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Rosemary Clooney

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Biography

Clooney in 1954

Source: Wikipedia

Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American singer and actress. She came to prominence in the early 1950s with the song "Come On-a My House", which was followed by other pop numbers such as "Botch-a-Me", "Mambo Italiano", "Tenderly", "Half as Much", "Hey There" and "This Ole House". She also had success as a jazz vocalist. Clooney's career languished in the 1960s, partly due to problems related to depression and drug addiction, but revived in 1977, when her White Christmas co-star Bing Crosby asked her to appear with him at a show marking his 50th anniversary in show business. She continued recording until her death in 2002.

Fact file

  • Born: May 23, 1928Maysville, Kentucky, U.S.
  • Died: June 29, 2002 (aged 74)Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
  • Resting place: Saint Patrick's Cemetery, Maysville
  • Occupation: Singer, actress
  • Years active: 1946–2001
  • Spouse(s): José Ferrerm. 1953div. 1961m. 1964div. 1967Dante DiPaolom. 1997
  • Relatives: Betty Clooney (sister)Nick Clooney (brother)George Clooney (nephew)Tessa Ferrer (granddaughter)Debby Boone (daughter-in-law)
  • Genres: Traditional pop vocal jazz
  • Labels: Columbia MGM Coral RCA Victor Reprise Dot United Artists Concord Jazz
  • Associated acts: Betty Clooney Bing Crosby
  • Website: Rosemary Clooney Palladium website

Read more about Rosemary Clooney at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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