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Rose Marie The Original Sally Swing 1938


Rose Marie

Rose Marie (born August 15, 1923) is an American Actress. As a child performer she has a successful singing career as Baby Rose Marie and had previously starred in the Fleischer's 1933 Screen Song "Sing Babies Sing".  In 1938 at the age of 15, Rose Marie was hired to perform the voice for the character Sally Swing.

2011 Interview (References Sally Swing)

In a 2011 interview Rose Marie was asked about her role as Sally Swing.

Kliph Nesteroff: Earlier today i was watching the Betty Boop cartoon in which you did the voice for the character Sally Swing.

Rose Marie: Oh, the cartoon? Yes i don't remember much about that. God, i don't know how i got that job. I was signed to NBC at that time and they got me all the work... and i had done a Vitaphone short before i signed with NBC. I don't know how that all happened either!

Rose Marie on Sally Swing

Between my movie debut and the start of my new NBC job, i was kept busy doing shorts. Two with the bouncing ball (remember that?) I was the voice of Sally Swing in six Betty Boop cartoons.

Don't Be Like That (1929)

In 1929 Rose Marie covered a "Boop-Boop-a-Doop" song "Don't Be Like That" a "Boop" song that was most associated with Helen Kane.

Baby Rose Marie - Don't Be Like That 1929 The Child Wonder02:49

Baby Rose Marie - Don't Be Like That 1929 The Child Wonder

Baby Rose Marie - The Child Wonder (1929)08:18

Baby Rose Marie - The Child Wonder (1929)



  • When Rose Marie was younger she aspired to be like Helen Kane the original Boop-Oop-a-Doop girl and stated  "I just love to sing on the radio, i don't think much of opera an when i tune in i like to hear songs, you know about boopa doops.
  • Baby Rose Marie contract star in radio and Papa Frank Curley are pictured at the left as they returned to their east-side home after a visit to the studios of the National Broadcasting Company. Next she is shown taking the new doll out for an airing and in the third piicture with a group of playmates on the steps of the Curley apartment.  At the right the 5 year-old prodigy is boop-boop-a-doing before the microphone.
  • Baby Rose Marie who looks the way Helen Kane sings is called the Sophie Tucker of tommorow (1931).

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