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Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American singer and actress. She came to prominence in the early 1950s with the song "Come On-a My House", which was followed by other pop numbers such as "Botch-a-Me", "Mambo Italiano", "Tenderly", "Half as Much", "Hey There", and "This Ole House". She also had success as a jazz vocalist. Clooney's career languished in the 1960s, partly due to problems related to depression and drug addiction, but revived in 1977, when her White Christmas co-star Bing Crosby asked her to appear with him at a show marking his 50th anniversary in show business. She continued recording until her death in 2002. Early life Rosemary Clooney was born in Maysville, Kentucky, the daughter of Marie Frances (née Guilfoyle) and Andrew Joseph Clooney. She was one of five children. Her father was of Irish and German descent, and her mother was of English and Irish ancestry. She was raised Catholic. When Clooney was 15, her mother and brother Nick moved to California. Her sister Betty and she remained with their father. The family resided in the John Brett Richeson House in the late 1940s. Rosemary and Betty became entertainers, whereas Nick became a newsman and television broadcaster (some of her children, including Miguel Ferrer and Rafael Ferrer, and her nephew, George Clooney, also became respected actors and entertainers). In 1945, the Clooney sisters won a spot on Cincinnati's radio station WLW as singers. Her sister Betty sang in a duo with Rosemary for much of the latter's early career. Career Clooney's first recordings, in May 1946, were for Columbia Records. She sang with Tony Pastor's big band. Clooney continued working with the Pastor band until 1949, making her last recording with the band in May of that year and her first as a solo artist a month later, still for Columbia. In 1950–51, she was a regular on the radio and television versions of Songs For Sale on CBS. In 1951, her record of "Come On-a My House", produced by Mitch Miller, became a hit. It was her first of many singles to hit the charts—despite the fact that Clooney hated the song passionately. She had been told by Columbia Records to record the song, and that she would be in violation of her contract if she did not do so. Clooney recorded several duets with Marlene Dietrich and appeared in the early 1950s on Faye Emerson's Wonderful Town series on CBS. Clooney also did several guest appearances on the Arthur Godfrey radio show, when it was sponsored by Lipton Tea. They did duets as he played his ukulele, and other times, she would sing one of her latest hits. In 1954, she starred, along with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Vera-Ellen, in the movie White Christmas. She starred, in 1956, in a half-hour syndicated television musical-variety show, The Rosemary Clooney Show, which featured The Hi-Lo's singing group and Nelson Riddle's orchestra. The following year, the show moved to NBC prime time as The Lux Show Starring Rosemary Clooney, but lasted only one season. The new show featured the singing group The Modernaires and Frank DeVol's orchestra. In later years, Clooney often appeared 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. On November 21, 1957, she appeared on NBC's The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford, a frequent entry in the "Top 20" and featuring a musical group called "The Top Twenty". In 1960, Clooney and Crosby co-starred in a 20-minute CBS radio program that aired before the midday news each weekday. Clooney left Columbia Records in 1958, doing a number of recordings for MGM Records and then some for Coral Records. Finally, toward the end of 1958, she signed with RCA Victor, where she recorded until 1963. In 1964, she was signed to Reprise Records, and in 1965 to Dot Records. In 1976, Clooney signed with United Artists Records for two albums. Beginning in 1977, she recorded an album every year for the Concord Jazz record label, a schedule which continued until her death. This was in contrast to most of her generation of singers, who had long since stopped recording regularly by then. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Clooney did television commercials for Coronet brand paper towels, during which she sang a memorable jingle that went, "Extra value is what you get, when you buy Coro-net." 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. 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. On January 27, 1996, Clooney appeared on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion radio program. She sang "When October Goes"—lyrics by Johnny Mercer and music by Barry Manilow (after Mercer's death)—from Manilow's 1984 album 2:00 AM Paradise Cafe, and discussed the excellence of Manilow the musician.Clooney was also awarded Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998. In 1999, she founded the Rosemary Clooney Music Festival, held annually in Maysville, her hometown. She performed at the festival every year until her death. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the Russell Theater in Maysville, where Clooney's first film, The Stars Are Singing, premiered in 1953. She received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. Personal life Clooney was married twice to Puerto Rican movie star José Ferrer, 16 years her senior. Clooney first married Ferrer on June 1, 1953, in Durant, Oklahoma. They moved to Santa Monica, California, in 1954, and then to Los Angeles in 1958. Together, the couple had five children: Miguel, Maria, Gabriel, Monsita, and Rafael. Clooney and Ferrer divorced for the first time in 1961. Clooney remarried Ferrer on November 22, 1964, in Los Angeles. However, the marriage again crumbled while Ferrer was carrying on an affair with the woman who would become his last wife, Stella Magee. The couple divorced again after she found out about the affair, this time in 1967. In 1968, her relationship with a drummer ended after two years. At this time, following a tour, she became increasingly dependent on tranquilizers and sleeping pills. She joined the presidential campaign of close friend Robert F. Kennedy, and heard the shots when he was assassinated on June 5, 1968. A month later, she had a nervous breakdown onstage in Reno, Nevada where she began shouting insults to her audience. She was hospitalized and remained in psychoanalytic therapy for eight years.Her sister Betty died suddenly of a brain aneurysm in 1976. She subsequently started a foundation in memory of and named for her sister. During this time, she also wrote her first autobiography, This for Remembrance: the Autobiography of Rosemary Clooney, an Irish-American Sin.... Discover the Tessa Layne popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Tessa Layne books.

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Brian Andrews & Jeffrey WilsonDecember 7, 2021$14.99

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Rebecca ZanettiDecember 7, 2021$9.99

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John GrishamOctober 19, 2021$14.99

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James PattersonNovember 22, 2021$14.99

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Bernard CornwellDecember 7, 2021$14.99

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David BaldacciNovember 16, 2021$14.99

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Michael ConnellyNovember 9, 2021$14.99

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Lisa HardingDecember 7, 2021$13.99

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Colleen HooverOctober 5, 2021$7.99

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Ted BellDecember 7, 2021$14.99

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Brené BrownNovember 30, 2021$14.99

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Lee Child & Andrew ChildOctober 26, 2021$14.99

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Kathleen BrooksDecember 7, 2021$2.99

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Jodi PicoultNovember 30, 2021$14.99

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Amor TowlesOctober 5, 2021$14.99

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Ernest HemingwayJuly 25, 2002$1.99

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Diana GabaldonNovember 23, 2021$15.99

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Blanka LipińskaDecember 7, 2021$11.99

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Nora RobertsNovember 23, 2021$14.99

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Chelle BlissJune 2, 2020$0.99

Lily Gallo prided herself on her pristine reputation.  A dedicated bookworm. An awkward goody-two-shoes. Lover of fiction more than reality. Jett Michaels had always had a broken moral ...

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Benedict JackaDecember 7, 2021$8.99

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Patricia CornwellNovember 30, 2021$14.99

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Ali HazelwoodSeptember 14, 2021$9.99

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Tessa BaileyOctober 19, 2021$4.99

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Amanda GormanDecember 7, 2021$14.99

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Laura DaveMay 4, 2021$13.99

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Madeline MartinApril 6, 2021$2.99

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LeAnn AshersDecember 7, 2021$3.99

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Colleen HooverAugust 2, 2016$11.99

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Liliana HartDecember 7, 2021$7.99

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Kate PearceJuly 27, 2021$0.99

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Kate CarlisleDecember 7, 2021$8.99

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Jeffery DeaverNovember 30, 2021$14.99

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Kayleigh McEnanyDecember 7, 2021$14.99

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Kathy ReichsNovember 1, 2016$1.99

A collection of pulse-pounding tales featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan—including the untold story of her first case! This ebook edition contains a special preview of Kat...

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Carrie Ann RyanDecember 7, 2021$4.99

The first time he kissed me, we kept it a secret. Tanner and I have been at each other’s throats ever since. The second time he kissed me, I told myself not to fall. I should have known so...

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Miranda DevineNovember 30, 2021$14.99

As seen on  Tucker Carlson Tonight !   The inside story of the laptop that exposed the president’s dirtiest secret. When a drug-addled Hunter Biden abandoned his waterlogged comp...

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Scarlett St. ClairNovember 30, 2021$6.99

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Kate AtkinsonOctober 15, 2007$0.99

The first book in Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brodie Mysteries series, called "The best mystery of the decade" by Stephen King, finds private investigator Jackson Brodie following three seemingl...

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M.C. BeatonJune 1, 2012$0.99

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Sue GraftonAugust 25, 2015$1.99

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Nicholas SparksSeptember 28, 2021$14.99

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Ken FollettNovember 9, 2021$15.99

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Colleen HooverAugust 5, 2014$10.99

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Cherise SinclairDecember 7, 2021$5.99

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Agatha ChristieJuly 5, 2005$2.99

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Robert F. KennedyNovember 16, 2021$2.99

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