The eldest daughter of Joseph and Rose, was shunned for much of her life because of the fear and ignorance of her father'Had Dr.
Good's delayed arrival deprived the newborn of oxygen at a critical time?
Her father, Andrew Clooney, was an alcoholic and seldom at home, while her mother, Frances Guilfoyle, often worked away from home.
The young Clooneys, Rosemary, Betty, and Nicky, lived with various relatives.
By the mid-1970s, Clooney had overcome her personal demons and returned to performing, eventually receiving a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 2002.
BUCK CLAYTON (tp), URBIE GREEN (tb), DICK HAYMAN (p on 1, 3 & 5-6), CLAUDE THORNHILL (p on 2 & 4), AARON BELL (b), BOBBY DONALSDON (d), ROSEMARY CLOONEY (vcl on 1, 5 & 6 only).( Clayton & Green out on 1. )New York, November 14 & December 6, 1955.[7-23]: (7, 8, 10-12, 14, 16-18 & 23): BENNY GOODMAN & His Orchestra: Featuring HARRY JAMES, RUDY BRAFF, DOC SEVERINSEN, CHRIS GRIFFIN, BILLY BUTTERFIELD, BERNIE PREVIN (tp), URBIE GREEN, WILL BRADLEY (tb)PHIL BODNER (as); AL KLINK, PEANUTS HUCKO (ts); DICK HYMAN (p)TONY MOTTOLA (g); MILT HINTON, GEORGE DUCICIER (b) BOBBY DONALDSON (d), MARTHA TILTON, among others.Sponsored Products are advertisements for products sold by merchants on When you click on a Sponsored Product ad, you will be taken to an Amazon detail page where you can learn more about the product and purchase it."I don't remember all of us living together under the same roof for more than a few weeks at a time," recalled Clooney in her book, Girl Singer: An Autobiography ."Sometimes I was with an uncle or an aunt, sometimes at Grandma Guilfoyle's, sometimes with my Clooney grandparents." Because of the turmoil, Clooney learned to fend for herself and look after her younger siblings. She sang on stage for the first time at three, performing "When Your Hair Has Turned to Silver (I Will Love You Just the Same)" at the downtown movie house, the Russell Theater.