Rose Marie: A Famous Actress And Comedian Passed Away At 94
A true television veteran has gone to Heaven. Rose Marie Mazzetta gave us nine decades of comedy, but unfortunately, the time came to say farewell.
— Rose Marie-Official (@RoseMarie4Real) December 29, 2017
Life and career
Rose Marie began her career as a child performer, singing under the name Baby Rose Marie. She was only three years old. At age of five, Rose was already a radio star on NBC. Her childhood fame also brought her numerous roles in films and shorts.
She got her television breakthrough at the start of the 1960s in the CBS sitcom My Sister Eileen. However, her greatest fame came in the form of Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show. The role of the lovable comedic writer brought her fame and earned her a guest role on many future shows and sitcoms.
Good Morning kids! You seem to like my #FlashbackFriday photos, so here is one of my publicity photos from around the time I was doing "Top Banana" on Broadway...almost 70 years ago. pic.twitter.com/nV3zWi8slV
— Rose Marie-Official (@RoseMarie4Real) December 8, 2017
Rose was married to trumpeter Bobby Guy for 18 years until his death in 1964. The couple had one child, a daughter called Georgiana. The actress never remarried and lived her life mainly in California where she died on December 28, 2017.
Last goodbye to Rose Marie
As soon as the news of her death was posted on Twitter, ordinary people as well as her co-workers twitted a touching farewell.
— Lena (@lenahamilton) December 29, 2017
Film director Jason Wise was the last person who worked with Rose Marie. He made the documentary about the late actress called “Wait for your Laugh”.
Entertainment lost so much today. She was there when we sat in vaudeville theaters, when we started listening to radio, when we started sitting around the television for the first time. I lost a teacher who can not be replaced. I lost my friend... i miss you @RoseMarie4Real pic.twitter.com/qE2V5LPT6V
— Jason Wise (@JasonBWise) December 29, 2017
Even Luke Skywalker misses the actress.
Thanks for the all the laughs @RoseMarie4Real! So glad you could take your final bow while enjoying ANOTHER career high w/#WaitForYourLaugh & a new generation of fans who loved you. Your timing always was... perfection. #RIPRosie ❤️- mh https://t.co/OBcWdwvmk5
— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) December 29, 2017
Comedy genius and "The Family Guy" creator Seth McFarlane paid honors to his fellow comedian.
Rose Marie was a world-class entertainer, the likes of which we just don’t see today. Here’s a sample of her awesomeness: https://t.co/Hxa2acvnvr
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) December 29, 2017
Goodbye Rose Marie, you will make the Heavens laugh. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and fans of Rose Marie.