LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) Rose Marie – born Rose Marie Mazetta, 94 – died Dec. 28. Rose Marie was known to a generation as Sally Rogers on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” but was equally heralded as a live performer from the tender age of 3, when she won an amateur contest that took her to Atlantic City.
Rose Marie sang for Presidents Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt, according to CNN, and was hired by Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel to perform in Las Vegas alongside Jimmy Durante. She also toured the nightclub circuit with Rosemary Clooney. Of course, she was mostly well known for her role on “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”
“I was so sad to learn of the passing of Rosemarie,” show creator Carl Reiner posted. “There’s never been a more engaging & multi-talented performer. In a span of 90 years, since she was four, dear Rosie performed on radio, in vaudeville, night clubs, films, TV, & Vegas & always had audiences clamoring for “more!!”
Rose Marie’s career earned her three Emmy nominations, all for the television show.