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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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 2013 North America (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Savage Edge (2013) ... (performer: "Sway")
 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)")
 2009 Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "I Remember You")
 2008 That's Amore!: Italian-American Favorites (TV Movie) (performer: "Come On-a My House", "Mambo Italiano" - uncredited)
 2008 Paris (performer: "Sway (quien sera)")
 2007 Mad Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Red in the Face (2007) ... (performer: "Botch-A-Me (Ba-Ba-Baciami Piccina)" - uncredited)
 2007 Torchwood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Captain Jack Harkness (2007) ... (performer: "(There'll Be Blue Birds Over) The White Cliffs Of Dover" - uncredited)
 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 History Detectives (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Jim Thorpe Ticket/Land Grant/Leisurama Homes (2005) ... (performer: "This Old House" - uncredited)
 2005 Derailroaded (Documentary) (performer: "It's a Hard Business")
 2004 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Party's Over (2004) ... (performer: "Come On-a My House" - uncredited)
 2004 School for Seduction (performer: "Mambo Italiano")
 2004 Rosemary Clooney: Singing at Her Best (Video short) (performer: "Just You, Just Me", "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan", "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise", "I Can't Escape from You", "You'd Be Surprised", "After the Ball", "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm", "Imagination", "The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)", "A Foggy Day", "Keep It Gay", "Marrying for Love", "I'm Checkin' Out, Goom-bye", "If I Forget You", "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", "Come Rain or Come Shine", "Don't Fence Me In", "I'm an Old Cowhand", "She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain When She Comes", "The Crawdad Song", "San Antonio Rose", "Down in the Valley", "On Top of Old Smokey", "You Are My Sunshine")
 2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (performer: "There's No Business Like Show Business")
 2002 Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Prisoner Exchange (2002) ... (performer: "Black Coffee" - uncredited)
- There's No Place Like Home (2002) ... (performer: "Mood Indigo" - uncredited)
 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 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Yours for a Song: The Women of Tin Pan Alley (1999) ... (performer: "On the Sunny Side of the Street" - uncredited)
 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)")
 1997 Great Performances (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ira Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall (1997) ... (performer: "A Foggy Day (In London Town)", "Our Love is Here to Stay")
 1996 Early Edition (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Christmas (1996) ... (performer: "White Christmas")
 1996 Intimate Relations (performer: "Come On-a My House")
 1996 Big Night (performer: "Mambo Italiano")
 1995 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Heartbeat (1995) ... (performer: "You're the Top")
 1995 Golden Anniversary (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Danny Boy", "Straighten Up and Fly Right", "I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)", "The Coffee Song", "I Left My Heart in San Francisco", "There Will Never Be Another You", "I'll Be Seeing You", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", "When October Goes", "Old Friends", "You've Got a Friend", "Mambo Italiano", "Hey There", "White Christmas", "We'll Meet Again")
 1994 Radioland Murders (performer: "That Old Feeling")
 1994 Takin' Over the Asylum (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Fly Like an Eagle (1994) ... (performer: "This Ole House")
 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")
 1987 Horizon (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Race for the Double Helix (1987) ... (performer: "Come On-a My House")
 1978 Things We Did Last Summer (TV Movie) (performer: "Come-On-A-My-House")
 1962 The New March of Dimes Presents: The Scene Stealers (TV Movie) (performer: "Why Shouldn't I?")
 1961 Return to Peyton Place (performer: "The Wonderful Season of Love")
 1961 The Jo Stafford Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Four Seasons (1961) ... (performer: "June is Busting Out All Over" (1945))
 1959 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 17 January 1959 (1959) ... (performer: "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'", "The Glory Of Love", "Makin' Whoopee!", "Blue Moon", "Blue Room", "I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart", "Just One Of Those Things", "I Get A Kick Out Of You', "You're Just In Love', "Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries", "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive", "Red River Valley", "I'm An Old Cow Hand (From The Rio Grande)", "Tumbling Tumbleweeds", "Git Along, Little Dogies" - uncredited)
 1957-1958 The Lux Show (TV Series) (performer - 12 episodes)
- Episode #1.39 (1958) ... (performer: "Luck Be a Lady Tonight", "Ah, Yes, I Remember It Well", "For You", "Nursery Rhyme Love Song", "Our Love Is Here to Stay")
- Episode dated 3 April 1958 (1958) ... (performer: "Surprise", "Hey There", "Easter Parade", "Eggbert the Easter Egg", "Whispering Hope")
- Episode #1.23 (1958) ... (performer: "Shall We Dance?", "Salzberg")
- Episode #1.10 (1957) ... (performer: "Gwine to Rune All Night", "Oh! Susanna", "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee", "Sunny Side Up", "April Love", "Moonlight Bay", "Lover Come Back to Me", "Hey There" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.9 (1957) ... (performer: "Hooray for Love", "All the Way", "The Lady Is a Tramp", "Tenderly")
 1957 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.8 (1957) ... (performer: "Just Between You and Me", "Would You Like to Take a Walk?", "Won't You Let Me Put My Arms Around You?", "You're an Old Smoothie", "Gimme a Little Kiss (Will 'Ya' Huh?)", "Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)", "Ain't We Got Fun" - uncredited)
 1957 The Edsel Show (TV Special) (performer: "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan", "On the Sunny Side of the Street", "Love Is the Sweetest Thing", "I Want to Be Happy", "Love Thy Neighbor", "Somebody Loves Me", "I'll Walk Alone", "Why Don't We Do This More Often?", "I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'", "I Get a Kick out of You", "June Night", "Just One of Those Things", "'S Wonderful", "No Other Love", "Tea for Two", "My Blue Heaven", "Three Little Fishes", "On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe", "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean", "Side by Side" - uncredited)
 1957 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Salute to the All American Basketball Teams (1957) ... (performer: "Mangoes", "Don't Take Your Love from Me", "Manhattan" - uncredited)
 1956-1957 The Rosemary Clooney Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.29 (1957) ... (performer: "The World Is Waiting for the Sunshine", "I Can't Escape from You", "You'd Be Surprised", "After the Ball")
- Episode #1.22 (1956) ... (performer: "Swinging on a Star", "Mean to Me", "Sunday School")
 1955 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.4 (1955) ... (performer: "Sailor Boys Have Talk to Me in English", "Wake Me", "Pet Me, Poppa" - uncredited)
 1955 The 27th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "The Man that Got Away")
 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 General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein (TV Movie) (performer: "The Big Black Giant", "No Other Love")
 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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3 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 8 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

the Clooney Sisters

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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[1978 comment on Bing Crosby] The best way to get along with Bing was to forget first of all that he was Bing Crosby. It was not always easy. See more »

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Nickname:

Rosie

Star Sign:

Gemini

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