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Rose Marie Mazzetta

(1923-08-15)August 15, 1923
Died December 28, 2017(2017-12-28) (aged 94)
Cause of death Natural causes
Nationality American
Other names Baby Rose Marie
Occupation Actress, singer, comedienne
Years active 1926–2017
Bobby Guy
(m. 1946; died 1964)
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Rose Marie (born Rose Marie Mazzetta; August 15, 1923 – December 28, 2017) was an American actress and comedienne, with a career spanning nine decades. As a child performer she had a successful singing career as Baby Rose Marie. A veteran of vaudeville, her career included film, radio, records, theater, night clubs, and television.

Her best known role was Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show. She later portrayed Myrna Gibbons on The Doris Day Show and was also a frequent panelist on Hollywood Squares. She was among the first major stars to be known simply by her first names and is the subject of a documentary film Wait for Your Laugh (2017), which features interviews from numerous co-stars, including Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, Peter Marshall, and Tim Conway.

Early life

Marie was born Rose Marie Mazetta in New York City, New York on August 15, 1923.


At age 3, Marie started performing under the name Baby Rose Marie. At age 5, she became a radio star on NBC and made a series of movies.

In her teenage years, she was a nightclub and lounge performer in before becoming a radio comedienne. She was billed then as "The Darling of the Airwaves." According to her autobiography Hold the Roses, Marie was assisted in her career by many members of organized crime, including Al Capone and Bugsy Siegel. She performed at the opening night of the Flamingo Hotel which was built by Siegel.

Personal life

Marie was married to trumpeter Bobby Guy from 1946 until his death in 1964. The couple had one daughter, Georgiana.

Marie was a feminist.


On December 28, 2017, Marie died in her home in Van Nuys, California of natural causes at age 94.

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