Rose Marie

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Rose Marie in 2010

Rose Marie Mazetta (15 August 1923) was an American voice, movie and stage actress and comedian.

Early Life and Career[change | change source]

Marie was born on August 15, 1923 in New York. At age 3, she started performing under the name "Baby Rose Marie." At age 5, she became a radio star on NBC and made a series of movies.

She was a nightclub and lounge performer in her teenage years before becoming a radio comedian. She was billed then as "The Darling of the Airwaves." According to her autobiography called Hold the Roses,[1] Marie was assisted in her career by many members of organized crime, including Al Capone and Bugsy Siegel. She performed at the opening night of the Flamingo Hotel which was built by Siegel.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hold the Roses, ISBN 0-8131-2264-3
  2. Meyer Lansky: Mogul of the Mob, ISBN 0-7092-0151-6

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