Beginning her career as a child, she quickly rose to fame in the 1920s as Baby Rose Marie — with the above Vitaphone short making her an instant star. It was her first taste of fame but it wouldn’t be her last. During her nine-decade career — an astonishing feat — she worked in radio, television, theater and films. It was her aforementioned role on Dick Van Dyke‘s long-running sitcom that she will be best remembered for, but Marie charmed in every role she ever took on. Here she his discussing her most iconic character:
In recent months, Marie once again made a splash, this time on social media where her Twitter account was a much welcome daily source of Hollywood memories. (After all, as her account claims she had “the longest career in showbiz history). She even candidly discussed how sexual harassment impacted her own career in response to 2017’s #metoo movement.
She entertained us up until the very end, with a documentary about her incredible life and career on the way. Marie even tweeted mere hours before her passing. As sad as it is that she is gone, there is solace to be found in the fact that she had a long and vibrant life.