Portrait of Baby Rose Marie
Rose Marie Mazzetta was the last theatrical subject photographed by Orval Hixon in Kansas City. Mazzetta began performing as Baby Rose Marie at the tender age of three. She became an NBC radio star at age five and at age six made her acting debut in the 1929 musical short "Baby Marie: The Child Wonder." Mazzetta joined Rosemary Clooney, Helen O’Conner and Margaret Whiting in a musical revue, "4 Girls 4," that toured for eight years starting in the 1940’s. The versatile entertainer is best remembered for her longtime work on television, most notably as the tart tongued Sally Rogers on the Dick Van Dyke Show. This print captures the child actor in a dancing pose by famed photographer Orval Hixon.