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Rosemary Clooney Biography

Birth Place:
Maysville, Kentucky, United States
Profession
Singer, actor

Fast Facts

  • Began singing at the age of 3 and performed with her two-year-old sister at her grandfather's political rallies in Maysville, Ky
  • Moved to Cincinnati to live with her maternal grandparents at the age of 13
  • Rose to fame with the 1951 hit "Come On-a My House," which she disliked, but was told she would be fired if she didn't record
  • Made her film debut in 1953 musical The Stars are Singing
  • A friend of Robert F
  • Kennedy, she was at the Ambassador Hotel when the senator was assassinated in 1968
  • Was nominated for an Emmy in 1994 for appearing on ER, which starred nephew George Clooney, as an Alzheimer's patient
  • Son Gabriel is married to singer Debby Boone

Relationships