Charlie and Rose were married for 32 years when he died in 1970 (it was mentioned in the 1985 pilot episode that Charlie had been dead for 15 years).It was mentioned on the episode, "Job Hunting" that she had been a housewife for 32 years.
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In the late-first-season episode Job Hunting, Dorothy states that Rose is 55 years old in 1986, which would put her birth year in 1930 or 1931.
This makes her 54 or 55 when the series begins and 62 when the final season of The Golden Palace goes off the air in 1993.
She gave the cat to a little boy in the supermarket shortly after meeting Blanche.
Blanche offered her the room after seeing this kind act, and Rose moved in.
Dorothy Zbornak found out that Rourke was a fraud who repeatedly conned army wives out of their money, but couldn't tell Rose in time.
As it turned out, Rose turned down his offer because, although she enjoyed reminiscing with him, she didn't love him.
Charlie and Rose fell in love at a Glenn Miller dance (though it wasn't his orchestra, it was Dick Singleton and the Single Tones), got engaged in 1946 and married in 1948. Charlie and Rose had a long and happy marriage and had five children: Bridget Nylund, Gunilla Nylund (pronounced "Janella"), Kirsten Adams, Adam Nylund, and Charlie Nylund, Jr..
Charley Adams was Rose's granddaughter, and Kirsten's daughter.
His heart attack came when he and Rose were in bed together, and this gave Rose a fear of sexual intimacy for several years thereafter.