Rose Marie was one of the few Hollywood child stars whose career spanned through generations. Here are facts about her net worth, movie, and death.
Let there be Rose Marie
Rose Marie Mazzetta, who was better known by her stage name Rose Marie, was born on August 15, 1923 in Manahattan, New York. Rose Marie was an American of Italian and Polish descent. Rose Marie was raised in New York City where she began her acting career as “Baby Rose Marie” at the age of three years old as a radio star. Rose Marie began singing professionally at the tender age of six years old and made her debut in Paramount films in 1929. Rose Marie worked in Hollywood as a veteran of Vaudeville and later in Las Vegas throughout the generational changes of her career.
Rose Marie: Personal Life and Death
In her life, Rose Marie married Bobby Guy, a trumpeter in 1946. Rose Marie and Bobby Guy had one daughter, Georgiana. The couple remained married until Bobby Guy’s death in 1964. Rose Marie did not remarry after the passing of Bobby Guy and was legally single until her death. Rose Marie passed away at the age of 94 in Van Nuys, California on December 28, 2017.
Rose Marie’s Career Over the Decades
Rose Marie was one of the youngest child stars in Hollywood. She began her career at the tender age of three as a child singer and radio star. From then, Rose Marie went on to star in many television shows and movies covering a career of 91 years.
In the beginning, there was Baby Rose Marie
Rose Marie began her career after winning an amateur talent show where she appeared under her then professional name “Baby Rose Marie.” As a three year old star, Baby Rose Marie would travel to different venues performing, which led to the launch of her singing career. Rose Marie also began singing and dancing on vaudeville. At the age of five, Rose Marie left vaudeville to move on to television and film. From 1930 until 1936, Rose Marie made 17 recordings of which her first recording was with famous Fletcher Henderson’s band (a famous African-American jazz orchestras of the time.) Rose Marie’s recording “Say That You Were” became a national hit in 1932. Rose Marie continued recording throughout her career and was recognized as a veteran of vaudeville.
Television & Movies
From 1960 until her last days, Rose Marie gained Hollywood success in her acting career on many television, movies, and theater roles. Rose Marie starred in many television shows throughout the 1980s and 90s. Rose Marie was a part of movies such as “Cheaper to Keep Her” (1980), “Sandman” (1993), “Psycho” (1998). Rose Marie’s television career was exhibited in the following tv shows “Hey Arnold” (1998), “Wings” (1997), “The Hughleys” (2001), and “The Garfield Show” (2008 – 2013). Rose Marie published her memoirs in her book “Hold the Roses” in 2003.
Top Banana (1954)
Top Banana was a 1954 musical film of which Rose Marie starred in as Betty Dillon. “Top Banana” was released on January 27, 1954 in New York City.
The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961 – 1966)
One of America’s most popular television sitcoms is “The Dick Van Dyke Show” which premiered on October 3, 1961. Rose Marie starred on the television sitcom as Sally Rogers. “The Dick Van Dyke Show” was a successful show which lasted five seasons with close to 160 episodes. “The Dick Van Dyke Show” ended in 1966 to later have a reunion episode in April 13, 1969.
The Hollywood Squares (1966 – 1988)
“The Hollywood Squares” was most famous during its run in the mid 1960s. The game show included games like tic-tac-toe and allowed contestants to win cash and prizes. “The Hollywood Squares” ran for close to 30 years and Rose Marie was one of the guest stars on the show.
The Doris Day Show (1969 – 1971)
“The Doris Day Show” is an American sitcom which debut on television in September 1968. “The Doris Day Show” starred actress/singer Doris Day and Rose Marie as Myrna Gibbons. Rose Marie starred on “The Doris Day Show” in seasons 2-3.
Rose Marie Fun Facts & Net Worth
At the time of her death, Rose Marie had a reported net worth of $2M. Rose Marie gained her net worth through the ages with her acting, comedic, and singing career.
Fun Facts about Rose Marie
1. Rose Marie’s astrological sign was Leo. 2. Rose Marie was born on a Wednesday. 3. In 1990, Rose Marie was a guest star on Murphy Brown. 4. Rose Marie’s daughter is called Georgiana Marie, nicknamed “Noopy.” They share the same middle name. 5. Rose Marie was the first celebrity of her time to not use her last name on stage. 6. Rose Marie called Al Capone “Uncle Al.” 7. Rose Marie was one of the first female celebrities to speak on the Harvey Weinstein scandal via Twitter. 8. Rose Marie was an avid social media user. 9. Rose Marie’s career span over nine decades. 10. Rose Marie had a deep voice even as a child.
Because the name Rose Marie is quite common, fans of actress Rose Marie could often run into information about Rose Marie Kennedy when searching for information on the actress. Rose Marie Kennedy was on of the Kennedy siblings who was born on September 23, 1918 and died on January 7, 2005. Though the two women share the same first name, their identities are not to be mistaken for one another.
Farewell from a Star
Rose Marie proved that one could survive the many changes that women encounter when living out their dream career in Hollywood. Rose Marie did not let Hollywood tame her career choices, but instead created a career platform that set a new level of net worth for actresses in Hollywood. Rose Marie’s 90-year career proves that if one has a backbone and a voice, then success is the only option. Though Rose Marie is gone, the life she’s lived and the career she’s had are blueprints for young starlets who want to make it in Hollywood.