Clooney, Rosemary

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Clooney, Rosemary Gender: F
born on 23 May 1928 at 02:30 (= 02:30 AM )
Place Maysville, Kentucky, 38n38, 83w45
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 01°54' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 23°44 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 29°01'

Portrait of Rosemary Clooney 
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Rosemary Clooney
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American band singer, pretty, likable, popular for many years and a huge hit in the '50s. She traveled from 1947 on tours and club gigs, albums and sell-out concerts. Her mellifluous voice is dear and familiar with novelty numbers to ballads, show tunes and cabaret.

By the '90s she was the matriarch of a large, close and upbeat family, larger and more relaxed that before, active and involved. Clooney married Jose Ferrer in 1953 for eight years and they had five kids, Miguel in 1955, Maria, 1956, Gabriel, 1957, Monsita, 1958 and Raphael, 1960. After three years apart, they remarried in 1964 for another three years. In 1968 she had a breakdown brought on by the stress of a being a single parent with a waning career and a pill addiction. She started taking out her anger on her audiences. Her professional life in a tailspin, Clooney threw herself into the 1968 presidential campaign of Bobby Kennedy. When Kennedy was shot just yards away from where she was standing, she snapped. With a breakdown, she was taken to the psych ward of Mount Sinai Hospital.

Her mom, Marie, kept the family together and supported through tough times, helping to turn out all the kids in happy marriages and successful careers. After eight therapy years of recovery, Clooney gradually returned to performing, turning out rich renditions of Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hard, Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington.

With her long-time-companion, former dancer Dante DiPaolo, Clooney divides her times between the same home in Beverly Hills that she has had since 1953, and one in Kentucky. After 24 years together, she and Dante married on 7 November 1997. "Being married is different spiritually," she said, "but our relationship has not changed. We still yell at each other."

She wrote her autobiography with R. Strait in 1977, "This for Remembrance," which was later made into a TV special.

Clooney suffered an extremely serious illness and brush with death in early 1998. Rushed to the hospital with a temperature of 107, she was placed in critical care and had to be transferred to intensive care with seizures and difficulty breathing. A diagnosis of viral meningitis was finally given after five days and she started to recover after that, giving her family members quite a scare. By the end of 1999, Clooney has blossomed to 400 pounds and is very happy with her lifestyle and singing.

On 11 January 2001, she was diagnosed with lung cancer and wasting no time, had the upper lobe of her left lung removed the following day at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is scheduled to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys in February and she plans to be there.

The singing legend died from lung cancer on 29 June 2002, "after 6:00 PM" at her Beverly Hills home, with family members at her side. She was born one day after Lois M. Rodden.

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  • associate relationship with Collins, Cal (born 5 May 1933). Notes: Music collaborators
  • spouse relationship with Ferrer, José (born 8 January 1912). Notes: Happy
  • other kin relationship with Ferrer, Lukas (born 20 May 1993). Notes: Grandkin
  • role played of/by Locke, Sondra (born 28 May 1944). Notes: 1982 TV movie "Rosie: The Rosemary Clooney Story"


  • Social : Begin Travel 1947 (Started touring)
  • Mental Health : Depressive episode 1968 (Breakdown after Kennedy shot)
  • Death of Significant person 5 June 1968 (Nearby when Bobby Kennedy shot)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 7 November 1997 (Dante di Paolo)
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  • Health : Acute illness 1998 (Viral meningitis, extremely critical)
  • Health : Change in Appearance 1999 (Weight up to 400 lbs.)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 10 January 2002 (Diagnosis of lung cancer)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 11 January 2002 (Part of lung removed)
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Source Notes

Gauquelin Book of American Charts


  • Traits : Body : Weight (Obese in later years)
  • Traits : Personality : Temper (Anger under stress)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Lung, terminal)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Other Major diseases (Viral meningitis, extreme)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Rehab)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Nervous Breakdown (Breakdown, therapy/rehab)
  • Family : Childhood : Family extraordinarily supportive (Mom held family together when Rosie had breakdown)
  • Family : Relationship : Cohabitation more than 3 yrs (Lived with Dante for 24 years before marriage)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (Married eight, off three, on three)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs (Ferrer 16 years older)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Jose Ferrer)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Birthing - Twins, triplets, etc. (Twins)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (Kids all turned out well)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women