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Rosemary Clooney (Rose Mary Clooney)

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Biography

Maysville, Kentucky, USA
Rosemary Clooney was born in Maysville, Kentucky, to Marie Frances (Guilfoyle) and Andrew Joseph Clooney. She was one of five children. Her father was of Irish and German descent, and her mother was of Irish and English ancestry. She grew up in Maysville, where she and her sister Betty Clooney used to sing in her grandfather's mayoral election campaigns, which he won three times. She made her singing debut on Cincinnati radio station WLW in 1941 at 13. On WLW she worked with band leader Barney Rapp, who had also worked with Doris Day and Andy Williams at the same station. Read more...

Actor

Character: Daisy Crockett

Here Come the Girls 1953

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Character: Specialty in 'The Midnight Girl'

Deep in My Heart 1954

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Character: Calaveras Kate

Red Garters 1954

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Character: Millie Denton

Hardcastle and McCormick 1983

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