.
She had a huge Hollywood career of 91 years.
Apart from ”The Dick Van Dyke Show” television series, Rose Marie acted in thousands of movies some of them are as “Cheaper to Keep Her” (1980), “Sandman” (1993), “Psycho” (1998).
Even in the 90s, she appeared in multiple TV shows like Murphy Brown, Caronline in the City and Wings. She became a staple on TV.
Rose Marie – Net Worth
Despite this, Rose acted in several movies and TV series, along with being a successful singer, she made most of her wealth from the television series ”The Dick Van Dyke Show.”
Rose Marie had a net worth of around $2M (estimated) at the time of her death.
Important Facts About Rose Marie
- Rose Marie was a Leo (Zodiac sign)
- Rose Marie was the first celebrity at that time who stopped using last name on stage
- Rose Marie was among first female celebrities who openly spoke about the Harvey Weinstein scandal via Twitter
- Rose got a 7-year NBC contract at the age of 5.
- She was an active social media savvy.
- She was nominated for 3 EMMY awards but couldn’t win any.
- Rose received the “Shirley Temple Award” for Lifetime Achievement in 2015
Rose Marie had the longest entertainment career (arguably) that started at age 3 on stage in vaudeville, at age 5 was doing her own national radio show on NBC that ended with her demise at the age of 94.
Though Rose Marie is gone, the way she lived her life and progressed in her super long career is a blueprint for young women who want to become a Hollywood star.