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Mitch Miller
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Barry Manilow
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Roy C. Bennett
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Cass Daley
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Woody Herman
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Carl Switzer
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Rosemary Clooney

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Rosemary Clooney

American singer and actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1928.

Countries: United States (66%), Kentucky (13%), Ireland (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Bing Crosby, Mitch Miller, Barry Manilow

Linked to: Columbia Records, CBS, CBS Radio, NBC

 

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Rosemary Clooney was born in 1928 add something


1940

The family resided in the John Brett Richeson House in the late 1940s add something


1945

In 1945, the Clooney sisters won a spot on Cincinnati, Ohio's radio station WLW as singers add something


1946

Clooney's first recordings, in May 1946, were for Columbia Records add something


1949

Clooney continued working with the Pastor band until 1949, making her last recording with the band in May of that year and her first as a solo artist a month later, still for Columbia add something


1950

Clooney recorded several duets with Marlene Dietrich and appeared in the early 1950s on "Faye Emerson's Wonderful Town" series on CBS add something

 

She came to prominence in the early 1950s with the novelty hit "Come On-a My House" written by William Saroyan and his cousin Ross Bagdasarian , which was followed by other pop numbers such as "Botch-a-Me" , "Mambo Italiano", "Tenderly", "Half as Much", "Hey There" and "This Ole House", although she had success as a jazz vocalist add something


1951

In 1951, her record of "Come On-a My House", produced by Mitch Miller, became a hit add something

 

Roy C. Bennett - Bennett and Tepper scored big again in 1951 when Rosemary Clooney recorded their composition "Suzy Snowflake

 

Betty Johnson - In 1951, Percy Faith, who had known her from her Columbia recordings, tried to convince Mitch Miller to sign her, but Miller, who included Doris Day and Rosemary Clooney among the artists he had signed, saw no need to sign her


1953

Proceeds benefit the restoration of the Russell Theater in Maysville, Kentucky, where Clooney's first film, "The Stars are Singing", premiered in 1953 add something

 

The mural highlights her lifelong friendship with Blanche Chambers, the 1953 premier of "The Stars are Singing" and her singing career add something

 

They were first married from 1953 until 1961 and, despite his open infidelities, again from 1964 to 1967 add something


1954

In 1954, she starred, along with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Vera-Ellen, in the movie "White Christmas" add something

 

Carl Switzer - In the 1954 musical film "White Christmas" his picture is used to depict an Army buddy of lead characters played by Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, and the brother of the female leads played by Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen

 

Cass Daley - She had a part in "Red Garters" opposite Rosemary Clooney in 1954, and her last movie appearances were in "The Spirit Is Willing" in 1967 and in "Norwood" in 1970


1956

She starred, in 1956, in a half-hour syndicated television musical-variety show "The Rosemary Clooney Show" add something


1957

In later years, Clooney would often appear with Bing Crosby on television, such as in the 1957 special "The Edsel Show", and the two friends made a concert tour of Ireland together add something

 

On November 21, 1957, she appeared on NBC's "The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford," a frequent entry in the "Top 20" and featuring a musical group called "The Top Twenty add something


1958

Clooney left Columbia Records in 1958, doing a number of recordings for MGM Records and some for Coral Records add something

 

Finally, toward the end of 1958, she signed with RCA Victor Records, where she stayed until 1963 add something


1960

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 add something

 

In 1960, Clooney and Crosby co-starred in a 20-minute &CBS_radio (CBS_Radio) program aired before the midday news each weekday add something


1964

In 1964, she went to Reprise Records, and in 1965 to Dot Records add something


1968

In 1968, her relationship with a young drummer ended after two years, and she became increasingly dependent on pills after a punishing tour add something

 

Upon her recovery from a nervous breakdown in 1968, Clooney signed with United Artists Records in 1976 for two albums add something

 

She joined the presidential campaign of close friend Robert F. Kennedy, and heard the shots when he was assassinated on June 5, 1968 add something


1976

Her sister Betty died suddenly of a brain aneurysm in 1976 add something


1977

Beginning in 1977, she recorded an album a year for the Concord Jazz record label, which continued until her death add something


1980

James Belushi later parodied Clooney and the commercial while as a cast member on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in the early 1980s add something

 

Living for many years in Beverly Hills, California, in the house formerly owned by George and Ira Gershwin, in 1980, she purchased a second home on Riverside Drive in Augusta, Kentucky, near Maysville, Kentucky, her childhood hometown add something

 

Ed Bickert - Bickert made a few LPs with Rosemary Clooney and other well-known artists through the 1980s and 1990s, as well as leading his own sessions

 

David Finck - He played with Woody Herman in 1980-81 and moved to New York City, where he played with Joe Williams, Annie Ross, Mel Lewis, Al Cohn, Ernestine Anderson, Rosemary Clooney, Tom_Harrell, Jerry Dodgion, Phil Woods, Clark Terry, and Al Grey in the 1980s


1982

Penelope Milford - In 1982 she starred opposite Sondra Locke in the Jackie Cooper directed Emmy *award winning television film "Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story"


1984

Chuck Israels - Afterwards, he became less active as a musician, but did record with the Kronos String Quartet in 1984 and Rosemary Clooney in 1985


1986

Clooney sang a duet with Wild Man Fischer on "It's a Hard Business" in 1986, and in 1994 she sang a duet of "Green Eyes" with Barry Manilow in his 1994 album, "Singin' with the Big Bands" add something


1996

On January 27, 1996, Clooney appeared on Garrison Keillor's "Prairie Home Companion" radio program add something


1997

She married her longtime friend, a former dancer, Dante DiPaolo in 1997 at St. Patrick's Church in Maysville, Kentucky add something


1999

In 1999, Clooney founded the Rosemary Clooney Music Festival, held annually in Maysville, Kentucky, her hometown add something


2001

A long-time smoker, Clooney was diagnosed with lung cancer at the end of 2001 add something


2002

She continued recording until her death in 2002 add something

 

She received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award in 2002 add something


Rosemary Clooney died in 2002 add something

 

Despite surgery, she died six months later on June 29, 2002, at her Beverly Hills, California home add something

 

Diana Krall - Krall lost her mother to multiple myeloma in 2002, within months of losing her mentors Ray Brown and Rosemary Clooney


2003

Bette Midler - After a reported long-standing feud with Barry Manilow, the two joined forces after many years in 2003 to record Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook.


2007

In September 2007 a mural honoring moments from her life was painted in downtown Maysville, Kentucky add something


2019

On June 25, 2019, "The New York Times Magazine" listed Rosemary Clooney among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire add something