Rose Marie, best known for her role as Sally Rogers on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” who had a nine-decade career in show business, died Thursday in Van Nuys, Calif. She was 94. Publicist Harlan Boll confirmed her death.
Rose Marie was Emmy nominated three times for her work on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” in which she played part of the writing team, led by Van Dyke’s Rob Petrie, for the fictional “Alan Brady Show.” The actress began a five-season stint as Sally Rogers in 1960.
Shortly after winning a talent contest at the age of 3, Rose Marie Mazzetta was on her way to becoming a child star. She began her professional career as Baby Rose Marie and performed under that name until she was a teenager.
After The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mazzetta appeared frequently on the original version of Hollywood Squares which aired from 1966 to 1980. Rose Marie’s memoir called Hold the Roses was published in 2003.
Her black hair bow became a signature look on The Dick Van Dyke Show, and when making public appearances, she always wore it. Mazzatta was so recognized for that look that the bow ended up at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in 2008.
— Rose Marie-Official (@RoseMarie4Real) December 29, 2017
I was so sad to learn of the passing of Rosemarie. There’s never been a more engaging & multi-talented performer. In a span of 90 years, since she was four, dear Rosie performed on radio, in vaudeville, night clubs, films, TV, & Vegas & always had audiences clamoring for “more!!”
— carl reiner (@carlreiner) December 29, 2017
Thanks for the all the laughs @RoseMarie4Real! So glad you could take your final bow while enjoying ANOTHER career high w/#WaitForYourLaugh & a new generation of fans who loved you. Your timing always was… perfection. #RIPRosie ❤️- mh https://t.co/OBcWdwvmk5
— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) December 29, 2017