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Rosemary DeCamp ACTOR


Rosemary De Camp was born on November 14th, 1910 in Prescott, Arizona.  Her career began in radio and on stage.  Her acting career began as an understudy on Broadway.  series with the same name.  On radio, De Camp developed the vocal timbre that enabled her to portray a variety and age-range of characters.  De Camp was on several radio soap operas and anthologies before settling into the role of Judy Price on the Dr. Christian series in 1937.  She did attend college at Mills College, San Francisco, California.  With all this radio experience she now decided to try her hand at the film industry and therefore, moved to Hollywood. 
Her film debit was on, "Cheers For Miss. Bishop" (1941).  Majority of her film work was done under Warner Brothers with films such as, "Eyes in the Night" (1942), Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942), "Jungle Book" (1942) and "Rhapsody in Blue" (1945). 
De Camp was also very involved as a television actress.  She was a regular on, "The Bob Cummings Show" (1961), "The Life of Riley" (1949), the NBC sitcom, "Ensign O'Toole" (1962)  and "That Girl" (1966).  She also played Bob Cummings' levelheaded sister Margaret in "Love That Bob" (1955-59). 
Alongside her film and television career, many viewers were aware of her from her commercials for a laundry products called 20 Mule Team Borax.  She was the permanent spokesperson for this product.  

De Camp did retire from the industry for several years but then made a come back in 1981 for a cameo part in a horror spoof called, "Saturday the 14th".
De Camp passed away at the age of 90 on February 20th, 2001 in Torrance, California from complications of Pneumonia.

She married one time to John Ashton Shidler in 1941 and they remained together until he passed away in 1998.  Together the couple had 4 daughters, Margaret, Martha, Valerie and Nita. 


1989   Murder She Wrote
1986-1987  St. Elsewhere
1985   Hotel
1983   Quincy M.E. 
1983   Fantasy Island 
1983   A Chip of Glass Ruby  
1982   Simon & Simon
1981   Saturday the 14th  
1981   B.J. and the Bear  
1981   Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
1980   Lobo 
1979-1980  Days of Our Lives
1979   Family 
1979   Tom Edison: The Boy Who Lit Up the World  
1978   The Time Machine  
1978   The Love Boat 
1977   We've Got Each Other
1976   Phillip and Barbara
1973-1975  Police Story 
1975   Medical Story
1975   Petrocelli 
1975   The Rockford Files
1975   Marcus Welby, M.D.
1970-1973  The Partridge Family 
1971-1973  Mannix
1969-1973  Love, American Style  
1972   Call Holme
1971   Longstreet 
1971   Night Gallery
1966-1970  That Girl 
1969   Here Come the Brides
1964-1968  Petticoat Junction
1965   Death Valley Days 
1965   Burke's Law
1965   Dr. Kildare 
1964   The Baileys of Balboa  
1964   Breaking Point
1963   The Beverly Hillbillies 
1962   Ensign O'Toole
1962   Hazel 
1961-1962  Rawhide
1962   Follow the Sun
1962   87th Precinct 
1961   The Red Skelton Hour  
1960   13 Ghosts
1959   G.E. True Theater
1955-1959  The Bob Cummings Show 
1958   Studio One in Hollywood
1956   Climax!
1955   TV Reader's Digest
1955   Strategic Air Command
1955   Many Rivers to Cross 
1955   Man on a Bus
1954   Hallmark Hall of Fame
1953-1954  The Ford Television Theatre 
1954   Omnibus 
1953   Main Street to Broadway
1953   So This Is Love
1953   By the Light of the Silvery Moon  
1952   The Treasure of Lost Canyon 
1952   Scandal Sheet  
1951   On Moonlight Bay  
1951   Night Into Morning  
1950   The Big Hangover
1949-1950  The Life of Riley 
1949   The Story of Seabiscuit  
1949   Look for the Silver Lining 
1949   Night Unto Night 
1949   The Life of Riley
1947   Nora Prentiss  
1946   Two Guys from Milwaukee  
1946   From This Day Forward
1945   Too Young to Know 
1945   Danger Signal 
1945   Week-End at the Waldorf 
1945   Pride of the Marines 
1945   Rhapsody in Blue 
1945   Blood on the Sun
1944   Practically Yours
1944   Bowery to Broadway 
1944   The Merry Monahans 
1943   This Is the Army
1943   City Without Men
1942   Commandos Strike at Dawn 
1942   Eyes in the Night  
1942   Smith of Minnesota 
1942   Yankee Doodle Dandy
1942   Jungle Book 
1941   Hold Back the Dawn
1941   Cheers for Miss Bishop   

Matinee Classics - 13 Ghosts starring Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Martin Milner, Rosemary DeCamp and Donald Woods
Matinee Classics - Many Rivers to Cross starring Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, Victor McLaglen, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn, James Arness, Alan Hale Jr., John Hudson, Rhys Williams, Josephine Hutchinson, Sig Ruman, Rosemary DeCamp, Russell Johnson and Abel Fernandez
Matinee Classics - Night Unto Night starring Ronald Reagan, Viveca Lindfors, Broderick Crawford, Rosemary DeCamp, Osa Massen, Art Baker, Craig Stevens, Erskine Sanford, Ann Burr, Johnny McGovern, Lillian Yarbo, Ross Ford, Almira Sessions and Dick Elliott
Matinee Classics - The Story of Seabiscuit starring Shirley Temple, Barry Fitzgerald, Lon McCallister, Rosemary DeCamp, Donald MacBride, Pierre Watkin and William Forrest
Matinee Classics - Smith of Minnesota starring Bruce Smith, Arline Judge, Warren Ashe, Don Beddoe, Kay Harris, Robert Stevens, Roberta Smith, Rosemary DeCamp, Maurice Murphy, Dick Hogan, Douglas Leavitt and Alma Carroll
Matinee Classics - Strategic Air Command starring James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Lovejoy, Bruce Bennett, Barry Sullivan, Alex Nicol, Jay C. Flippen, Harry Morgan, James Millican, James Bell, Rosemary DeCamp, Richard Shannon and John McKee
Matinee Classics - The Bob Cummings Show starring Robert Cummings, Ann B. Davis, Dwayne Hickman and Rosemary DeCamp

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