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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

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Jose Ferrer
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Betty Clooney
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Uncle George
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Aunt Jean
Robert Ridgely ...
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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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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Beverly D'Angelo was originally announced for the title role. See more »

Goofs

Some months after her 1968 on-stage mental breakdown (at one point she is seen signing mental hospital documents dated October of that year), Rosemary reads an item in a Hollywood trade paper about her recovery - but immediately below it is an item about yet-to-filmed movie version of The Boston Strangler, which was already in theaters by autumn 1968. See more »

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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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