The great Rosemary Clooney died in 2001 of lung cancer and is buried in Maysville, Kentucky. She was an amazing singer and interpreter of The Great American Songbook. It is just incredible that in her early 70s and as ill as she was with lung cancer, she could still sing and a phrase a song like other singer could.
She was also a great person. The Clooney family is remarkable and are often called “the Kennedy family of the mid-west!”
Below are two albums that illustrate her long amazing career. The first are recordings from her TV show in the 1950s and the second a great album she made with the Count Basie orchestra in the 1990s. Enjoy!
Also see my post about Michael Feinstein: https://letthejourneysbegin.wordpress.com/2012/04/26/michael-feinstein-romance-on-film-romance-on-broadway/