Roxanne Rosedale ~ The Beat The Clock Model

 Roxanne Rosedale

Roxanne Rosedale was an actress and model who appeared on the game show Beat The Clock

She was born Delores Evelyn Rosedale on March 20, 1929 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After graduating from Central High School she studied fashion design and worked as a a dental assistant. In 1949 she came in second in the Miss Minneapolis beauty pageant. Then she moved to New York City and became a Conover model. Roxanne made her television debut in 1948 on the game show Winner Take All. It was canceled after two seasons. Her big break came in 1950 when she was offered a job as the assistant on the game show Beat The Clock. She introduced the contestants and took pictures with her trademark Sylvania camera. The show was a huge success and she became a popular television star. Roxanne was named "The Most Glamorous Girl On TV" in 1952. The shapely blonde was five foot, eight inches tall with measurements of 36-23-34. She was featured on dozens of magazine covers including People Today, Life, and TV Guide. At the height of her career she earned more than $1000 a week and even had her own doll. There are rumors that Beat The Clock host Bud Collyer was jealous of her popularity. Roxanne wanted to become a serious actress so she began taking acting lessons with Lee Strasberg.

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She appeared on the TV series Crime Photographer and in the film The Seven Year Itch (she was billed as Dolores Rosedale). On March 13, 1954 she married Minneapolis businessman Tom Roddy. When she became pregnant in 1955 she decided to leave Beat The Clock. Her daughter, Anne, was born in late 1955. The following year she starred on Broadway in A Hatful Of Rain. Then she had a small part in the 1957 crime drama The Young Don't Cry. Soon after she decided to retire from acting. Roxanne and her family moved back to her hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She and Tom had four more children - Thomas, Benjamin, Michael, and Elizabeth. In an interview she said "When I married and started the family I made the choice I wanted to make. I had lots of successful years in show business but I didn't want to make a life of it." During the 1970s she worked at Schlampp's & Sons Furriers and occasionally modeled. Her marriage to Tom ended in 1979. Then she married Stanley Shanedling, a judge. Roxanne continued to live in Minnesota where she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. On May 2, 2024 she died at the age of ninety-five.

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With Bud Collyer on Beat The Clock

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