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Rose Marie

Highest Rated:   67% Broken Vessels (1998)
Lowest Rated:   13% Lost and Found (1999)
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The year (give or take a few) was 1929: Stepping on to the stage of New York's Mecca Theatre was 3-year-old Rose Marie Mazetta, offering a surprisingly full-throated rendition of the torch ballad "What Can I Say, Dear, After I Say I'm Sorry." By the time she'd finished dancing her Charleston, Rose Marie had won a trip to Atlantic City and a spot on a major radio program. Amazingly, Rose Marie's father, a professional singer-musician, had nothing to do with this star-making turn: the girl had been entered in the contest by her next-door neighbors. By 1932, Rose Marie--or rather, "Baby Rose Marie"--was one of the hottest stars on the NBC radio network. Her raspy, insinuating singing style was mature beyond her years, so much so that some people wrote into NBC, angrily accusing them of passing off an adult midget as a child. She successfully toured in vaudeville, was spotlighted in a handful of movies (the best-known was 1933's International House), then disappeared completely at the age of 12. No, Rose Marie wasn't washed up; her family had moved from New York to New Jersey and had placed their daughter in a convent school. Resuming her career at 17 as "Miss Rose Marie," the former child sensation endured a few lean years before establishing herself as a comedienne. Wearying of traversing the nightclub circuit by the 1950s--she now had a husband and daughter to look after--Rose Marie began accepting guest-star assignments on such dramatic TV series as Jim Bowie, Gunsmoke and M Squad. She was also seen in continuing roles on the video sitcoms Love That Bob and My Sister Eileen, and was co-starred with Phil Silvers in the 1953 Broadway musical Top Banana. In 1961, Carl Reiner cast Rose Marie as wisecracking, man-chasing Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show. The close-knit camaraderie of her Dick Van Dyke co-stars helped her survive the untimely death of her husband, jazz musician Bobby Guy. Rose Marie's post-Van Dyke projects have included such films as Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title (1966) and Cheaper to Keep Her (1980), frequent appearances on the daytime quiz show The Hollywood Squares, and regular roles on the prime time TVers The Doris Day Show (1969-71, as Myrna Gibbons), Scorch (1992, as Edna Bracken) and Hardball (1994, as Marge Schott-like baseball club owner Mitzi Balzer).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Wait for Your Laugh
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Pioneers of Primetime
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Surge of Power
  • Herself
2004
14% Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th
  • Mrs. Tingle
2000
13% Lost and Found
  • Clara
1999
67% Broken Vessels
  • Mr. Chen's Secretary
1998
No Score Yet Don't Call Me Bugsy
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet Ghetto Blaster
  • Helen
1989
No Score Yet Getting Lucky
  • Actor
1989
46% Witchboard
  • Mrs. Moses
1986
No Score Yet Bridge Across Time
  • Alma Bellock
1985
No Score Yet Lunch Wagon
  • Mrs. Schmeckler
1981
No Score Yet Cheaper to Keep Her
  • Ida Bracken
1980
No Score Yet The Man from Clover Grove
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Bruce's Deadly Fingers
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet Don't Worry, We'll Think of a Title
  • Annie
1966
No Score Yet Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round
  • Margaret Kirby
1966
No Score Yet Top Banana
  • Betty Dillon
1954
No Score Yet International House
  • Herself
1933

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Michael Feinstein's American Songbook
2010-2013
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012

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