Famous Actress from ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ Dies at 94

December 28, 2017Dec 28, 2017

Fans of the late Rose Marie are in mourning after the famed actress from the “The Dick Van Dyke Show” passed away Thursday at the age of 94. The star died at her home in Van Nuys, California.

“It is with broken hearts that we share the terribly sad news that our beloved Rose Marie passed away this afternoon,” her Twitter account shared.


According to Fox News, Marie had one of the longest-running careers in entertainment, experiencing success in film, TV and Broadway. She was a child star in the 1920s and 1930s and became an endearing figure to fans during her work in the 1960s sitcoms that featured Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore.

Marie first found work as a popular radio personality. She got her big break performing in such movies as “International House” and “Big Broadcast of 1935.”

Before her stardom on the “Dick Van Dyke Show” in 1961, she was a headliner at the Flamingo casino hotel in Las Vegas in 1946. After that show ended, she found work on “The Doris Day Show” before working on “Hollywood Squares,” where she served as one of its longest regulars.

Marie also starred in the Broadway musical “Top Banana.” She was nominated for three Emmys and receives a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in 2001.

When asked if she would ever retire, she said, “I’ve been in show business my whole life. Why start something new now?”

The creator of the “Dick Van Dyke Show,” Carl Reiner, used Twitter to offer his condolences to Marie and her family.

"I was so sad to learn of the passing of Rosemarie," he tweeted. "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!!"

Please pray for Rose Marie’s family during this difficult time of loss. In recent news, the United Airlines passenger who was bumped from her first class seat is speaking out against claims that she’s racist. 

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