On Sunday, Oct 2nd, The Omni Youth Music & Actor Awards proudly presented their most prestigious awards to actress/comedienne Rose Marie with "2011 OMNI YOUTH LIFETIME CAREER ACHIEVEMENT" award and actress/activist Tippi Hedren with the "2011 OMNI YOUTH HUMANITARIAN/CAREER ACHIEVEMENT" award. The Omni Youth Music & Actor Awards honored both women for their outstanding contribution to the Entertainment Industry, as performers and consummate role models to youth. Sadly, Mr. Louis Gossett, Jr., who had been schedule as presenter for the tributes, was unable to attend last minute, so the more than 300 children in attendance served in that capacity.
Rose Marie Guy - Successfully conquering Vaudeville, Radio, Screen, Television, Cabaret, Vegas and the Broadway Stage, oneof entertainment's longest and most fascinating careers began at the age of 3, was billed as Baby Rose Marie. She starred in several of the earliest talking films, beginning with a 1929 short, Baby Rose Marie the Child Wonder, which was screened in theaters before feature films such as "The Jazz Singer." In 1946, when Las Vegas opened its first big-time casino hotel, The Flamingo, Rose Marie was hired by Benjamin "Bugsy" Segal as one of the headliners, along with Jimmy Durante and Xavier Cugat. She had a brief Broadway career in Top Banana with Phil Silvers and in 1960, she accepted her first regular role on "My Sister Eileen." The next year, "The Dick Van Dyke Show" premiered and Rose Marie became a household name. After five seasons, she moved to "The Doris Day Show." She is the only original member of the hit game show "Hollywood Squares" to have worked on all of its reincarnations and its hosts. She toured extensively with Rosemary Clooney, Helen O'Connell & Margaret Whiting in 4 Girls 4 and has released her best selling memoirs "Hold The Roses." Rose Marie recently and proudly welcomed fans to her new website (http://www.missrosemarie.com).