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Rose Marie

Rose Marie (born Rose Marie Mazzetta; August 15, 1923 – December 28, 2017) was an American actress, singer, comedian, and vaudeville performer with a career that ultimately spanned over nine decades — and included film, radio, records, theater, night clubs and television. As a child performer during the years just after the silent film era, she had a successful singing career as Baby Rose Marie. As an adult, she became one of the first major stars to be known simply by her given names.

Marie was widely known for her role on the CBS situation comedy The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966), as television comedy writer Sally Rogers, "who went toe-to-toe in a man’s world." Later she portrayed Myrna Gibbons on The Doris Day Show and was a 14-year panelist on The Hollywood Squares.

She is the subject of a 2017 documentary film, Wait for Your Laugh, which includes interviews with her and her co-stars including Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, Peter Marshall, and Tim Conway.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 15th, 1923 (Manhattan), Died December 28th, 2017 (Van Nuys)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Notes: A Victor trial record lists her as "Baby Rose Marie Curly." Her father, the vaudevillian Frank Mazzetta, acted under the pseudonym, Frank Curley.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BSHQ-71940 10-in. 3/10/1932 Say that you were teasing me Baby Rose Marie Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Victor BSHQ-71941 10-in. 3/10/1932 Take a picture of the moon Baby Rose Marie Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Victor BS-73986 10-in. 11/22/1932 In the dim dim dawning Baby Rose Marie Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Victor BS-73987 10-in. 11/22/1932 That's all that matters to me Baby Rose Marie Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band vocalist  
Victor BS-021869 10-in. 4/1/1938 When the moon bids the sun goodnight Rose Marie Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-021870 10-in. 4/1/1938 I got a guy Rose Marie Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-021871 10-in. 4/1/1938 Let's break the good news Rose Marie Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-021872 10-in. 4/1/1938 You better change your tune Rose Marie Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-021873 10-in. 4/1/1938 It's raining sunshine Rose Marie Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BS-021874 10-in. 4/1/1938 This time it's real Rose Marie Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Victor BVE-Test-448 10-in. 1/29/1930 I've got my eye on you Rose Marie Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rose Marie," accessed July 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110370.

Rose Marie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110370.

"Rose Marie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110370

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