Rosemary DeCamp Overview:

Character actress, Rosemary DeCamp, was born on Nov 14, 1910 in Prescott, AZ. DeCamp died at the age of 90 on Feb 20, 2001 in Torrance, CA .


Rosemary De Camp was an American actress with warm smile and heart-shaped face whose sympathetic voice matched her screen personality and made her a popular actress on the radio before she came to Hollywood in 1941. Almost from the very start of her screen career, she appeared in mother roles, having teenage daughters, while still in her late twenties and early thirties. Television roles from the 1950's to the 1970's stretched her career as a screen mother over 30 years.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.

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Uncommon Ladies of Noir: Quick ? think of an actress associated with film noir. Who?d you come up with? Barbara Stanwyck? Audrey Totter? Jane Greer? Claire Trevor? There?s a whole list of dames that would fit the bill, but I?ll bet you dollars to donuts that you didn?t name Rosemary ... Read full article

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Rosemary DeCamp Quotes:

Alice 'Mother' Winfield: Try not to walk like a first base man.

Hilda Zorba: The moving men are here again.
Cyrus Zorba: They won't wait?
Hilda Zorba: Nope.
Cyrus Zorba: Not till tomorrow?
Hilda Zorba: Nope.

Buck Zorba: That was Emilio.
Cyrus Zorba: Who?
Buck Zorba: Emilio! He killed his wife, his mother-in-law and his sister-in-law with a meat cleaver. Whack! Whack! Whack! You'd better stand over there
[points to wall]
Buck Zorba: .
Cyrus Zorba: Why?
Buck Zorba: He doesn't mess up the kitchen often, but when he does, WOW!
[meat cleaver hits the wall]
Buck Zorba: . Now Emilio is through.
Hilda Zorba: Now *I'm* through
[takes off apron and storms out of the kitchen]
Hilda Zorba: .

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Rosemary DeCamp on the
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Rosemary DeCamp Facts
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, 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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