Rosemary Clooney

Singer + Actress
Born May 23, 1928

Rosemary Clooney was an American singer and actress.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Rosemary Clooney.


1928 Birth Born on May 23, 1928.


1945 17 Years Old In 1945, the Clooney sisters won a spot on Cincinnati, Ohio's radio station WLW as singers. … Read More
1946 18 Years Old Clooney's first recordings, in May 1946, were for Columbia Records. … Read More


1949 - 1953 4 More Events
1954 26 Years Old In 1954, she starred, along with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Vera-Ellen, in the movie White Christmas.
1956 28 Years Old She starred, in 1956, in a half-hour syndicated television musical-variety show The Rosemary Clooney Show. … Read More
1957 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In later years, Clooney would often appear with Bing Crosby on television, such as in the 1957 special The Edsel Show, and the two friends made a concert tour of Ireland together.


1958 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Clooney left Columbia Records in 1958, doing a number of recordings for MGM Records and then some for Coral Records.
1961 33 Years Old They divorced for the first time in 1961.
1964 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1964, she went to Reprise Records, and in 1965 to Dot Records.
1967 39 Years Old Ms Clooney found out about the affair, and she and Ferrer divorced for the last time in 1967.


Upon her recovery from a nervous breakdown in 1968, Clooney signed with United Artists Records in 1976 for two albums.
1977 49 Years Old Beginning in 1977, she recorded an album a year for the Concord Jazz record label, which continued until her death. … Read More


1986 58 Years Old Clooney sang a duet with Wild Man Fischer on "It's a Hard Business" in 1986, and in 1994 she sang a duet of Green Eyes with Barry Manilow in his 1994 album, Singin' with the Big Bands.


1995 67 Years Old In 1995, Clooney guest-starred in the NBC television medical drama ER (starring her nephew, George Clooney); for her performance, she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
1996 68 Years Old On January 27, 1996, Clooney appeared on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion radio program. … Read More
1997 69 Years Old In 1997, she married her longtime friend, a former dancer, Dante DiPaolo at St. Patrick's Church in Maysville, Kentucky. … Read More
1998 70 Years Old Clooney was also awarded Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998.
1999 71 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999, she founded the Rosemary Clooney Music Festival, held annually in Maysville, her hometown. … Read More
2001 73 Years Old 1 More Event
A long-time smoker, Clooney was diagnosed with lung cancer at the end of 2001. … Read More
She received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. … Read More
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