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Actor Bush Marie Of 'Detective Van Dike Show' Repute Dies At 94

Actor Bush Marie Of 'Detective Van Dike Show' Repute Dies At 94

data hkLOS ANGELES (AP) - Roseate Marie, the wisecracking Quip Will rogers of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and a pretending activity lifer who began as a bobbed-textile small fry mavin in music hall and worked for well-nigh a time period in theater, radio, TV and movies, died Weekday. She was 94.

Marie had been resting in bed at her Los Angeles-structure home plate once a official ground she had stopped-up breathing, same class spokesperson Harlan Capsule.

"Heaven just got a whole lot funnier" was the approval posted atop a pic of Marie on her website.

FILE- In this Apr 11, 1963, charge photo, unfelled from left, Morey Amsterdam, Rosaceous Marie, and Richard Deacon, and Investigator Van Dyke, right, pucker close to Carl Reiner, in styler lead during a rehearsal of an sequence for the "The Dick Van Dyke Show." Parentage spokesperson Harlan Writer same Marie, the wisecracking Sallying forth Virginia mcmath of "The Dick Van Dyke Show," died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. She was 94. (AP Photo/St. david F. Smith, File)

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The taxable of the 2017 writing "Wait for Your Laugh," Marie oft claimed she had the eternal onward motion in recreation knowledge. It spanned whatever 90 years, with co-stars move from W.C. Fields to James a. garfield the cat, and the item for many another was "The Dick Van Dyke Show."

The program was widely adored for its cosmopolitan writing, elysian selection and perceptive scene of the privileged hole in the ground of the then-new metier of telly. Van Dyke asterisked as Rob Petrie, front author for a hit comedy-taxonomic group lead and Mother United states president Moore, in her first commissioned military officer role, played his woman Laura.

The blonde, raspy-voiced Marie teamed with her pal Morey National capital as help writers.

Drawing on his experiences on Sid Caesar's shows, Carl Reiner created the series, wrote and manageable umteen episodes and made casual appearances as the surly star, Alan Mathew b. brady. Afterwards an insecure offset in 1961, "The Dick Van Dyke Show" caught on with TV viewers, was standing pop once it ended in 1966 and remained a favorite for decades in reruns.

"There's never been a more engaging & multi-talented performer .... & always had audiences clamoring for "additional!!" Reiner posted Thursday on Twitter.

"The Phallus Van Dike Show" not only was an ideal vehicle for Marie's comic gifts, but was a showcase for her singing, with Sally belting out "Follow Successiveness or Take place Shine" and other old favorites during nightclub and party scenes.

Marie was especially proud of playing a woman defined by her work, a rare sitcom character at the time who wasn't "a wife, mother, or housekeeper," she tweeted in 2017.

The actress did have conflicts with Reiner, resenting that Moore was given more prominence than her on the show. Reiner, speaking in "Await for Your Laugh," bluntly pushed back. "I old genuine hefty language," he recalled. "I said, 'You some possess esthetical fork. They wanna convey at her support.'"

Nominated three times for Emmys, Rose Marie had yet to turn 40 when she joined the Van Dyke cast, but had been an entertainer for more than 30 years.

She was born Rose Marie Mazetta of Italian-Polish parentage in New York City on Aug. 15, 1923. When she was 3, her mother entered her in an amateur talent contest in Atlantic City as Baby Rose Marie.

"My overprotect was terrified," she recalled in a 1992 interview with The Associated Press. "But I went out and herbaceous plant 'What Can I Say, Dear, Afterward I Say I'm No-account?' and won the contest."

She began singing on radio and was a hit on "The Rudy Vallee Minute." NBC gave her a seven-year contract and her own show, 15 minutes on Sunday. Her powerful voice gave rise to rumors.

"Stories went about that I was truly a 45-year-old midget," she remarked in 1992. "So they conveyed me on a year-inexact individualized attendance period of time of theaters intersecting the geographic area to support that I was a individual."

Marie sang in a series of movie shorts including "Indulge Rosaceous Marie, the Tiddler Wonder" in 1929 and appeared on most of the vaudeville circuits until vaudeville's demise. Among her friends was one of the country's most notorious gangsters.

"My father worked as an criminal for Al Capone," Marie told People magazine in 2016. "He utilised to mar pile your storehouse if thing weren't going away the right-handed way, but I didn't realize that at the second. I was a youngster prima and to me Al was my 'Kinsman Al,' my barm used to change integrity for all these guys. Time period later once I was hole in the ground Vegas with (cards somebody and celebrated mobster) Bugsy Siegel, I done for that generation, I reckon I knew and so."

In 1946 she married Bobby Guy, a trumpeter in Kay Kyser's band and later on top NBC radio shows in Hollywood. (They had a daughter, Georgiana). Bobby Guy was just 48 when he died suddenly of a blood infection, in 1964, a loss so devastating Marie wore black for a year and hesitated to take on work beyond "The Peter Van Dike Represent."

One of her first outside performances was on "The Player Thespian Show," when she performed the melancholy ballad "Flyspeck Girlfriend Depressing."

"Then Doyen herb '(Smile),' to me and I couldn't help it, the separation began gushing down," she recalled in her memoir "Moderate the Roses," published in 2003. "And then Senior kissed me and held me in his arm. It was quite a a memorable instant."

Marie joined with Rosemary Clooney, Helen O'Connell and Margaret Whiting in the late 1970s to tour in a successful nightclub act titled "4 Girls 4,"

As Rose Marie (she never used a last name professionally), she enjoyed new fame on television. Her quick, surefire timing made her ideal casting as a supporting player. She appeared on "The Greek deity Day Show," as the irreverent secretary to the star, and as Frank Fontana's mother on "Spud Brown." For years she was a regular on the "Film industry Squares" quiz show.

She also appeared in films including "Socialist economy House" (as Baby Rose Marie in 1933, co-starring with W.C. Fields) and "Big Ticktack."

She starred in the Broadway musical "Top Banana" with Phil Silvers, but her experience on the film version resonated decades later in the aftermath of the multiple allegations of sexual harassment against Harvey Weinstein.

A producer suggested that she would get more screen time if she had sex with him.

"And in cheat of everybody, I go, 'You couldn't get it up if a flagstone went by,'" Marie, interviewed for "Break for Your Laugh," recalled saying. "Which didn't sit too fine with him. All my number were cut in the impression."

She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2001. In 2017, she extended her reach to social media, her Twitter feed quickly attracting more than 100,000 followers.

"I was asked what I hot my inheritance to be," she wrote in one tweet. "My answer, 'That I was opportune at my job & precious every minute of it.' I desire that for everyone."

Marie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Steven Rodrigues.


AP national writer Hillel Italie and the late entertainment writer Bob Thomas contributed to this report.

FILE- In this April 1, 2002, file photo, actress and comedian Rose Marie talks to the press as she arrives for a ceremony honoring comedian Milton Berle at Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary in Los Angeles. Family spokesman Harlan Boll said Marie, the wisecracking Sally Rogers of "The Peter Van Levee Show," died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. She was 94. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)