Rose Marie, who was best known for playing Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show, passed away on Thursday (December 28). Now that she’s passed, fans are curious to know more about those closest to her, mainly her husband. Our Bobby Guy wiki will give you everything you need to know about him and more.
Rose Marie, the former child star/actress who portrayed the lovable Sally Rogers on The Dick Van Dyke Show, passed away on Thursday. She is survived by her daughter, Georgiana Marie Guy. But what about her husband? Rose Marie played the role of a husband hunter, but she enjoyed a blissful married life of her own with Bobby Guy. Learn all about the late Rose Marie’s husband, right here in our Bobby Guy wiki.
He Played the Trumpet
Bobby Guy was a well-known professional trumpet player during the big band era. He played in the legendary Kay Kyser band having joined them in 1936. According to the Kay Kyser website, he had “a slightly imposing appearance betrayed a friendly personality.”
He also livened up the band with his wonderful sense of humor. He took a break from music to serve in the military before returning. Guy was with Kay Kyser until 1949 before leaving to freelance elsewhere.
He most notably played for the NBC orchestra during the network’s Pre-Johnny Carson days. When he got the job at NBC, Guy and Marie moved to Van Nuys in California where she continued to live until she passed. The New Jersey native was a staff musician there for nine years, until his death in 1964. He also played the trumpet for numerous songs by Louis Armstrong.
She Knew She’d Marry Him
Rose Marie played Sally Rogers, a notorious “husband hunter” whose antics tended to scare men away more than attract them. In reality, she snagged the man of her dreams in Bobby Guy.
She was performing at a New Jersey nightclub sometime before the war, where she met the trumpet player performing with his band. Marie claimed she knew three days after they met that she’d marry Guy. True to her prediction, they fell in love and married in 1946. Marie was only 22 at the time.
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He Died Tragically
After they moved to Van Nuys and his stint at NBC, Guy passed away in 1964 at the age of 48 from a blood disease. The official statement from the doctor read it was from, “a sudden, overwhelming bloodstream infection.”
They were a few weeks short of their 18th wedding anniversary. Rose Marie took her husband’s loss hard, but overcame it for the sake of her daughter. “I brought my daughter up because my husband died when he was 48 years old,” she said. “So I had a double duty to take care of her, take care of me, take care of my mother and make sure I still went on with the career. I’m very grateful to my fans because they kept me going.”
Marie lived in the same home for decades, but only decided to change the décor much later. Until then, everything was exactly the way Guy left it. “For six months after he passed away, I couldn’t bring myself to sleep in our bedroom,” said Marie.
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Their Daughter is a Producer
Marie and Guy are survived by their only child, Georgiana Marie Guy, whom they affectionately called “Noopy.” She was an accomplished equestrian in her youth and won hundreds of trophies despite a near career-ending injury.
Growing up in a showbiz family, it’s no surprise that Noopy followed her parents’ footsteps. But, unlike her parents, she preferred to be behind the camera instead of in front of it.
Noopy met Emmy-winning retired director, Steven Rodrigues while they were both working on The Saturday Show. After their marriage, she changed her name to Georgiana Guy Rodrigues. The couple is the only known survivors of Rose Marie and Bobby Guy.