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Legendary speaker Rose-Mary Rumbley recently kicked off summer events at not one but two Tradition Senior Living Communities.  She spoke on the “History of Entertainment in Dallas” at the Information Center for The Tradition-Lovers Lane, the senior community being built next door to Central Market.  And at The Tradition-Prestonwood, her talk was “Would you be surprised if I told you . . .? “    In both venues, packed audiences laughed until they cried – and learned.

 

At The Tradition-Lovers Lane Information Center, Rose-Mary particularly touched on the history of the area surrounding the senior living community that is under construction.  She recalled Louann’s and made everyone nostalgic for the popular dance hall and restaurant where young people convened from the 40s through the 60s.

 

 

My mother and father were both funny, and I grew up laughing with them around the dinner table.”

 

 

 

But mainly, she made people laugh. "My mother and father were both funny, and I grew up laughing with them around the dinner table," said humorist Rose-Mary, who is also an actress and an author.

 

She also grew up adoring “the stage.”  “My teacher would give me poems that I would memorize, and then recite before an audience.  I loved it!”

 

This love of performance led her to major in Speech and Theater at the University of North Texas, where she met her husband, Jack Rumbley, a drummer with the One O’Clock Lab Band.  After they graduated, and even after two babies, she would perform at Casa Mañana and the Dallas Summer Musicals.

 

Soon, word about her talent got out, and New York and Hollywood came to her, unusual for any budding actress.  She subsequently made several movies, including “Paper Moon,” where she played Tatum O’Neal’s aunt.

 

 

 

My teacher would give me poems that I would memorize, and then recite before an audience.

I loved it!

 

 

 

Her ensuing life reveals not only a superb acting talent but also a very fine mind. While teaching theater at Dallas Baptist University, she obtained her Ph.D. in Communications and Theater from UNT. “It took me 10 years!” she said.

 

A voracious reader (“I don’t watch television”), she is never lacking for speech subject matter. Her speeches turned into several books, including The Unauthorized History of Dallas and What! No Chili!! about food festivals in Texas.

 

Today at 80-plus, her schedule would exhaust most twenty-somethings. Rose-Mary often speaks four times a day, adding devotees along the way.

It is no wonder that this talented, “positive!” and funny woman prompts a frequent refrain from fans: “When I think of you, I always smile.”

 

 

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