Rosemary Clooney has undergone successful lung cancer surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., her agent said. The 73-year-old singer and former TV personality had the upper lobe of her left lu

Rosemary Clooney has undergone successful lung cancer surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., her agent said. The 73-year-old singer and former TV personality had the upper lobe of her left lung removed on Friday. She was diagnosed with lung cancer the previous day during a regular physical exam.

Clooney's agent, Allen Sviridoff, said yesterday (Jan. 13) that she was talking and laughing with her family the day after the surgery. She's expected to be hospitalized about 10 more days.

Clooney was scheduled to appear at the Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Feb. 27, where she's nominated to win her first Grammy and is scheduled to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. She's up for best traditional pop vocal album for "Sentimental Journey - The Girl Singer and Her New Big Band." She also was nominated for the award in 1997 for traditional pop vocal performance.


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