Rosemary DeCamp (November 14, 1910-February 20, 2001) was an American television and movie actress.
She made her film debut in 1941 and appeared in many Warner Brothers films, including Eyes in the Night (1942), "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942) (playing Nellie Cohan opposite James Cagney), and Nora Prentiss (1947).
DeCamp played Peg Riley in the early television sitcom "The Life of Riley." She was a regular on The Bob Cummings Show in the 1950s and played Marlo Thomas' mother on That Girl in the 1960s. In addition she made guest appearances on many other television shows.
Her Beverly Hills, California home was damaged when a wing hit it after a plane (the experimental model called the XF-11) piloted by Howard Hughes (recreated in the 2004 movie, The Aviator) crashed nearby. A piece of the wing and a part of the neighbor's roof landed in DeCamp's bedroom, where she and her husband were sleeping. Fortunately no one was hurt, just shaken up.
She died at the age of 90 in Los Angeles, California...
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