90 (passed away Feb. 20th, 2001)
Nov. 14th, 1910
Prescott, Arizona, USA
5' 2 1/2"
Rosemary DeCamp's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1981 - Saturday The 14th
1960 - 13 Ghosts
1953 - By the Light of the Silvery Moon
1952 - Scandal Sheet
1951 - On Moonlight Bay
1947 - Nora Prentiss
1945 - Rhapsody in Blue
1943 - This Is the Army
1942 - Yankee Doodle Dandy
Guest TV Roles
Grandma Amanda Renfrew
Mrs. Kearn (segment "Love and the Other Love")
the Grocery Owner
RoseMary De Camp was the quintessential small-town American mother, a calming and steadying presence in scores of films in the 1940s and 1950s. She came to Hollywood after a successful career on the stage and in radio, making her film debut in 1941. Though she worked for many studios, she was most closely associated with Warner Bros., for whom she made many pictures, often playing a young mother or the friend or sister of the heroine. Her best-known role was probably as the mother of George M. Cohan (played by James Cagney) in the classic Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942). She also did a lot of work on television; she was a regular on "The Bob Cummings Show" (1961) and played Marlo Thomas' mother on "That Girl" (1965).
- On July 7, 1946, she and her husband were in their house in Beverly Hills, California, when an aircraft crashed into the roof of the house next door, and its wing cut through the roof of her house and landed in the bedroom, where she and her husband were. The plane, an experimental model called the XF-11, had experienced mechanical problems after taking off from the airport at nearby Culver City. It was piloted by 'Howard Hughes (I)' (qv), and finally came to rest after crashing through the wall of the house of another of DeCamp's neighbors and exploding. Hughes was rescued from the cockpit by a bystander and, although receiving several broken bones, burns and gashes, was not severely injured and eventually made a full recovery. He paid for the damage to the houses in the neighborhood out of his own pocket.
- Has four daughters: Margaret, Martha, Valerie and Nita
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