Rose Marie

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The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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In her two-and-a-half hour Archive interview, Rose Marie (1923-2017) talks about her career which began at the age of three when she was "Baby Rose Marie." She describes her years as a child star and her transition to an adult actress. She talks about her early television appearances on Milton Berle's Texaco Star Theatre, The Colgate Comedy Hour, and her work as a regular on My Sister Eileen (1960-61), in the role of "Bertha Bronsky." She describes her most memorable and enduring work for television on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-66), in which she played the role of writer "Sally Rogers." Rose Marie also details her appearance as a regular panelist on The Hollywood Squares (1966-82) and as a regular character on The Doris Day Show, in which she appeared from 1969-71. She also talks about her more recent appearances as a regular in the series Scorch (1992) and Hardball (1994) and guest spots on such series as Murphy Brown, Wings, and Caroline in the City (in which she appeared with long-time friend and Dick Van Dyke Show co-star Morey Amsterdam). Karen Herman conducted the interview on September 22, 1999.

"How would I like to be remembered? As a good performer.  A professional performer who had a great sense of humor."

Highlights
Rose Marie on her distinctive voice which led to winning a talent contest at age three
02:55
Rose Marie on getting cast on The Dick Van Dyke Show  and suggesting Morey Amsterdam for the role of "Buddy"
03:47
Rose Marie on her Dick Van Dyke Show character "Sally Rogers"
01:35
Rose Marie on her trademark hair bow
00:29
Rose Marie on how she'd like to be remembered
00:14
Full Interview

Chapter 1

On her early years growing up in New York; On her distinctive voice which led to winning a talent contest at age three
05:02
On her career in radio and movies as "Baby Rose Marie"; on being a child star
12:03
On first learning about television; on meeting her husband; on her early radio and television work

Chapter 2

On her childhood and playing the Vaudeville circuit; on starting in television
10:40
On her first television parts including Gunsmoke, The Bob Cummings Show, and My Sister Eileen
14:21
On getting cast on The Dick Van Dyke Show  and suggesting Morey Amsterdam for the role of "Buddy"
03:48

Chapter 3

On playing "Sally Rogers" on The Dick Van Dyke Show and working with the cast and crew; on the chemistry of everyone on the show; on production
23:05
On some of the memorable episodes of her character on The Dick Van Dyke Show
05:09

Chapter 4

On the legacy of The Dick Van Dyke Show; learning of JFK's assassination during a rehearsal; being nominated for three Emmys; on losing her husband during the run of The Dick Van Dyke Show; on her final thoughts on "Sally Rogers"
16:05
On her long tenure on Hollywood Squares and working with the other celebrity guests
08:32
On co-starring on The Doris Day Show
03:28

Chapter 5

On working on The Doris Day Show
02:04
On going on tour with "Four Girls Four"
03:58
On guest-starring on series in the 1980s, including Murphy Brown
00:53
On comedy; on her advice to child actors; on how she'd like to be remembered
05:02
On some of the people she's worked with over the years
05:53
B-roll photos from her career
Shows

Bob Cummings Show, The aka Love That Bob

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Rose Marie on the many series she appeared on early in her television career
02:40

Dick Van Dyke Show, The

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Rose Marie on being cast as "Sally Rogers" on The Dick Van Dyke Show
03:47
Rose Marie on co-starring in The Dick Van Dyke Show
27:27
Rose Marie on The Dick Van Dyke Show and her final thoughts on the character of "Sally Rogers"
16:03

Doris Day Show, The

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Rose Marie on co-starring on The Doris Day Show
03:28

Gunsmoke

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Rose Marie on her first dramatic role, playing a 60-year-old woman on Gunsmoke in the episode "Twelfth Night" (airdate: December, 1957)
02:14

Hollywood Squares, The

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Rose Marie on her long tenure as a panelist on The Hollywood Squares
08:32

M Squad

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Rose Marie on the many series she appeared on early in her television career
00:16

My Sister Eileen

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Rose Marie on co-starring on My Sister Eileen
02:24
Topics

Characters & Catchphrases

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Rose Marie on her Dick Van Dyke Show character "Sally Rogers"
01:35

JFK Assassination and Funeral

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Rose Marie on learning of JFK's assassination during a rehearsal of The Dick Van Dyke Show
02:11

Pop Culture

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Rose Marie on her Dick Van Dyke Show character "Sally Rogers"
01:35

Women

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Rose Marie on her Dick Van Dyke Show character "Sally Rogers"
01:35
Professions

Comedian

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Rose Marie on comedy
01:40
Genres

Comedy Series

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Rose Marie on being cast as "Sally Rogers" on The Dick Van Dyke Show
03:47
Rose Marie on co-starring in The Dick Van Dyke Show
27:27

Game Shows

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Rose Marie on her long tenure as a panelist on The Hollywood Squares
08:32
People

Morey Amsterdam

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Rose Marie on being cast as "Sally Rogers" on The Dick Van Dyke Show
03:47
Rose Marie on the production of The Dick Van Dyke Show
17:23

Candice Bergen

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Rose Marie on guest-starring on series in the 1980s, including Murphy Brown
00:34

Milton Berle

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Rose Marie on her friendship with Milton Berle
01:52

Dick Van Dyke

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Rose Marie on the production of The Dick Van Dyke Show
00:41

Sheldon Leonard

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Rose Marie on being cast as "Sally Rogers" on The Dick Van Dyke Show
03:47
Rose Marie on the production of The Dick Van Dyke Show
12:36

Lee Marvin

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Rose Marie on the many series she appeared on early in her television career
00:16

Mary Tyler Moore

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Rose Marie on the production of The Dick Van Dyke Show
00:26

Carl Reiner

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Rose Marie on being cast as "Sally Rogers" on The Dick Van Dyke Show
03:47
Rose Marie on the production of The Dick Van Dyke Show
17:23

John Rich

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Rose Marie on the production of The Dick Van Dyke Show
17:23

Dinah Shore

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Rose Marie on co-starring on The Doris Day Show
03:28

Elaine Stritch

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Rose Marie on co-starring on My Sister Eileen
02:24

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