Rosemary on the Big and Little Screen

In 1949 Rosemary Clooney was signed to a solo record contract by Columbia musical director Mitch Miller. Two years later, she scored her first big hit, Come On-a My House, which she reprised in her first film, The Stars are Singing (52). Paramount hoped to turn Clooney into a movie star, but she only appeared in four other productions:  Here Come the Girls (53), Red Garters (54), White Christmas (54) for which she is most famous, and Deep In My Heart with her then husband, Jose Ferrer. She concentrated on television instead and headlined several network series, and also starred in her own 39-week syndicated variety show in 1955, which was distinguished by its offbeat guest-star lineup (including such non-musical celebs as Buster Keaton and Boris Karloff!) In 1977, Clooney wrote a grimly revelatory autobiography, This for Remembrance, which was later adapted into a TV biopic starring Sondra Locke, Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story, and for which Rosemary provided the soundtrack. Rosemary also appeared in the television movie Sister Margaret & the Saturday Night Ladies as well as two episodes of "ER" for which she received an Emmy nomination. In addition to all those programs, she also made numerous appearances on the variety shows of the day, talk shows, and specials. Rosemary taped her last television appearance in October of 2001. She sang Count Your Blessings, on ABC's The View.


  • The Stars Are Singing at imdb
  • Here Come the Girls at imdb
  • Red Garters at imdb
  • White Christmas at imdb
  • Deep In My Heart at imdb
  • Sister Margaret & The Saturday Evening Ladies at imdb
  • Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story at imdb
  • Radioland Murders at imdb

NOTABLE TV APPEARANCES (check out some of Rosie's videos on youtube)

  • "The View" singing "Count Your Blessings" (2001 available on youtube)
  • "ER" (1994) playing Mary Cavanaugh/"Madame X in episode: "The Gift" (episode # 1.10 available for download) 12/15/1994
  • "ER" (1994) playing Mary Cavanaugh/"Madame X in episode: "Going Home" (episode # 1.2 available for download) 9/29/1994
  • "Primetime Live" interview with Diane Sawyer from Rosemary's home in Augusta, KY (airred January 1992 clip available at youtube)
  • "On Parade" (1964 clip available at youtube)
  • "The Dick Powell Theatre" playing Melissa in episode "The Losers" (1963 clip available at youtube part I and part II)
  • "The Lux Show Starring Rosemary Clooney" (1957-1958)
  • "The Rosemary Clooney Show" (1956-1957)


  • Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song (2001)
  • Yours for a Song: The Women of Tin Pan Alley (1999) (TV) (archive footage)
  • "LateLine" (1998) playing "Guest Mother" in episode: "Karp's Night Out" (episode # 2.6) 3/16/1999
  • Ira Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall (1997) (TV)
  • Danny Kaye: A Legacy of Laughter (1996) (TV)
  • Rosemary Clooney's Demi-Centennial (1995) (TV)
  • "Frasier" (1993) playing "Gladys"(voice) in episode: "Miracle on Third or Fourth Street" (episode # 1.12) 12/16/1993
  • Bob Hope: The First 90 Years (1993) (TV)
  • Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey (1991) (TV)
  • Michael Feinstein & Friends (1991) (TV)
  • "Hardcastle and McCormick" (1983) playing "Millie Denton" in episode: "If You Could See What I See" (episode # 3.13) 1/6/1986
  • "Andy Williams Show, The" (1969) 10/24/1970
  • "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" (1968) playing "Cameo Appearance" in episode: "Episode #23" (episode # 2.9) 11/18/1968
  • "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" (1968) playing "Cameo Appearance" in episode: "Episode #19" (episode # 2.5) 10/14/1968
  • Return to Peyton Place (1961) (singer)
  • "Bell Telephone Hour, The" (1959) in episode: "Opening Night" 9/29/1961
  • "Bell Telephone Hour, The" (1959) in episode: "Music hath Charms" 1/20/1961
  • "Rosemary Clooney Show, The" (1956) TV Series
  • Conquest of Space (aka Mars Project) (1955) (uncredited)
  • "Orchid Award, The" (1953)
  • "Bob Hope Show, The" (1952) playing "Herself" 3/10/1957
  • "Robert Q. Lewis Show, The" (1950) TV Series .... Regular

Rosemary's Complete Listing at the Internet Movie Database


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