Singer Rose Marie

Celebrity Q&A, People
on December 5, 2011

What has happened to Rose Marie, who played Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show?

—Connie Nixon, Morgantown, W.Va.

"I'm doing fine for an old broad of 88," says singer, actress and comedienne. "Only thing, my doctor has been telling me to lay off the hot pastrami sandwiches, which I love." The former child star, who began singing on NBC Radio as Baby Rose Marie in the 1920s, donated one of her signature black hair ribbons worn on The Dick Van Dyke Show to the Smithsonian Institution in 2008, along with her original dress shoes from her childhood act.