Birth Name: Rose Marie
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Rose Marie Mazetta was born on Aug. 15, 1923 in New York City to an Italian-American father and Polish-American mother. She began performing at three, winning an amateur contest held at the Mecca Theatre in Manhattan. Billed as Baby Rose Marie, she had landed her own NBC radio show by the time she was five. The nationally syndicated radio show earned Marie the nickname the "Darling of the Airwaves." One of her first starring roles was in the short film "Baby Rose Marie the Child Wonder" (1929). The precocious young star also appeared in a number of variety specials, often wearing cute costumes, including a polka-dotted sailor suit, and belting out musical numbers. Even as a child, Marie disp...