One of the original Queens of Hollywood, Rose Marie, has passed away at the age of 94. The famous Broadway star was a legend in the television world, with a lifelong career that eclipsed many other male actors of her era in a time when it was hard enough for women to even enter the industry.
In a professional career that spanned nine decades, her entry to fame came at age four, when she began recording songs for a sound short titled Baby Rose Marie the Child Wonder.
From there, she started working with various orchestras and jazz ensembles, skyrocketing in her youth to the charts. In fact, she was the last surviving singer to have a hit from before the Second World War, before her death.
RIP Rose Marie, one of the original (and terrific) wisecracking women in comedy. TV would never have been the same without her.— Larry King (@kingsthings) December 29, 2017
Like any other celebrity from that era, she would have some help from some questionable sources.