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Rosemary Clooney (1928–2002)

She was the daughter of Andrew and Frances Clooney and grew up in Maysville, Kentucky, where she and her sister Betty Clooney used to sing in her grandfather's mayoral election campaigns, which he won three times. She made her singing debut on Cincinnati radio station WLW in 1941 at 13. On WLW she worked with band leader Barney Rapp, who had also ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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 2011 Friends with Kids (performer: "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm")
 2011 God Bless America (performer: "Let's Get Away from It All")
 2010 The Sons of Tennessee Williams (Documentary) ("Come on a my House")
 2010 Repo Men (performer: "Sway (Mucho Mambo)")
 2008 Paris (performer: "Sway (quien sera)")
 2006 The Lake House (performer: "There Will Never Be Another You" (1942), "I Wish You Love" (1957))
 2005 Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (performer: "For All We Know")
 2005 Derailroaded (Documentary) (performer: "It's a Hard Business")
 2004 School for Seduction (performer: "Mambo Italiano")
 2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (performer: "There's No Business Like Show Business")
 2002 Sonny (performer: "Half as Much")
 2000 Rat (performer: "You'll Never Know", "Winter Wonderland")
 1999 Beyond the Mat (Documentary) (performer: "I'll Be Seeing You")
 1999 Mickey Blue Eyes (performer: "Mambo Italiano")
 1997 The Fanatics (performer: "That Face")
 1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (performer: "Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread)")
 1996 Intimate Relations (performer: "Come On-a My House")
 1996 Big Night (performer: "Mambo Italiano")
 1994 Radioland Murders (performer: "That Old Feeling")
 1994 A Man of No Importance (performer: "Mambo Italiano")
 1990 Mermaids (performer: "Mambo Italiano")
 1988 Married to the Mob (performer: "MAMBO ITALIANO")
 1988 Track 29 (performer: "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "Young at Heart", "When the Red, Red, Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along")
 1961 Return to Peyton Place (performer: "The Wonderful Season of Love")
 1954 Deep in My Heart (performer: "Mr. and Mrs.")
 1954 White Christmas ("White Christmas", uncredited) / (performer: "Sisters", "Snow", "Minstrel Show", "Mandy", "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep", "Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me", "Gee! I Wish I Was Back in the Army" - uncredited)
 1954 Red Garters (performer: "Red Garters", "Man and Woman", "Good Intentions", "Lady Killer", "Bad News", "Brave Man")
 1953 Here Come the Girls (performer: "Ya Got Class", "When You Love Someone", "Ali Baba (Be My Baby)")
 1953 The Stars Are Singing (performer: "Haven't Got a Worry", "I Do! I Do! I Do!", "Lovely Weather For Ducks", "Come On-A My House")
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Guest - "The Johnny Johnston Show" on January 22. See more »

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3 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 8 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

the Clooney Sisters


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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I think acting is the most thankless profession in the world. See more »


Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 28, a daughter Maria Provedencia Ferrer on August 9, 1956. Child's father is her 1st husband (now late ex-2nd husband), Jose Ferrer. See more »



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