Tuesday, May 21, 2024

TV Legend Rose Marie Dies at 94 After A Boffo Final Year with New Fame, Twitter and Documentary


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!!”

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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