Rose Marie, ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ Star, Dies At 94
Rose Marie, who enjoyed a celebrated career spanning nine decades, has sadly passed away at the age of 94.
ROSE MARIE DIES AT 94
Marie’s publicist Harlan Boll confirmed her death, and Marie’s official Twitter account tweeted out the news on December 28. The actress is survived by her daughter, Georgiana Marie.
— Rose Marie-Official (@RoseMarie4Real) December 29, 2017
Marie started singing at three-years-old under the guise of Baby Rose Marie. However, she was best known for portraying Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show, which ran from 1961 to 1966. Her performances on the program earned her three Emmy nominations. Marie was also known for appearing many times as herself on The Hollywood Squares. Moreover, the 2017 documentary Wait for Your Laugh discusses the acclaimed actress’s life, featuring interviews from some of her former co-stars from The Dick Van Dyke Show.
Fellow Dick Van Dyke Show alumni Carl Reiner issued a statement conveying his sadness on Twitter upon hearing of his friend’s passing. Other celebrities, such as Mark Hamill, Jason Wise and Seth MacFarlane, have chimed in to honor the late entertainer, noting how a legend was lost. The Flamingo, the setting of one of Marie’s first performances, likewise offered condolences.
I was so sad to learn of the passing of Rosemarie. 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!!"
— carl reiner (@carlreiner) December 29, 2017
Thanks for the all the laughs @RoseMarie4Real! So glad you could take your final bow while enjoying ANOTHER career high w/#WaitForYourLaugh & a new generation of fans who loved you. Your timing always was… perfection. #RIPRosie ❤️- mh https://t.co/OBcWdwvmk5
— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) December 29, 2017
Entertainment lost so much today. She was there when we sat in vaudeville theaters, when we started listening to radio, when we started sitting around the television for the first time. I lost a teacher who can not be replaced. I lost my friend… i miss you @RoseMarie4Real pic.twitter.com/qE2V5LPT6V
— Jason Wise (@JasonBWise) December 29, 2017
Rose Marie was a world-class entertainer, the likes of which we just don’t see today. Here’s a sample of her awesomeness: https://t.co/Hxa2acvnvr
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) December 29, 2017
It is with great sadness that we had to say good-bye to a Las Vegas legend yesterday. The first to ever perform at the Flamingo on opening night, December 26, 1946, "Baby" Rose Marie will never be forgotten. Our hearts and prayers are with her family. 💕 @RoseMarie4Real pic.twitter.com/lJP6MSfWZt
— Flamingo Las Vegas (@FlamingoVegas) December 29, 2017