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Rosetta Duncan (1894–1959)

Composer, songwriter ("Rememb'ring") and entertainer, one of The Duncan Sisters. She played Topsy in the Broadway musical "Topsy and Eva" for which she wrote songs. With her sister, she also appeared in "Doing Our Bit", "She's a Good Fellow", and "Tip Top", and also in vaudeville. Joining ASCAP in 1942, her other popular-song compositions include ... See full bio »

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Known For

It's a Great Life
It's a Great Life Casey Hogan
Topsy and Eva
The March of Time


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 1958 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Ma Malone
- The Angel of Cedar Mountain (1958) ... Ma Malone
 1935 Surprise! (Short)
Rosie / 'Topsy' (as Duncan Sisters)
 1929 It's a Great Life
Casey Hogan
 1927 Two Flaming Youths
Rosetta Duncam (uncredited)
 1927/I Topsy and Eva
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  The Liberace Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1954) (writer - 1 episode, 1954)
- Great Ladies in Theatre Tribute (1954) ... (performer: "Rememb'ring") / (writer: "Rememb'ring")
 1935 Surprise! (Short) (performer: "Dixie Is Calling", "I'm Don Bolero Vasquero Bolero", "If the Volga Flowed Through Dixie", "Sweet Music", "Chi mi frena in tal momento?" - uncredited)
 1933 Central Airport (writer: "Rememb'ring" - uncredited)
 1929 It's a Great Life (performer: "I'm Following You", "I'm Sailing on a Sunbeam!", "Hoosier Hop", "It's An Old Spanish Custom", "Tell Me Dirty Maiden" (comic version of "Tell Me Pretty Maiden"), "Ach, du lieber Augustin" - uncredited)
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 1957 This Is Your Life (TV Series)
- Thelma White (1957) ... Herself
 1954 The Liberace Show (TV Series)
Herself - Singer
- Great Ladies in Theatre Tribute (1954) ... Herself - Singer
 1941 Meet the Stars #4: Variety Reel #2 (Documentary short)
Herself (as The Duncan Sisters)
 1930 The March of Time
Herself (as The Duncan Sisters)
 1930 Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 20 (Short)
 1930 The Voice of Hollywood No. 7 (Short documentary)
Herself (uncredited)
 1930 The Voice of Hollywood No. 10 (Short)
Herself (uncredited)
 1930 Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 11 (Short)
 1929 Hollywood Snapshots #11 (Documentary short)
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 1997 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
- Vaudeville (1997) ... Herself
 1994 That's Entertainment! III (Documentary)
Performer in Clip from 'It's a Great Life' (uncredited)

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Other Works:

Stage Play: Tip Top. Musical. Music by Ivan Caryll. Book by Anne Caldwell and R.H. Burnside. Lyrics by Anne Caldwell and R.H. Burnside. Music orchestrated by William E. MacQuinn. Featuring songs by Richard Whiting, Fred Rose, Henry I. Marshall, Marion Sunshine, Ray Henderson, Louis Breau, Tom Brown and Jack Frost. Featuring songs with ... See more »

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11 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Duncan Sisters | Duncan Sisters


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 144-145 (article "The Duncan Sisters"). New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387 See more »

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