'Dick Van Dyke' Star Rose Marie Dead at 94
Rose Marie Guy, a nine-decade entertainment veteran and star of The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Doris Day Show and Hollywood Squares, died on Dec. 28 in Van Nuys, Calif., according to a statement on her official website. She was 94.
Born Rose Marie Mazetta in New York, she was a child star who became an established and beloved stage, movie and TV performer.
Rose Marie became a legendary household name in 1961 with her portrayal over five seasons as Van Dyke's officemate, the quick-witted comedy writer Sally Rogers. TV became Rose Marie's medium of choice, as she then moved on to The Doris Day Show, and appeared in every incarnation of the game show Hollywood Squares.
According to Rose Marie's official website, when she was asked about retiring she said, "I've been in show business my whole life. Why start something new now?"
In recent years, Rose Marie joined social media, and developed a following on Twitter by sharing memories of her storied Hollywood career and personal anecdotes.
Her husband, musician Bobby Guy, was the lead trumpeter for the NBC orchestra on The Tonight Show. Guy died in 1964. Rose Marie is survived by her daughter, Georgiana Marie "Noopy" and her son-in-law Steven Rodrigues.