A talented singer, one of her earliest hits was the crazy but cute "Come On-a My House" in 1951.
Other hit's included s "Botch-a-Me", "Tenderly", "Half as Much", "Hey There","This Ole House" and my favourite,"Mambo Italiano". the pop-star with the warm, low pitched voice sang her way into the movies, with Paramount giving her a long term contract after the success of her first movie, 'The stars are singing." Her best movie break was probably "white Christmas" with Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby. The petite 5'4" tall star looked taller on screen, and at the height of her acting career in the mid 50s she weighed only 7st 6lb. Like many of us, her weight bloomed in her later years!
|Rosemary Clooney 1954|
Rosemary was married twice to movie star José Ferrer, and they had five children together. In 1997, she married her long-time friend and former dance teacher Dante DiPaolo. And yes, she is related to actor George Clooney - she was his aunt.