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Rosemary Clooney

As a Guest

11 segments
49:21

'White Christmas': A Concert With Rosemary Clooney

To celebrate Christmas, Fresh Air listens back to a concert given by the late singer and actress on Feb. 11, 1997. Clooney spoke then with Terry Gross about her childhood, being on the road as a young performer with her sister, and working with Bing Crosby and Billy Strayhorn.

51:18

Rosemary Clooney: Live in Concert

We remember the great singer Rosemary Clooney, who died Saturday. We'll hear a concert and interview taped before a live audience in San Francisco on January 18th, 1997, as part of the City Arts & Lectures series. Clooney sings some of her best-known songs, accompanied by a quintet directed by John Oddo. She also talks with Terry about her life.

48:18

From the Archives: Rosemary Clooney Returns to Fresh Air.

We feature a 1999 interview with singer/Hollywood legend Rosemary Clooney. She starred in the 1954 film White Christmas. She talks about her life as a singer and performer. We will also listen to songs from throughout her career. Her 1999 autobiography, Girl Singer, reads like a who's who from the golden age of Hollywood. She also released a CD companion to the book. Its called Songs from the Girl Singer. (ORIGINAL BROADCAST: 12/21/99)

As a Topic

2 segments
07:18

Three Jazz Box Sets For Stocking Stuffers

Fresh Air jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews three box sets featuring memorable pianists: the Chick Corea Trio's Trilogy, Herbie Hancock's Warner Bros. Years (1969-1972), and The Rosemary Clooney CBS Radio Recordings 1955

14:32

George Clooney Returns as 'Michael Clayton'

Actor, writer and director George Clooney stars in the new legal thriller Michael Clayton. Clooney recently starred in Syriana and co-wrote, directed, and co-starred in Good Night, and Good Luck about the showdown between legendary journalist Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy.

This interview originally aired on Oct. 18, 2005.

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