August 15, 1923: Actress and singer Rose Marie, whose most famous role was television comedy writer Sally Rogers on the sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show," is born Rose Marie Mazetta in New York City. A veteran of vaudeville, her career included film, records, theater, night clubs and television, and she also had a successful singing career as a child, performing as Baby Rose Marie.
Rose Marie is a 1936 black-and-white musical film starring Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy and Reginald Owen and directed by W. S. Van Dyke. It was the second of three MGM adaptations of the 1924 Broadway musical of the same name. A silent version was released in 1928 and a color film in 1954. All three versions are set in the Canadian wilderness. Portions of Rudolf Friml and Herbert Stothart's original score for the Broadway musical are utilized in both the 1936 and 1954 films.