NPR logo

Rosie the Riveter

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Rose Will Monroe, who became the famous "Rosie the Riveter" during WWII, died on Saturday in Clarksville, Indiana, at the age of 77. Linda speaks with Monroe's daughter, Vicki Jarvis, about the chance meeting with actor Walter Pidgeon that turned Monroe into the star of promtional films for war bonds. Monroe was working as a riveter in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and fit the profile of the hit song "Rosie the Riveter" by Kay Kyser.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.