Rose Marie, R.I.P.

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Vidiot, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR! Thread Starter

    Hollywood, USA
    Very sad to hear through Randy West that Rose Marie, "Sally" of THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, just passed away today. I'm glad that at least she lived long enough to see her autobiographical documentary, WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH, come out to great acclaim over the last few months. By all accounts, Ms. Marie had the longest career of anybody in show business, since she had been working since the age of 4!


    Info on the documentary here:

    WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH | Rose Marie - The Longest Career in Showbiz History

    Randy West's tribute to the iconic actress/comedienne here:

    Randy West: Tribute to Rose Marie
  2. Scope J

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  3. AKA

    AKA Cromulent Member

    Ah, jeez. And she was active to the very, very end. What a life.
  4. Bender Rodriguez

    Bender Rodriguez RIP Exene, best dog ever. 2005-2016

    New Jersey
  5. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR! Thread Starter

    Hollywood, USA
    I agree, an incredible life indeed. She was active at the celebrity/autograph shows in the LA area over the past 10-15 years, and I often saw her there at her booth, chatting with fans. She was a remarkable woman, active to the very end.

    Here's a clip showing how versatile she was as a musical/comedy performer, from The Dick Van Dyke Show...

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  6. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA
    RIP Rose Marie! What an amazing and extremely talented actress!
  7. Jerry

    Jerry Grateful Gort Staff

    New England
    Just watched her last night in the 1933 WC Fields et al film "International House." Loved Sally Rogers. RIP.
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  8. JamieC

    JamieC Forum Resident

    Detroit Mi USA
    RIP Baby Rose Marie
  9. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR! Thread Starter

    Hollywood, USA
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  11. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    A funny lady and all around great talent.
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  12. Joel1963

    Joel1963 Forum Resident

    Big RIP. What a dear lady! I was following her on Twitter and looked forward to continuing my tradition of wishing her many more happy birthdays. Oh well...
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  13. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Wow, shocked to learn she was still around. RIP
  14. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    a favorite of mine...R.I.P...
  15. Benno123

    Benno123 Forum Resident

    Very sad news but like Vidiot said she was able to live and see the appreciation. Plus, she just was in prime time once again last week on the DVD special. A wonderful woman, a great talent, she will be missed but you know Heaven in ringing with laughter tonight.
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  16. moople72

    moople72 Forum Resident

    TV Land Awards 2003, she ambled up to the stage with the cast of the Dick Van Dyke Show to accept a Legend award at the end of the ceremony, stepped up to the mic and said, "I was a young lady when the evening started!" Brought the house down at 79.
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  17. John54

    John54 Forum Resident

    Rest in peace. As a not-too-big TV watcher I remember her mostly as the mainstay on the top row of Hollywood Squares.
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  18. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Forum Resident

    Fort worth tx
    Thanks for the laughs Rose.
  19. action pact

    action pact Forum Resident

    1929!!!! Now THAT'S a long career!!!!
  20. joemarine

    joemarine Forum Resident

    Such sad news to hear of her passing. :(
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  21. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

    Very sad news. What a great talent and legend. RIP.
  22. TeacFan

    TeacFan Forum Resident

    Arcadia, Ca.
    That 1929 clip was a sound-on-disc Vitaphone "talkie"- Rose Marie was two months shy of her sixth birthday when she performed this. Even "hung" with the mob back when she was a club performer.
  23. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    How did she go?

    My money is on sky-diving accident.

    (Oh come on! You know she'd laugh!)
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  24. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR! Thread Starter

    Hollywood, USA
    Noted Hollywood writer and blogger Mark Evanier weighs in with a very affectionate tribute to Ms. Marie:
    Rose Marie, R.I.P.

    He points out that he started to write this obituary several times over the years, but never quite got it to where he liked it. It looks like this will be it.

    Mark also says that Rose Marie -- despite being in poor health -- was absolutely ecstatic to see her documentary premiere in August, and at least the world will now know her story. She was an amazing woman and very talented. Mark points out that her role as Sally Rogers was the first single woman character on television who worked a full-time job, wasn't married, didn't depend on a man, and made the same income as a man. In her way, she was kind of a breakthrough character.
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  25. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

    mill valley CA USA
    94 years of a life well lived.
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