Rosemary Clooney

Rosemary Clooney

Highest Rated: 77% White Christmas (1954)

Lowest Rated: 77% White Christmas (1954)

Birthday: May 23, 1928

Birthplace: Maysville, Kentucky, USA

The career of singer-actor Rosemary Clooney is actually two careers separated by a 20-year gulf of child-raising, marital troubles and substance abuse. Part 1 began in 1945 at the age of 16 when Cincinnati radio station WLW hired the Maysville, Kentucky native and her 13-year old sister Betty to sing duets for $20 apiece. Appearances with local bands brought them to the attention of bandleader Tony Pastor, and 'The Clooney Sisters' debuted with his big band at Atlantic City's Steel Pier in 1947. After Betty opted for the quiet life of Cincinnati, Rosemary struck out on her own for NYC, signing a recording contract with Columbia which yielded the star-making hit "Come On-a My House" in 1951. Hollywood beckoned and her appealing chirping style and cute personality made her an immediate screen star in movie musicals like "The Stars Are Singing" (her debut) opposite Anna Maria Alberghetti, "Here Come the Girls" (both 1953) with Bob Hope and "White Christmas" (1954), starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Vera-Allen.

Highest rated movies

White Christmas




No Score Yet No Score Yet Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song Self - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Margaret and the Saturday Night Ladies Sarah (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Some of Manie's Friends Unknown (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 52% Deep in My Heart Specialty in 'The Midnight Girl' (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 50% Red Garters Calaveras Kate (Character) - 1954
77% 88% White Christmas Betty Haynes (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Stars Are Singing Terry Brennan (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 20% Here Come the Girls Daisy Crockett (Character) - 1953


No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Music Performer 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lateline Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 84% ER Mary Cavanaugh/'Madame X' (Guest Star) 1994
95% 94% Frasier Gladys (Guest Voice) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1955 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The George Burns Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown (Character) 1952