"How would I like to be remembered? As a good performer. A professional performer who had a great sense of humor."
About This Interview
In her two-and-a-half hour Archive interview, performer Rose Marie talks about her career which began at the age of three when she was "Baby Rose Marie." She describes her years as a child star and her transition to an adult actress. She talks about her early television appearances on Milton Berle's Texaco Star Theatre, The Colgate Comedy Hour, and her work as a regular on My Sister Eileen (1960-61), in the role of "Bertha Bronsky." She describes her most memorable and enduring work for television on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-66), in which she played the role of writer "Sally Rogers." Rose Marie also details her appearance as a regular panelist on The Hollywood Squares (1966-82) and as a regular character on The Doris Day Show, in which she appeared from 1969-71. She also talks about her more recent appearances as a regular in the series Scorch (1992) and Hardball (1994) and guest spots on such series as Murphy Brown, Wings, and Caroline in the City (in which she appeared with long-time friend and Dick Van Dyke Show co-star Morey Amsterdam). Karen Herman conducted the interview on September 22, 1999.