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Died On This Date (June 29, 2002) Rosemary Clooney / American Pop Vocalist

Posted by themusicsover on June 29, 2010

Rosemary Clooney
May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002

Rosemary Clooney was a popular jazz vocalist during the ’50s thanks in part to her hit, “Come On-a My House.”  It was during this time that Clooney was also appearing in major motion pictures including White Christmas alongside Bing Crosby, Vera Ellen, and Danny Kaye.  She also was a familiar presence on young television, making guest appearances as well as starring in her own musical variety show, The Rosemary Clooney Show.  Clooney’s career got somewhat sidetracked during the ’60s due to personal problems, but by the mid ’70s, she was back as strong as ever.  She signed with Concord Records in 1977 and released a new album virtually every year until her death in 2002.  In 1995, Clooney received an Emmy nomination for her guest starring performance alongside nephew, George Clooney on ER.    Rosemary Clooney died as a result of lung cancer at the age of 74.

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2 Responses to “Died On This Date (June 29, 2002) Rosemary Clooney / American Pop Vocalist”

  1. Bruce Whittles said

    Rosemary Clooney – I’ve loved her since the 1950’s when I first saw and heard her fabulous voice. One of the best female singers of all time…Bruce Whittles.

  2. […] with such luminaries as Linda Ronstadt, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Tom Waits, and oddly enough, Rosemary Clooney, with whom he dueted on 1986′s “It’s A Hard Business.”  In recent years he has performed […]

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