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Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story (1982)

The story of singer Rosemary Clooney's rise to fame, her marriage to Jose Ferrer, and her nervous breakdown.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rosemary Clooney
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Jose Ferrer
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Betty Clooney
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Uncle George
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Aunt Jean
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Mort Weiner
Joey Travolta ...
Dante DiPaulo
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Frances Clooney
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Dr. Jones
Richard Balin ...
Bill Loeb
Christopher Thomas ...
Bob Lewine
Eli Rill ...
Mitch Miller
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Nicky (as Jeb Adams)
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Arthur Park
Chris DeRose ...
Charlie Trotta (as Christopher DeRose)
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The story of singer Rosemary Clooney's rise to fame, her marriage to Jose Ferrer, and her nervous breakdown.

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Sondra Locke, 38 years old at the time of filming, plays Rosemary Clooney from ages 17 to 40. See more »

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After establishing shot of Paramount Studios, Rosemary Clooney is seen appearing in movie being filmed on outdoor Western set with actual mountains and trees at end of set - even though Paramount lot is actually in heart of urban Hollywood with nearest mountains miles away. See more »

Soundtracks

Come On-a My House
Written by Ross Bagdasarian & William Saroyan
Performed by Rosemary Clooney
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THE authentic, authorized biography of Rosemary Clooney
19 January 2017 | by (The Marvelous State of Utah, USA!) – See all my reviews

Contrary to misstatements in another review, this film is absolutely cast perfectly. Rosemary Clooney collaborated and was the main consultant for the making of this film which was HER biography. She personally chose Sondra Locke to act as herself because of the striking resemblance Sondra Locke bore of the young Miss Clooney. Sondra Locke was coached and advised by Miss Clooney who was on set for the entire filming of HER biography! This collaboration was exactly the same type of collaboration that existed between Sissy Spacek and Loretta Lynn in the making of Miss Lynns 1980 biographical film, "Coal Miners Daughter". Like Loretta Lynn and Sissy Spacek, Sondra Locke and Rosemary Clooney became very dear and close friends as a result of their close, personal collaboration. According to Rosemary Clooney herself, she was very pleased with both the excellent portrayal of herself by Sondra Locke and the authentic representation of her life in the film.

So, this is the best film made about Rosemary Clooney, according to Rosemary Clooney, who is, without question, the only person qualified to make that assessment. Rosemary Clooney gives her biographical film a 10, and so do we!


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