Sunday, July 18, 2010

Baby Rose Marie

On a tip from Java Bean Rush I checked out the autobiography of Rose Marie. You might know her best as Sally from the Dick Van Dyke Show-

Or you might know her best from Hollywood Squares-

But did you know that Rose Marie has been performing since the age of three? She was well known as Baby Rose Marie in those days. I decided to check out some Baby Rose Marie clips on Youtube and wow! She was often compared to Sophie Tucker and actually, a lot of people accused Baby Rose Marie of being a 'midget'!

From an early age Rose Marie performed with the top stars of the day- Jimmy Durante, Milton Berle, WC Fields, and even Betty Boop- well, her voice performed with Betty Boop. Rose Marie was uncredited as the voice of Sally Swing.

I don't want to give away all the secrets, but if you're looking for a fun summer read about show biz then check out this book.

(While you're at it, why don't you check out Java's Journey for classic film facts and fun? I promise you'll love it!)

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