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• Rose Marie, who started her show business career as a toddler in vaudeville, and who probably was best known for playing comedy writer Sally Rogers on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” passed away last week at age 94.
KC's View:
Was there ever an office that was funnier than the one tasked with writing jokes for the fictional “Alan Brady Show?” It is amazing how well “The Dick Van Dyke Show” holds up today, and how terrific Rose Marie was in it - the only female writer in the room, caustic as hell and more than holding her own with Van Dyke, Morey Amsterdam, Richard Deacon and Carl Reiner. My 23-year-old daughter loves the show and considers it a kind of comfort food.