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Rosemary Clooney May 23, — June 29, was an American singer and actress. She also had success as a jazz vocalist. Clooney's career languished in the s, partly due to problems related to depression and drug addiction, but revived inwhen her White Christmas co-star Bing Crosby asked her to appear with him at a show marking his 50th anniversary in show business.
She continued recording until her death in She was one of five children. She was raised Catholic. When Clooney was 15, her mother and brother Nick moved to California. She and her sister Betty remained with their father. Rosemary and Betty became entertainers, whereas Nick became a newsman and television broadcaster some of her children, including Miguel Ferrer and Rafael Ferrerand her nephew, George Clooneyalso became respected actors and entertainers.
Her sister Betty sang in a duo with Rosemary for much of the latter's early career. Clooney's first recordings, in Maywere for Columbia Records. She sang with Tony Pastor 's big band. Clooney continued working with the Pastor band untilmaking her last recording with the band Prides Paranoia (Ewans Sticking Plaster Remix) - Ewan Pearson - Piece Work May of that year and her first as a solo artist a month later, still for Columbia.
It was her first of many singles to hit the charts—despite the fact that Clooney hated the song passionately. She had been told by Columbia Records to record the song, and that she would be in violation of her contract if she did not do so. Clooney also did several guest appearances on the Arthur Godfrey radio show, when it was sponsored by Lipton Tea.
They did duets as he played his ukuleleand other times she would sing one of her latest hits. She starred, inIk Maak Muziek - Various - 25 Jaar Veghelse Muziek-School a half-hour syndicated television musical- variety show The Rosemary Clooney Show. In later years, Clooney often appeared with Bing Crosby on television, such as in the special The Edsel Showand the two friends made a concert tour of Ireland together.
InClooney and Crosby co-starred in a minute CBS radio program aired before the midday news each weekday. Inshe went to Reprise Recordsand in to Dot Records. Upon her recovery from a nervous breakdown inClooney signed with United Artists Records in for two albums. Beginning inshe recorded an album a year for the Concord Jazz record label,  which continued until her death.
This was in contrast to most of her generation of singers, who had long since stopped recording regularly by then. In the late s and early s, Clooney did television commercials for Coronet brand paper towels, during which she sang a memorable jingle that goes, "Extra value is what you get, when you buy Coro-net. She received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in Clooney first married Ferrer on June 1,in Durant, Oklahoma. Clooney and Ferrer divorced for the first time in Clooney remarried Ferrer on November 22,in Los Angeles.
However, the marriage again crumbled while Ferrer was carrying on an affair with the woman who would become his last wife, Stella Magee. The couple divorced again after she found out about the affair, this time in Inher relationship with a drummer ended after two years. At this time, following a tour, she became increasingly dependent on Float - Love Battery - Far Gone. She joined the presidential campaign of close friend Robert F.
Kennedyand heard the shots when he was assassinated on June 5, She remained in psychoanalytic therapy Little Drummer Boy - Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney - White Christmas (8-Track Cartridge) eight years afterwards. Her sister Betty died suddenly of a brain aneurysm in She subsequently started a foundation in Little Drummer Boy - Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney - White Christmas (8-Track Cartridge) of and named for her sister. During this time, she wrote her first autobiography, This for Remembrance: the Autobiography of Rosemary Clooney, an Irish-American Singer Words - MarkOh* - More Than Words, written in collaboration with Raymond Strait and published by Playboy Press in Her good friend Bing Crosby wrote the introduction.
InRosemary Lobachevsky - Tom Lehrer - An Evening With Tom Lehrer her brother Nick co-chaired the Betty Clooney Foundation for the Brain-Injuredaddressing the needs of survivors of cognitive disabilities caused by strokestumorsand brain damage from trauma or age.
Inshe married her longtime friend and a former dancer, Dante DiPaolo at St. Patrick's Church in Maysville, Kentucky. InClooney published her second autobiography, Girl Singer: An Autobiographydescribing her battles with addiction to prescription drugs for depressionand how she lost and then regained a fortune. A longtime smoker, Clooney was diagnosed with lung cancer at the end of Despite surgeryshe died six months later on June 29,at her Beverly Hills home.
Her nephew, George Clooneywas a pallbearer at her funeral, which was attended by numerous stars, including Al Pacino. She is buried at Saint Patrick's Cemetery, Maysville. It was sold to a developer after her death in and has since been demolished.
Inshe purchased a second home on Riverside Drive in Augusta, Kentuckynear Maysville, her childhood hometown. Today, the Augusta house offers viewing of collections of her personal items and memorabilia from many of her films and singing performances.
The album was an instant success, being certified gold by RIAA. One of the songbook selections, " This Ole House ", became Midler's first Christian radio single shipped by A Bit Old-Fashioned - Babyface - For The Cool In You Hendrix and his positive music movement.
The album was nominated for a Grammy the following year. InLittle Drummer Boy - Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney - White Christmas (8-Track Cartridge) album Reflections of Rosemary by Debby Boone was released.
Boone, who was Clooney's daughter-in-law, intended the album to be a musical portrait of Clooney, or as Boone put it: "I wanted to select songs that would give an insight into Rosemary from a family perspective". In Septembera mural honoring moments from her life was painted in downtown Maysville.
The mural highlights her lifelong friendship with Blanche Chambers the premiere of The Stars are Singing and her singing career. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American singer and actress. Maysville, KentuckyU. Beverly Hills, CaliforniaU. Dante DiPaolo m. Traditional pop vocal jazz. Betty Clooney Bing Crosby. Main article: Rosemary Clooney discography. Biography portal. The New York Times. Retrieved December 31, Vintage Music.
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