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Rosemary Clooney Has Lung Cancer

Rosemary Clooney, the 73-year-old crooner known as “The Girl Singer” in her youth, underwent successful lung cancer surgery at the Mayo Clinic last Friday, January 11. The upper lobe of her left lung was removed.

Clooney was diagnosed with cancer the day before while undergoing a regular physical exam. Her agent, Allen Sviridoff, said Clooney was talking and laughing with her family the day after the surgery. She’s expected to be hospitalized about 10 more days.

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