November 25, 2003 |
Nick Clooney, father of actor George Clooney and brother of the late singer Rosemary Clooney, said Monday that he will run for Congress from a district in northern Kentucky. Clooney, 67, will campaign as a Democrat to succeed three-term Democrat Rep. Ken Lucas, who in his retirement announcement backed Clooney's candidacy. Clooney, who writes a thrice-weekly column for the Cincinnati Post, has never run for public office. He is a former TV news anchor, having worked at L.A.'
May 11, 2003
The responses in Letters, May 4 ("Hopes for Keeping Musical Home as a 'Cultural Icon' "), are absurd. The home isn't a beautiful classic that should be restored, but a moldy old house needing an enormous amount of work. An ideal teardown in a great location. Terry Perry West Hills Now let me get this straight: The national treasure Rosemary Clooney lived in this home for 50 years. Prior to that, another national treasure, composer George Gershwin, lived in the home. In other words, if those walls could talk, they'd sing.
May 4, 2003
Regarding "Singer Clooney's Home Is Sold" (Hot Property, April 27): I can understand that a recently deceased well-known entertainer's home in Beverly Hills has been sold; life goes on. But it's tragic that "the buyer, a businessman who owns several large retail and wholesale properties in the downtown L.A. fashion district, plans to raze the house." This undoubtedly classic and beautiful home was owned by Rosemary Clooney for 50 years and before that by an American icon, George Gershwin.
November 12, 2002 |
Hearing the husky voice, the tender lyrics, Monsita Botwick pulled a white handkerchief from her beaded handbag and dabbed her eyes. "We'll get through it," whispered her sister, Maria Murdock. "I'm going to pretend like I'm not even hearing this right now." The tune was "Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe," a number their mother, the late Rosemary Clooney, loved to sing for their father, Jose Ferrer.
July 6, 2002 |
Rosemary Clooney made a final journey to her hometown Friday for a funeral attended by family, friends and hundreds of fans. The mellow-voiced singer and actress, who co-starred with Bing Crosby in "White Christmas" and staged a dramatic comeback after drugs and alcohol nearly destroyed her career, died June 29 at 74 after a long battle with lung cancer. More than 700 people packed into St.
July 2, 2002 |
When Rosemary Clooney first attained stardom in the early 1950s, she looked and sounded no different from a generation of blond beauties who had seduced the American listening public. Like Doris Day, Dinah Shore, June Christy and scores more, Clooney was easy on the eyes and the ears.