Monthly Archives: August 2013

NYC CABARET FESTIVAL presents “GIRL SINGER – The Songs of Rosemary Clooney”

Performance Times:
Thursday 10/3 5:30pm 
Saturday 10/5 6pm
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Nowadays, young people now the great Rosemary famous for being George’s aunt. But few have impacted the Cabaret stage, as well as radio, movie, and larger stages as Rosemary Clooney>

Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American singer and actress. She came to prominence in the early 1950s with the novelty hit “Come On-a My House” written by William Saroyan and his cousin Ross Bagdasarian (better known as David Seville, the father figure ofAlvin and the Chipmunks), which was followed by other pop numbers such as “Botch-a-Me” (a cover version of the Italian song Ba-Ba-Baciami Piccinaby Alberto Rabagliati), “Mambo Italiano“, “Tenderly“, “Half as Much“, “Hey There” and “This Ole House“, although she had success as a jazz vocalist. Clooney’s career languished in the 1960s, partly due to problems related to depression and drug addiction, but revived in 1977, when her White Christmas co-star Bing Crosby asked her to appear with him at a show marking his 50th anniversary in show business. She continued recording until her death in 2002. She was the aunt of Academy Award winning actor George Clooney.

Rita Mathsen and Christopher Cooley celebrate the amazing career of Rosemary Clooney with her most famous songs including “Mambo Italiano”, “Come On-a My House”, “Hey There” and interesting facts about her fascinating life and career.