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Rosemary Clooney Suffers Relapse

June 28, 2002

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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Rosemary Clooney was resting at her home after suffering a recurrence of lung cancer, her publicist said Friday.

The 74-year-old singer and actress was briefly hospitalized earlier this month, but is now at home with her family and friends, spokeswoman Linda Dozoretz said.

Clooney had surgery for lung cancer last January and doctors thought the operation went so well they didn’t recommend chemotherapy or radiation.

Dozoretz declined to discuss the singer’s prognosis.

Clooney had a string of popular songs in the early 1950s including the smash ``Come On-A My House.″ She also appeared in numerous films, including a co-starring role opposite Bing Crosby in the 1954 classic ``White Christmas.″

She hosted ``The Rosemary Clooney Show″ in the mid-1950s and has made frequent guest appearances on TV shows, including a brief recurring role in 1994 opposite her nephew George Clooney in the hospital drama ``ER.″

In February, she released the CD ``Rosemary Clooney: Sentimental Journey.″

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