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THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW’S ROSE MARIE DIES AT 94

She played the wisecracking Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Rose Marie has died at the age of 94.

Rose Marie began working in show business as a child star in vaudeville and worked for nearly a century in theatre, radio, television and movies.

The Dick Van Dyke Show not only was an ideal vehicle for Marie’s comic gifts, but was a showcase for her singing.

Rose Marie was especially proud of playing a woman defined by her work.

“I think I was the first women’s libber on television,” Rose Marie once explained, “I made the same money the guys made, I worked with them.”

Her’s was a rare sitcom character, who at the time of the show in the 1960’s, wasn’t a wife, mother, or housekeeper.

A tribute was posted on her website saying “Heaven just got a whole lot funnier.”