Rosalie Mann aka Cindy Mann aka Smitty Williams

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Several compilation albums about the 50's, 60's, including the big oldies Popcorn resurgence, and to the present day have featured some of her recordings. Here is "Power House".

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The album "A Touch Of Girl" also features
Rosalie Mann's "POWER HOUSE"
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Other artists included on the album are Gogi Grant,
Meg Myles, Teresa Brewer, Jo Stafford, Margaret Whiting, etc.

The album Rock & Roll 50's gals includes her
"Cindy Mann" Herald recording of You Can't Fool Me Baby

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Lipstick, Powder & Paint salutes 1953-1962. Runs the gamut of country, R&B & easy listening, but mostly pop music with big chart appeal. Her "Love A Love A Love Me" is featured..
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Click on Record to hear full 2 min. song on this page

Others on the album include Rosemary Clooney, Julie London, Doris Day, Connie Francis, Petula Clark, Nancy Sinatra, Ruth Brown, Georgia Gibbs, Peggy Lee, Lavern Baker, Teresa Brewer, Patsy Cline, Sarah Vaughan, Connie Stevens, Debbie Reynolds, Anita Bryant, Brenda Lee, Shirelles, Damita Jo, Etta James, Kay Starr, Carole King, etc.

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Rosalie_Mann is Smitty Williams. Detroit Caucus Club. 01 Feb 1963. Detroit Free Press.

Play the flip B side, "Oh, Seymour!"

April 23 1954 Brooklyn Daily Eagle. A child star at 13, she was featured weekly on George Scheck's legendary "Startime Kids" NBC Network Television show along with with Connie Francis. Rosalie_Mann_23_Apr_1954_Brooklyn_Daily_Eagle_RKO_Palace.jpg

At 16 she appeared to rave reviews at The famous RKO Palace in 1954, the epitome of 15,000 vaudeville theaters in the US. "Playing the Palace" assured your reputation plus many bookings. it was the dream of acts since it opened in 1913. The Palace was the preeminent theatre in the world & a booking meant that an act had "made it." A who's who of show biz royalty performed here. Ethel Barrymore, Harry Houdini, Will Rogers, Ethel Merman, Judy Garland, Jerry Lewis, Harry Belafonte, and Bette Midler. The 1,740-seat theatre was originally funded by producer& agent Martin Beck, who was also Houdini's manager.

A Palace marque in 1955.

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Rosalie Mann Lennie Dale With others
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(Thanks to Lillian Kay for identifying details of this photo!)

RKO Palace 1954 Variety and Billboard RAVE Reviews

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1952 Rosalie Mann at age 14
on the NBC set with famous
director Mike Garguilo


Full 29 Minute Startime TV Show.
Rosalie Mann sings "I'm a lady" as
comic carnival half lady-half man
Lennie Dale seen here who became
famous in Brazil, 1:01-3:02
RM as a Siamese Twin. 5:21-6:50
RM 1/2 Man-1/2 woman 12:21-14:30
Angela Martin Vent 16:36-18:11,
Lennie Dale(L Rosalie Mann)25:35-27:26
Connie Francis Takin A Chance On Love

1954 Rosalie Mann, 16, performs with
singer Harvey Norman, in show
at Asbury Park NJ. They would later
work as a comedy team in 1960.

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Billboard Jul 3, 1954, Review of National Startime TV show

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Ken Shapiro aka Kenny Sharpe
StarTime Kids-Groove Tube etc

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Rosalie Mann singing & then dancing at a Charity Fundraiser run by "Cousin Brucie"Morrow
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Dion was the other star at the Fundraiser with CousinBrucie, holding Dion's Album.
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Charity Fundraiser with Cousin Brucie (Morrow). Dion & the Belmonts Album Cover.

Click on Record to hear first half of Birthday Party on this page (About 50 seconds)


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Norman & Mann. HELD OVER. 13 May 1960, Pittsburgh Post_Gazette. Rosalie_Mann_Norman_Held_Over_13_may_1960_Pittsburgh_Post_Gazette.jpg

Singing a song together.              A tiny lady with big talent!
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I Think I lost something!

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Sing from the Diaphram!

Not just a pretty face!

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Singer Harvey Norman teamed up with Comic Stanley Dean and became a headline act who appeared throughout the country including Las Vegas, etc. For a time they were managed by Bobby Bernard and also worked for Phil-Web Attractions. Stanley Dean broke up the successful act around 1960 due to erratic behavior and gambling problems with Harvey Norman. Harvey Norman then teamed up with Rosalie as the comic, the act was a hit, but you can be sure there were problems with Harvey Norman. Stanley tried again because of all the work they had lined up. Work in Las Vegas, the Copa, etc. They then reunited to play the Ed Sullivan TV show. Harvey Norman was a wild and compulsive gambler and the act would break up again.
For more on Norman check out...

Comedy Team Norman and Dean appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, 1962-1963 (TV Series); Episode #16.42 (1963); Episode #16.5 (1962); S 15: Ep 42, August 18, 1963: with Della Reese, Matt Monro, Stan Kenton, Plus others

RosalieMann on TV with Bobby Rydell, Freddy Cannon. Phila Inquirer 24 Nov 1959
Rosalie Mann on Tour. News Journal, Ohio 16 Sept 1960. Teen Time USA.



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Birth: 19 Jul 1938, Died: 9 Apr 2009, Address: Staten Island, NYC

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