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Rose Marie Biography

Birth Name:
Rose Marie Mazetta
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Actor, singer, comedian

Fast Facts

  • Known for her adult-sounding voice as a child, she began her career as "Baby Rose Marie" (a name suggested by Evelyn Nesbit), singing in nightclubs, in film shorts and on the radio until she reached adolescence
  • Her first singing performances came at the age of 3 when her neighbors heard her and entered her into a contest
  • Attended a convent school in New Jersey at the age of 12
  • Although her first regular TV role was in the 1960-61 sitcom My Sister Eileen, it was her role as comedy writer Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show that brought her fame
  • When her husband, trumpeter Bobby Guy, died in 1964, she wore black for a year
  • Was well-known and loved as a regular on Hollywood Squares
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2001


  • 1966Emmy-Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Comedy: nominated
  • 1964Emmy-Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actress: nominated
  • 1963Emmy-Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actress: nominated


  • Georgiana Marie Guy -- Daughter
  • Frank Mazetta -- Father
  • Bobby Guy -- Husband (deceased)
  • Stella Gluszcak -- Mother