Pat isn't the only renowned singer in Debby's family. Debby says her mother-in-law, acclaimed singer Rosemary Clooney, was a big influence on the family. "It was miraculous the way she loved my kids. The way she lit up like a Christmas tree every time they walked in the room," she says. "Anybody that's ever had the experience of somebody delighting in you like that, it's miraculous."
To honor her mother-in-law, Debby has recorded a number of Rosemary's songs on an album called Reflections of Rosemary
. "I chose songs that either she performed or had something to do with her," she says. "I tell my stories and I share her and myself because it's my life and it's very authentic."
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Published on October 19, 2010