Rosemary Clooney (1928–2002)


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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. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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White Christmas Betty Haynes
(1954)
Repo Men Soundtrack
(2010)
ER 'Madame X' / Mary Cavanaugh
(1994)
The Stars Are Singing Terry Brennan
(1953)

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 1999 LateLine (TV Series)
Guest Mother
- Karp's Night Out (1999) ... Guest Mother
 1994 ER (TV Series)
Mary Cavanaugh / 'Madame X'
- The Gift (1994) ... Mary Cavanaugh / 'Madame X'
- Going Home (1994) ... Mary Cavanaugh / 'Madame X'
 1994 Radioland Murders
Anna
 1993 Frasier (TV Series)
Gladys
- Miracle on Third or Fourth Street (1993) ... Gladys (voice)
 1986 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Millie Denton
- If You Could See What I See (1986) ... Millie Denton
 1982 Twilight Theater (TV Movie)
 1962-1963 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Telephone Company PR Rep / Stewardess
- Bewitched, Bothered, and Brainless (1963) ... Telephone Company PR Rep
- Once Upon a Flea (1962) ... Stewardess
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Melissa
- The Losers (1963) ... Melissa
 1959 The George Burns Show (TV Series)
Rosemary Clooney
- Rosemary Clooney Guests (1959) ... Rosemary Clooney
 1954 Deep in My Heart
Performer in 'That Midnight Girl'
 1954 White Christmas
Betty Haynes
 1954 Red Skelton Revue (TV Series)
Sadie - Nightclub Owner
- Episode #1.3 (1954) ... Sadie - Nightclub Owner
 1954 Red Garters
Calaveras Kate
 1953 Here Come the Girls
Daisy Crockett
 1953 The Stars Are Singing
Terry Brennan
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Other Works:

CD: "Beautiful Ballads" (Columbia) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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)

Spouse:

Dante DiPaolo  (her death) | See more »

Children:

Miguel Ferrer | See more »

Parents:

Guilfoyle, Marie Francis | Clooney, Andrew Joseph

Relatives:

George Clooney (niece or nephew) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on Bing Crosby] Bing had a brilliant mind and an original wit. That casual delivery combined with an unexpectedly wide vocabulary. It was a great device for comedy -- and also an effective way of communicating with an audience or with a person. See more »

Trivia:

Was a liberal to progressive Democrat. See more »

Nickname:

Rosie

Star Sign:

Gemini

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