Rose Marie, who starred on The Dick Van Dyke Show, passed away on December 28, 2017 at the age of 94.
Her official Twitter account shared the sad news with the following message:
“It is with broken hearts that we share the terribly sad news that our beloved Rose Marie passed away this afternoon.”
Born Rose Marie Mazetta in 1923, she began her career in entertainment long before joining Dick Van Dyke on the beloved sitcom. At just 3 years old, she performed as “Baby Rose Marie” and became a popular radio personality. Rose’s trademark soulful vocals astounded audiences who couldn’t believe the sounds could really come from someone so small.
According to her official website, Rose even sang for a number of presidents including Coolidge, Hoover and Roosevelt.
She continued to act in various films and musicals throughout her life before taking on her most well-remembered role as the sassy female comedy writer, Sally Rogers, on The Dick Van Dyke Show in 1961.