Rosemary DeCamp (1910–2001)

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RoseMary De Camp was the quintessential small-town American mother, a calming and steadying presence in scores of films in the 1940s and 1950s. She came to Hollywood after a successful career on the stage and in radio, making her film debut in 1941. Though she worked for many studios, she was most closely associated with Warner Bros., for whom she... See full bio »

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On Moonlight Bay Alice Winfield
The Bob Cummings Show Margaret MacDonald / Margaret / Margaret Collins
This Is the Army Ethel Jones


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 1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
- Dead Letter (1989) ... Agnes
 1986-1987 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Amy Jeffries
- A Room with a View (1986) ... Amy Jeffries
 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Mary Tyson
- Wins and Losses (1985) ... Mary Tyson (as Rosemary De Camp)
 1983 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Eugenia Winston
- Whatever Happened to Morris Perlmutter? (1983) ... Eugenia Winston
 1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Carol Cook
- Midnight Waltz/Let Them Eat Cake (1983) ... Carol Cook
 1982 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Mrs. Martin
- The Dead Letter File (1982) ... Mrs. Martin (as Rosemary De Camp)
 1981 Saturday the 14th
Aunt Lucille (as Rosemary De Camp)
 1981 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Hatsie Tipton
- Seven Lady Captives (1981) ... Hatsie Tipton
- For Adults Only (1981) ... Hatsie Tipton
 1981 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV Series)
Buck's Mother
- The Guardians (1981) ... Buck's Mother (as Rosemary De Camp)
 1980 The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo (TV Series)
Mama Lobo
- Mystery on the Orly Express (1980) ... Mama Lobo
- Police Escort (1980) ... Mama Lobo
 1979 Family (TV Series)
Amelia Stone
- Thanksgiving (1979) ... Amelia Stone
 1978 The Time Machine (TV Movie)
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Cynthia Loudon
 1977 We've Got Each Other (TV Series)
- The 101st Hibbard (1977) ... Nurse
 1976 Phillip and Barbara (TV Movie)
 1973-1975 Police Story (TV Series)
Beaulah / the Grocery Owner
- Breaking Point (1975) ... Beaulah
- Collision Course (1973) ... the Grocery Owner
 1975 Medical Story (TV Series)
 1975 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Mrs. Drew
- Chain of Command (1975) ... Mrs. Drew
 1975 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Mary Ramsey
- Gearjammers, Part 1 (1975) ... Mary Ramsey (as Rosemary De Camp)
 1975 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Nurse Kelly
- Dark Corridors (1975) ... Nurse Kelly
 1970-1973 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Grandma Amanda Renfrew
- Maid in San Pueblo (1973) ... Grandma Amanda Renfrew (as Rosemary De Camp)
- The Modfather (1972) ... Grandma Amanda Renfrew (as Rosemary De Camp)
- The Forty-Year Itch (1971) ... Grandma Amanda Renfrew
- Whatever Happened to the Old Songs? (1970) ... Grandma Amanda Renfrew
 1971-1973 Mannix (TV Series)
Mrs. Alferro / Mrs. Henry
- Little Girl Lost (1973) ... Mrs. Alferro
- The Crime That Wasn't (1971) ... Mrs. Henry
 1969-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Old Martha Pomerantz (segment "Love and the Anniversary") / Mrs. Kearn (segment "Love and the Other Love")
- Love and the Anniversary/Love and the Playwright/Love and the Trampled Passion (1973) ... Old Martha Pomerantz (segment "Love and the Anniversary")
- Love and the Positive Man/Love and the Other Love/Love and the Bachelor (1969) ... Mrs. Kearn (segment "Love and the Other Love") (as Rosemary De Camp)
 1972 Call Holme (TV Movie)
Miss Paperman
 1971 Longstreet (TV Series)
Emma Brinkley
- The Long Way Home (1971) ... Emma Brinkley (as Rosemary De Camp)
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Ellen Chase (segment "The Painted Mirror")
- The Messiah on Mott Street/The Painted Mirror (1971) ... Ellen Chase (segment "The Painted Mirror")
 1966-1970 That Girl (TV Series)
Helen Marie
- The Night They Raided Daddy's (1970) ... Helen Marie (as Rosemary De Camp)
- The Snow Must Go On (1969) ... Helen Marie (as Rosemary De Camp)
- Nobody Here But Us Chickens (1969) ... Helen Marie (as Rosemary De Camp)
- My Part Belongs to Daddy (1969) ... Helen Marie (as Rosemary De Camp)
- Bad Day at Marvin Gardens (1969) ... Helen Marie (as Rosemary De Camp)
 1969 Here Come the Brides (TV Series)
Mrs. Fletcher
- The Crimpers (1969) ... Mrs. Fletcher (as Rosemary De Camp)
 1965-1969 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Hannah Bailey / Canary Harris / Caroline Romney
- Here Stands Bailey (1969) ... Hannah Bailey
- Canary Harris vs. the Almighty (1965) ... Canary Harris
- Mrs. Romney and the Outlaws (1965) ... Caroline Romney
 1964-1968 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
Aunt Helen / Emily Mapes
- Kate's Homecoming (1968) ... Aunt Helen
- Ring-A-Ding-Ding (1968) ... Aunt Helen
- My Pal Sam (1968) ... Aunt Helen
- Cannonball for Sale (1968) ... Aunt Helen
- Bad Day at Shady Rest (1968) ... Aunt Helen
 1965 Days of Our Lives (TV Series)
Mother Superior (1979-1980)
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Mrs. Franklin
- Operation Long Shadow (1965) ... Mrs. Franklin (as Rosemary De Camp)
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Angela Faring
- Music Hath Charms (1965) ... Angela Faring
 1965 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series)
Angela Spencer
- You Can't Buy a Friend (1965) ... Angela Spencer
 1964 The Baileys of Balboa (TV Series)
- Love Is a White Sea Bass (1964) ... Emily
 1964 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Gertrude Komack
- A Little Anger Is a Good Thing (1964) ... Gertrude Komack
 1963 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series)
Pricilla Rolfe Alden Smith-Standish / Mrs. Smith-Standish
- Jed Cuts the Family Tree (1963) ... Pricilla Rolfe Alden Smith-Standish
- The Family Tree (1963) ... Mrs. Smith-Standish
 1962 Ensign O'Toole (TV Series)
- Operation: Swindle (1962) ... Leona
 1962 Hazel (TV Series)
- Hazel's Cousin (1962) ... Sybil
 1962 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
- Ghost of a Memory (1962) ... Nurse (uncredited)
 1961-1962 Rawhide (TV Series)
Mrs. Armstrong / Margaret Fletcher
- House of the Hunter (1962) ... Mrs. Armstrong
- Incident Near Gloomy River (1961) ... Margaret Fletcher (as Rosemary de Camp)
 1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Jeannette Pace
- Chalk One Up for Johnny (1962) ... Jeannette Pace
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Mrs. Phelps
- Killer's Choice (1962) ... Mrs. Phelps
 1961 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Abigail Van Clive
- Clem's Other Clem (1961) ... Abigail Van Clive
 1960 13 Ghosts
Hilda Zorba (as Rosemary De Camp)
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- Night Club (1959) ... Maxine
 1955-1959 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
Margaret MacDonald / Margaret / Margaret Collins
- Bob Clashes with Ken (1959) ... Margaret MacDonald
- The King vs. The Chorus Girl (1959) ... Margaret MacDonald
- Bob, the Last Bachelor (1959) ... Margaret MacDonald
- Bob Gets Hypnotized (1959) ... Margaret MacDonald
- Bob and the Pediatrician (1959) ... Margaret MacDonald
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Laura Weber / Cora Thompson
- No Place to Run (1958) ... Laura Weber
- Trial by Slander (1958) ... Cora Thompson
 1956 Climax! (TV Series)
Eleanor Farrington
- The 78th Floor (1956) ... Eleanor Farrington
 1955-1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Miss Schuyler
- The Sad Death of a Hero (1955) ... Miss Schuyler
 1955 Man on a Bus (Short)
 1955 Strategic Air Command
Mrs. Thorne (as Rosemary De Camp)
 1955 Many Rivers to Cross
Lucy Hamilton
 1954 Lady in the Wings (TV Movie)
Mrs. Edward MacDowell (as Rosemary De Camp)
 1953-1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Mildred Ledbetter / Mrs. Hartley
- Segment (1954) ... Mildred Ledbetter (as Rosemary De Camp)
- The Good of His Soul (1954) ... Mrs. Hartley
- Alias Nora Hale (1953)
- Madame 44 (1953)
 1954 Omnibus (TV Series)
Shark Wicks' wife (segment "Nobody's Fool")
- Nobody's Fool (1954) ... Shark Wicks' wife (segment "Nobody's Fool")
 1953 Main Street to Broadway
The Mother - Mrs. Harry Craig
 1953 So This Is Love
Aunt Laura Stokley
 1953 By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Alice Winfield
 1952 The Treasure of Lost Canyon
 1952 Scandal Sheet
Charlotte Grant
 1951 On Moonlight Bay
Alice Winfield (as Rosemary De Camp)
 1951 Night Into Morning
Mrs. Annie Ainley
 1950 The Big Hangover
Claire Bellcap
 1949-1950 The Life of Riley (TV Series)
Peg Riley / Mom / Peg
- Five Dollar Bill (1950) ... Mom (as Rosemary De Camp)
- The Banned Book (1950) ... Peg Riley (as Rosemary De Camp)
- Junior and the Bully (1950) ... Peg (as Rosemary De Camp)
- Riley's Quarrel (1950) ... Peg Riley (as Rosemary De Camp)
- South American Job (1950) ... Peg Riley (as Rosemary De Camp)
 1949 The Story of Seabiscuit
Mrs. Charles S. Howard
 1949 Look for the Silver Lining
Mama Miller
 1949 Night Unto Night
Thalia Shawn
 1949 The Life of Riley
Peg Riley
 1947 Nora Prentiss
Lucy Talbot
 1946 From This Day Forward
Martha Beesley
 1945 Too Young to Know
Mrs. Enright
 1945 Danger Signal
Dr. Jane Silla
 1945 Pride of the Marines
Virginia Pfeiffer
 1945 Rhapsody in Blue
Rose Gershwin
 1945 Blood on the Sun
Edith Miller
 1944 Practically Yours
Ellen Macy
 1944 Bowery to Broadway
Bessie Kirby
 1944 The Merry Monahans
Lillian Miles, aka Lillian DeRoyce
 1943 This Is the Army
Ethel Jones
 1943 City Without Men
Mrs. Slade
 1942 Commandos Strike at Dawn
Hilma Arnesen
 1942 Eyes in the Night
Vera Hoffman (as Rosemary de Camp)
 1942 Smith of Minnesota
Mrs. Smith (uncredited)
 1942 Yankee Doodle Dandy
Nellie Cohan
 1942 The Jungle Book
Messua (as Rosemary De Camp)
 1941 Hold Back the Dawn
Berta Kurz
 1941 Cheers for Miss Bishop
Minna Fields
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(4/26/64) Stage: Appeared (reading passages as "Margaret" / "The Queen" from "Henry VI") in a 400th-anniversary celebration of the birth of William Shakespeare at Loyola University, Los Angeles, CA. See more »

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Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 35, a daughter Martha Shirley Schidler on July 25, 1946. Child's father was her husband, John Schidler. See more »

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