Hollywood Legend DEAD… This Is A MAJOR Loss For America

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Rose Marie, the actress who became made famous for her role as Sally Rogers on the iconic 1960 sitcom “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” has died at age 94.

Marie was a child star of the 1920s and 1930s who endeared herself to TV fans on the classic ’60s sitcom that featured Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore.

The news comes from the star’s official Twitter account, which announced on Thursday that she had passed at her home in Van Nuys, California.

“It is with broken hearts that we share the terribly sad news that our beloved Rose Marie passed away this afternoon,” the statement said.

The Film, TV and Broadway actress had one of the longest-running careers in entertainment, according to the obituary on her website.

Fox News reports that after a career as a popular radio personality, Marie got her big break performing in movies such as “International House” and “Big Broadcast of 1935.” She was invited to be a headliner by Benjamin “Bugsy” Segal at the Flamingo casino hotel in Las Vegas in 1946 before becoming a household name on “Dick Van Dyke” in 1961.

From there, she moved on to “The Doris Day Show” and became one of the longest regulars on “Hollywood Squares.”

She appeared in numerous movies as a child and starred in the Broadway musical “Top Banana.” She was nominated for three Emmys and received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in 2001.

According to her website, when asked about retiring she said, “I’ve been in show business my whole life. Why start something new now?”

Carl Reiner, the creator of the “Dick Van Dyke Show” tweeted about her passing.

“I was so sad to learn of the passing of Rosemarie,” he wrote. “There’s never been a more engaging & multi-talented performer. In a span of 90 years, since she was four, dear Rosie performed on radio, in vaudeville, night clubs, films, TV, & Vegas & always had audiences clamoring for “more!!”

She later guested on shows including “The Monkees,” “My Three Sons” and “The Doris Day Show,” as well as a stage role in “Bye Bye Birdie.”

She also had a touring song-and-comedy act called 4 Girls 4, starring Rosemary Clooney, Margaret Whiting and Helen O’Connell, from 1977 to 1985. Clooney’s nephew George briefly drove the tour bus.

Later in life, she made appearances on “Murphy Brown,” “Wings” and “Caroline in the City.”

Rest in peace young lady and thanks for the memories.




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