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Rosemary Clooney

Rosemary Clooney’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $250,000
Industry: Singers
Residence: Maysville
Country: United States
BirthDay: 23 May 1928
Sigh: Gemini
Died On: June 29, 2002

Rosemary Clooney was bornon 23 May 1928 in Maysville, American, is Singer. Rosemary Clooney was a popular American actor and cabaret singer in the fifties and had the No.1 hit ‘Come on-My House’ to her credit. The famous Hollywood actor George Clooney is her nephew. The singer started her singing career with Betty Clooney, her sister as a duo in bands and on radio before she decided to go solo. She had several other hit numbers to her credit such as ‘This Ole House’, ‘Hey There’, ‘Half as Much’, ‘Tenderly’, “Mambo Italiano’ and ‘Botch-a-Me’ to name a few. Though she was a successful as a Jazz vocalist her career was doomed in the Sixties due to problems like her drug addiction and severe depression. But during the seventies, when Bing Crossby, one of her former co-stars, asked her to perform with him at a show that marked his fiftieth anniversary in the show business, her career got the much needed boost. When Betty, Rosemary’s sister died at the age of 45 due to a brain aneurysm, she organized a memorial for her departed sister in association with the Betty Clooney Center at Long Beach in California for all those young adults who are brain-injured. She performed there every year so that she could raise funds for the foundation. Read on to know more about her life and works


On 29th June, 2002, Clooney died at the age of 74, after she suffered from several complications due to lung cancer, at Beverly Hills in California


In 1997, when Rosemary got married to her second husband Dante Di Paolo, George Clooney, one of the famous Hollywood actors and her nephew did not attend it as he did not want to shift the spotlight from her aunt on the latter’s special day


In 1996, she married her longtime friend Dante Di Paolo, a dancer, whom she had worked with in two of her films and remained married to him till her death


Though their first marriage culminated in a divorce the couple remarried in the year 1964


Rosemary made her appearances in some feature films too around this time such as ‘White Christmas’ in 1954 and ‘The Stars Are Singing’ with Bing Crosby


Clooney fist married him on 1st June, 1953 and the couple had five children from their marriage


In the initial years, Rosemary’s career advanced slowly but in the beginning of 1951 she recorded her first hit song “Beautiful Brown Eyes’ that eventually sold around 400,000 copies


In 1949, the budding singer went to New York to start her solo career after Betty retired from singing


The two sisters joined big band orchestra of Tony Pastor in the year 1946 and toured with the band for some years


Rosemary Clooney was born in Maysville, Kentucky on 23rd May, 1928 to Andrew Joseph Clooney and Marie Frances

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