Rosemary Clooney

Highest Rated: 76% White Christmas (1954)
Lowest Rated: 21% Repo Men (2010)
Birthday: May 23, 1928
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

CREDIT
No Score Yet White Christmas 60th Anniversary Actor 2014
21% 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
76% White Christmas Betty Haynes 1954
No Score Yet Here Come the Girls (Champagne for Everybody) Daisy Crockett 1953

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Madam X "Madame X" Mrs. Cavanaugh ("Madame X")
  • 1994
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Voice of Gladys
  • 1993

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