Rosemanry was of German and Irish ancestry.
Rosemary's last performance was on December 15, 2001 at the Count Basie Theatre in Redbank, New Jersey.
Her sister, Betty died in 1976 of a brain aneurysm.
Her drug addiction triggered a public mental breakdown. At a Reno engagement she cursed at her audience and stalked off the stage. She announced her retirement and was committed to a psych unit.
Rosemary and Ferrer divorced in 1961, reconciled for a few years, then divorced again in 1967.
Rosemary and Ferrer had 5 children together throughout their marriage.
Rosemary developed an addiction to tranquilizers and sleeping pills as a result of her life always being displayed in the tabloids.
Rosemary created headlines when she eloped with her lover, Oscar-winning actor Jose Ferrer, 16 years her senior during the Summer of 1953.
She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award on February 28, 2002.
Rosemary received an Emmy nomination for guest starring on ER as "Madame X".
Rosemary's last recording with Concord Records, Sentimental Journey got her a Grammy Nomination, unfortunately she didn't win.
She starred alongside Bing Crosby in White Christmas.
The year proceeding her death, Rosemary was busy touring in England, Dublin, Honolulu, New York City, and many other cities.
She recorded 25 albums for Concord Jazz.
Rosemary's height was 5'6" (1.68 m).
She had five children with her first husband José Ferrer. Their first son, Miguel, was born in 1955. He was followed by Maria in 1956, Gabriel in 1957, Monsita in 1958 and Rafael in 1960.
Rosemary is the mother in-law of famous singer, Debby Boone.
Rosemary was the winner of a MAC Award.
Rosemary suffered from Bipolar Disorder, and was in therapy for several years.
Rosemary's measurements in 1953 were 37C-24-34 according to "Celebrity Sleuth"
Rosemary is buried at St. Patrick's Cemetery near her mother and grandmother in Maysville, Ky.
Rosemary is the mother of actor Rafael Ferrer.
Rosemary is the mother of actor Miguel Ferrer.
Rosemary is the aunt of the actor George Clooney.
Rosemary: I just would like to keep singing. As soon as I'm not singing well, I hope that I know it, so that I can get off the stage and leave what I have done. I hope I'll know, and if I don't, I hope somebody tells me.
Frank Sinatra (commenting about Rosemary): Rosemary Clooney has that great talent which exudes warmth and feeling in every song she sings. She's a symbol of good modern American music.
Rosemary: I think acting is the most thankless profession in the world.
Rosemary: In the final analysis, it's true that fame is unimportant. No matter how great a man is, the size of his funeral usually depends on the weather.
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