Rose Marie, star of “The Dick van Dyke Show” and “Hollywood Squares,” has died at age 94. Her family posted an announcement to Twitter tonight, ironically since Rose Marie had taken to Twitter in the last few months with gusto. She capped her life off with an extraordinary final year, starring and narrating in a documentary about her life that was embraced by everyone who saw it. She received a caricature on the wall at Sardi’s this fall, and called in from Hollywood while her buddy Peter Marshall, age 91, accepted for her. Rose Marie leaves a big family, a legion of close friends and family, and Dick van Dyke and Carl Reiner. Ironically again, she died within the same year as co-star Mary Tyler Moore.
Carl Reiner wrote on Twitter tonight: “I was so sad to learn of the passing of Rosemarie. There’s never been a more engaging & multi-talented performer. In a span of 90 years, since she was four, dear Rosie performed on radio, in vaudeville, night clubs, films, TV, & Vegas & always had audiences clamoring for “more!!”
— Rose Marie-Official (@RoseMarie4Real) December 29, 2017