WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH tells the story of singer and comedienne, Rose Marie.
Far more then just Sally Rogers on THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, and the top center square on HOLLYWOOD SQUARES, Rose Marie worked in every facet of showbiz.
She was “the darling of the airwaves” at the age of four and went on to work in vaudeville, Vegas, Broadway, movies, television, theatre, concert halls and nightclubs. Along the way she was known as “the kid” by the mob. She called Al Capone “Uncle Al,” opened the Flamingo in Las Vegas for Bugsy Seigel, and had her career protected and nurtured by “the boys.’
Her friends included some of the biggest names in show business: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Johnny Mercer, Jerry Lewis, Johnny Carson, Jimmy Durante, Milton Berle, Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney, Margaret Whiting and Bing Crosby.
Unbeknownst to fans, the woman who was “always looking for a man” was actually married for almost 20 years to the love of her life, Bobby Guy, a jazz trumpeter. His untimely passing and its impact on Rose is recounted here by her friends Peter Marshall, Carl Reiner, Dick Van Dyke, and Tim Conway.