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Rosemary Clooney

Highest Rated:   77% White Christmas (1954)
Lowest Rated:   22% Repo Men (2010)
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Birthplace:   Maysville, Kentucky, USA
At age 13, singer Rosemary Clooney crossed the river from her Kentucky hometown to Cincinnati, Ohio, where she and her sister Betty sang on a local radio station. In 1949 Clooney was signed to a solo record contract by Columbia musical director Mitch Miller. Two years later, she scored her first hit, the Ross Bagdasarian novelty song "Come On'a My House," which she reprised in her first film, The Stars are Singing (52). Paramount hoped to turn Clooney into a movie star, but after Here Come the Girls (53), Red Garters (54) and White Christmas (54), she grew weary of Hollywood. Concentrating on television, Clooney headlined several network series, and also starred in her own 39-week syndicated variety show in 1955, which was distinguished by its offbeat guest-star lineup (including such non-musical celebs as Buster Keaton and Boris Karloff!) As her career began diminishing in the 1960s, her reliance upon alcohol increased, culminating in a highly publicized stay in a California psychiatric ward. Happily she recovered, successfully launching a whole new career on the concert stage as a jazz vocalist. In 1977, Clooney wrote a grimly revelatory autobiography, This for Remembrance, which was later adapted into a TV biopic starring Sondra Locke. Rosemary Clooney was for many years married to stage and film star Jose Ferrer; she is the mother of actor Miguel Ferrer, the sister of TV talk host Nick Clooney, and the aunt of TV's ER heartthrob George Clooney.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet White Christmas 60th Anniversary
  • Actor
2014
22% Repo Men
  • Actor
$13.2M 2010
No Score Yet The Great Crooners
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Moments to Remember: Golden Hits of the 50's and 60's
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Tennessee Ernie Ford: His Life and Times
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Rosemary Clooney Singing at Her Best
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Great Ladies of Jazz: Rosemary Clooney
  • Actor
2000
24% Radioland Murders
  • Anna
1994
No Score Yet Michael Feinstein & Friends
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet An Old-Fashioned Christmas
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Deep in My Heart
  • Guest Star
1954
No Score Yet Red Garters
  • Calaveras Kate
1954
77% White Christmas
  • Betty Haynes
1954
No Score Yet Here Come the Girls (Champagne for Everybody)
  • Daisy Crockett
1953

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Madam X "Madame X" Mrs. Cavanaugh ("Madame X")
  • 1994
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Voice of Gladys
  • 1993

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