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Rose Marie obituary

All-round entertainer whose best-known role was as Sally Rogers in the American television sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show

As Sally Rogers in The Dick Van Dyke Show, Rose Marie, who has died aged 94, was known and cherished by the myriad television viewers who tuned in every week from 1961 to 1966 to watch the landmark sitcom.

Rose Marie, playing one of three comedy writers on the fictional Alan Brady Show, felt she had struck a blow for gender equality on American television because Sally was not a wife, mother or secretary but a writer equal to Rob Petrie (Van Dyke) and Buddy Sorrell (Morey Amsterdam). Witty and self-deprecating, desperately seeking a husband, Sally acted as a balance between Buddy, the “joke machine”, and the accident-prone Rob.

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Rose Marie obituary

All-round entertainer whose best-known role was as Sally Rogers in the American television sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show

As Sally Rogers in The Dick Van Dyke Show, Rose Marie, who has died aged 94, was known and cherished by the myriad television viewers who tuned in every week from 1961 to 1966 to watch the landmark sitcom.

Rose Marie, playing one of three comedy writers on the fictional Alan Brady Show, felt she had struck a blow for gender equality on American television because Sally was not a wife, mother or secretary but a writer equal to Rob Petrie (Van Dyke) and Buddy Sorrell (Morey Amsterdam). Witty and self-deprecating, desperately seeking a husband, Sally acted as a balance between Buddy, the “joke machine”, and the accident-prone Rob.

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Film Review: ‘Wait for Your Laugh’

Film Review: ‘Wait for Your Laugh’
The recent death of fabled French star Danielle Darrieux at age 100 prompted speculation that she might have sustained the longest career in showbiz. However, still-alive-and-kicking Rose Marie has the edge — though retired (most reluctantly) at a mere 94 years, she started nine full decades earlier, racking up a career that encompassed practically every popular performance medium in the U.S. As lively and likable as its subject, Jason Wise’s documentary “Wait for Your Laugh” pays fond tribute to a tireless trooper whom generations have known mostly as a wisecracking second banana often funnier than the bigger stars she supported. It should draw out patrons “of a certain age” who likely haven’t journeyed to the multiplex for some while.

Wheelchair-bound now, Rose Marie’s mind remains sharp as a tack, and she happily walks us through one hell of a professional resume. Born Rose Marie Mazetta in 1923 Manhattan, she was taken to shows from an early age by
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Schedule of best tributes as Mary Tyler Moore remembered by TV networks

Television character Mary Richards made many kids from the 60s and 70s believe they could really make it, after all. Richards was actress Mary Tyler Moore’s incredibly popular TV creation on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, after she broke big in 1961 cast as Dick Van Dyke’s wife Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show. The Dick Van Dyke Show’s entire ensemble cast — which included Carl Reiner, Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie — wrapped their creative arms around this newcomer who was perfect as the suburban housewife married to the handsome on-air TV star. The premise was simple:...read more
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Dick Van Dyke Mourns On-Screen Love Mary Tyler Moore: ‘We Changed Each Other’s Lives for the Better’

Dick Van Dyke Mourns On-Screen Love Mary Tyler Moore: ‘We Changed Each Other’s Lives for the Better’
Dick Van Dyke is mourning the loss of his TV wife and late costar, Mary Tyler Moore.

Hours after news broke of the actress’ death — she passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25 surrounded by close friends and her husband of more than 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine — Van Dyke, 91, took to Instagram to remember his fellow Dick Van Dyke Show cast mate.

“There are no words. She was The Best!” he tweeted. “We always said that we changed each other’s lives for the better. I…”

There are no words.

She was The Best!

We always said that we changed each other's lives for the better.
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The Friends and Other Stars Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher Will Join at Legendary L.A. Cemetery

The Friends and Other Stars Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher Will Join at Legendary L.A. Cemetery
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher will be buried among many other famous stars at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles.

Reynolds’s son and Fisher’s younger brother Todd Fisher told ABC’s 20/20 that he is planning a joint service with Billie Lourd, 24, his niece and Fisher’s daughter. According to Todd, his mother and sister will be buried “among friends,” at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Fisher, 60, was aboard an 11-hour flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 23, when she went into cardiac arrest. She later died that following Tuesday in the hospital. Reynolds died a
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The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Series Finale Aired 50 Years Ago

This year doesn't just mark the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series. Fifty years ago this week, CBS aired the series finale of The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Created by Carl Reiner, the classic sitcom starred Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, and Morey Amsterdam. Between its premiere in 1961 and final season in 1966, the show earned 15 Emmys. The final episode aired on June 1st, 1966.

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Here's The CW's Schedule of 2015 Holiday Specials

Now that Halloween is out of the way (any candy left? mail it to us!) it's time to get serious about holiday programming. For some people "holiday" may suggest Christmas, but nobody puts Thanksgiving in the corner. The CW just released its list of upcoming holiday specials and they were wise enough to include one of the great T-Day comedy classics, "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," as well as more wintry fare, including "Kung Fu Panda Holiday" and "Merry Madagascar."

Here's The CW holiday schedule:

Tuesday, November 24

"Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. Et)

A Celebration Of The Best Holiday Commercials From Around The World - Kevin Frazier ("Entertainment Tonight") and Keltie Knight ("The Insider") host this holiday celebration with a countdown of the 12 best holiday commercials ever - one for each of the 12 days of Christmas. In addition to the top 12, the special features other great commercials from both the U.
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ABC Announces 2015 Holiday Programming Schedule

'Tis the season to annoy everyone by using "'tis the season" way too many times when talking about holiday stuff. Halloween hasn't even happened yet, but the Christmas decorations are already taking over drug stores so ABC is just going ahead and announcing its 2015 holiday lineup. It's something to look forward to after the candy is gone, anyway, and since the "Toy Story 20th Anniversary Special" and "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown" are involved, you should definitely mark your calendars.

Here's a chronological list of holiday programming highlights, via ABC:

Friday, November 27

"Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" - In the perennial favorite created in 1970 by Rankin-Bass Productions ("Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Frosty the Snowman"), Fred Astaire narrates this timeless tale of Kris Kringle (Mickey Rooney), a young boy with an immense desire to do good things for others. The vocal cast features Mickey Rooney as Kris Kringle, Keenan Wynn as Winter,
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CW Revises Christmas Eve Schedule

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CW has updated their Christmas Eve schedule about a week ahead of their December 24th day. The network decided to add some more festive specials for the night with Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol and Merry Madagascar for the holiday evening. They will be aired during 8:00 8:30 Pm Est. They luckily released a description of the episodes for those who want to know what they are about. Here is what their press release said on the subject.

Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol — (8:00-9:22:57 p.m. Et) (TV-g) (HDTV)

Mr. Magoo Stars As Ebenezer Scrooge In The Classic Dickens Tale — This animated musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved Christmas ghost story stars the nearsighted Mr. Magoo as Ebenezer Scrooge. Featuring the voice of Jim Backus as Magoo, with voice-over appearances by Paul Frees, Morey Amsterdam, Joan Gardner and Jack Cassidy, this original version of the 1962 special was
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iHeartRadio Jingle Ball & Mr. Magoo for CW’s Holiday

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CW has officially announced how they will be celebrating Christmas week, which starts December 22. The tee network will be airing the super, iHeartRadio Jingle Ball show on December 22. However, they will be also airing the Mr. Magoo’s Christmas and Merry Madagascar. This will be mixed in the regular scheduled series hat will mostly be reruns due to mid-season finales. Here is the official listing that they have released for that week.

Monday, December 22

90-minute Special

The iHEARTRADIO Jingle Ball 2014 — (8:00-9:30 p.m. Et) (Content Rating Tbd) (HDTV)

Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, Maroon 5 And Many More In An All-star Holiday Concert Event — The star-studded concert from Madison Square Garden is hosted by Elvis Duran of Clear Channel’s Z100, New York’s Hit Music Station. Additional musical performers include Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, Pharrell, OneRepublic, Meghan Trainor, 5 Seconds of Summer, Jessie J., Shawn Mendes, Charli Xcx, Rita Ora and Nick Jonas.
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CW Releases Holiday Schedule for December 15th

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CW is on a roll when it comes to releasing their holiday schedule, as they released the holiday schedule for the week of December 15th. This includes mid season finales and the return of Hart of Dixie. It is also sprinkled with a few holiday specials for those who miss the classics that we grew up watching. Now they get a chance to share less popular shows. Here is the official listing for that week.

Season Premiere

Hart Of Dixie

“Kablang” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. Et) (Content Rating Tbd) (HDTV)

Second Chances — Zoe (Rachel Bilson) is excited that Wade (Wilson Bethel) has decided to stay in BlueBell. However, she is struggling with getting him to notice her attempts at romantic gestures. Brick (Tim Matheson) is surprised when he gets a knock on his door from someone from his past. Meanwhile, George (Scott Porter) and Lavon (Cress Williams) are on
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Orphan Black Blu-Ray Giveaway: Enter Now!

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Our latest DVD/Blu-Ray release update includes a special giveaway involving the Best Show on Television That Far Too Many People Have Not Yet Seen.

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Scroll down for a review of some of the new titles available this week and follow our very simple steps below to win a copy of Orphan Black on Blu-Ray...

Orphan Black Season 1: When people have asked me recently what I’m loving on TV, the first thing that pops into my mind is this BBC America series, which aired this past spring but is a show that continues to stir up huge buzz.

The good news is that the first season - starring new star Tatiana Maslany expertly portraying multiple characters - is now available on DVD/Blu-ray for you to check out or indulge in again.

The first season comes with a plethora of extras, including character profiles; a Behind-The-Scenes featurette
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"The Dick Van Dyke Show" is Still One of the All-Time Great Sitcoms

There are classic TV shows that are products of their time and then there are others that are simply timeless, and while normally a sitcom can be easily dated by a simpler, kinder sense of humor (especially in a modern era where cruder, ruder elements are common) occasionally it can be so well written that the jokes are just as funny 50 years later. The latter case applies to The Dick Van Dyke Show throughout its entire run of five seasons. It was witty from start to finish and its stellar cast of Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam, and Rose Marie gave it some of the best comic timing ever. The fourth season saw the show at the top of its game with stories that have long since been imitated countless times but never duplicated with such hilarity.

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Greatest TV Pilots: The Dick Van Dyke Show’s “The Sick Boy and the Sitter” remains an effective, entertaining opener

The Dick Van Dyke Show, “The Sick Boy and the Sitter”

Written by Carl Reiner

Directed by Sheldon Leonard

Aired on October 3rd, 1961 on CBS

The Dick Van Dyke Show is one of the most enduring sitcoms of television history. While most series fall from recognition shortly after their finales, it remains a staple of Best Comedy lists to this day. The premise is very straightforward- Dick Van Dyke stars as Rob Petrie, a comedy writer at the fictional The Alan Brady Show. He’s married to Laura, played by Mary Tyler Moore, and the two have a son, Ritchie, and live in New Rochelle. We follow Rob at home and at work, where he often shares scenes with fellow writers Buddy Sorrell (Morey Amsterdam) and Sally Rogers (Rose Marie) and occasionally with their straight-man producer, Mel Cooley, played by Richard Deacon.

The pilot opens simply. Laura’s in the
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The Dick Van Dyke Show: 3rd Season Blu-ray Review

The Dick Van Dyke Show: 3rd Season Blu-ray Review
Title: The Dick Van Dyke Show: 3rd Season Starring: Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews, Carl Reiner Running time: 13 hours, 20 minutes (3 discs/32 episodes), Not rated Special Features: Commentary by Dick Van Dyke and Carl Reiner; Full-length Danny Thomas Show Episode with Morey Asterdam; Mary Tyler Moore appearance on The Danny Kaye Show; TV Academy Tribute to Carl Reiner featuring George Clooney; Interviews with Cast and Producers; Emmy Award clip with wins by Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore; Mary Tyler Moore appearance on 1975 variety series Van Dyke & Company; rehearsal footage; Nick at Nite promo spots; Photo Galleries. If  [ Read More ]

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They Just Don't Make Sitcoms Like "The Dick Van Dyke Show" Anymore

What happened to the good old fashioned sitcoms that used to have stellar one-liners? Today's takes on that classic formula, like Mike & Molly or Two and a Half Men, all feel like carbon copies recycling jokes originally used in better shows. Yet, when you go back and watch classic episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show the comedy feels comparatively fresh and vibrant, firing five jokes a minute with a cast that squeezes the greatest potential from each setup. What got lost in the mix over the last 50 years? Whatever it was, it's been preserved in its entirety in The Dick Van Dyke Show with its stellar cast of Dick Van Dyke himself, Mary Tyler Moore, Rose Marie, and Morey Amsterdam, and writing that's a seamless blend of verbal and slapstick (mostly in Van Dyke's facial expressions and exaggerated body language) comedy.

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Dick Van Dyke Honored With 2012 SAG Life Achievement Award; To Be Presented Jan. 27, 2013

Dick Van Dyke, beloved actor, singer, dancer, writer and comedian, will receive SAG-AFTRA.s highest honor . the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Van Dyke will be presented the performers union.s most prestigious accolade, given annually to an actor who fosters the .finest ideals of the acting profession,. at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, which premieres live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at 8 p.m. Et, 7 p.m. Ct, 6 p.m. Mt and 5 p.m. Pt.

In making today.s announcement, SAG-AFTRA Co-President Ken Howard said, .Dick is the consummate entertainer — an enormously talented performer whose work has crossed nearly every major category of entertainment. From his career-changing Broadway turn in ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ and his deadpan humor in the Emmy® winning ‘Dick Van Dyke Show,’ to his unforgettable performance as Bert in ‘Mary Poppins,. he sets a high bar for actors.
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Don’T Worry We’LL Think Of A Title – The DVD Review

Big kudos to the fine folks at MGM Limited Edition DVD-r! They’ve dug deep in the vaults for a true oddity in the world of cinema and television ( sitcoms, to be more precise ) ! I will tell anyone who asks that my absolute favorite TV situation comedy of all time is that early sixties gem ” The Dick Van Dyke Show” ( desert island, only one TV comedy, no hesitation! ). Well one of the few people with even more admiration and affection for this bit of comic perfection is comedy writer and pop culture master Mark Evanier. One of the sites I’ve bookmarked ( and if you love entertainment you should too ) is his website/ blog newsfromme.com . In 2007 he alerted his readers to Don”T Worry We’LL Think Of A Title was airing on the Turner Classic Movie cable channel. He had seen it with his family while they were
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Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke surprise reunion on 'Rachael Ray'

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Legendary actors Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke stopped by "Rachael Ray" Thursday (May 12) for a "Dick Van Dyke Show" reunion. Dick was the original guest and Rachael surprised her audience (and Dick too!) with Mary dropping by to the recreated "Dick Van Dyke Show" living room.

Before Mary came out, Rachael and Dick looked back at his iconic role in "Mary Poppins" as chimney sweep Bert. He relayed a story of being in the market a few weeks ago when a mom told her daughter that he was Bert and the little girl ran over, then came back to her little brother and delightfully exclaimed, "I met Bert's grandpa!"

When Mary joined them, they reminisce about how groundbreaking "The Dick Van Dyke Show" was, especially with Laurie Petrie not being the typical housewife seen up to the on television - wearing pants! Oh, the horror!

They also relay
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