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Mickey Rooney Dead at 93
TMZ ^ | April 6, 2014 | TMZ

Posted on 04/06/2014 7:48:53 PM PDT by Pan_Yan

Mickey Rooney, who spent nearly his entire life in the show business, died today. He was 93.

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1 posted on 04/06/2014 7:48:53 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

That is an AWWW MANNN! if there ever was one.

RIP and prayers for the family....


2 posted on 04/06/2014 7:49:52 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Another one died that I had not known was still alive. Too bad our media ignores the old stars


3 posted on 04/06/2014 7:49:58 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Pan_Yan

RIP. The history of this man’s life is the history of his craft for a very, very long time.


4 posted on 04/06/2014 7:50:36 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: freedumb2003

AWWW MANNN! was my first reaction, too ...

But what a life!


5 posted on 04/06/2014 7:50:55 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Pan_Yan

RIP

As of a second ago, Wikipedia did not have this.


6 posted on 04/06/2014 7:50:58 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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Rest Well Gentleman...


7 posted on 04/06/2014 7:51:29 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: ClearCase_guy

Just went up on Twitter about 10 minutes ago. I waited until a semi-legit website had it.


8 posted on 04/06/2014 7:51:50 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Andy Rooney died at 92 a few years ago. Something about those longevity genes and the Rooney name.


9 posted on 04/06/2014 7:52:02 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Pan_Yan

Rest In Peace and our prayers are with your loved ones, Mr. Rooney. Thank you for how you used your God-given talent.


10 posted on 04/06/2014 7:52:31 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Definitely needs Breaking News. One of the last links to classic showbiz.


11 posted on 04/06/2014 7:52:32 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Pan_Yan

this man understood camera work and how acting translated into screen better than any director who ever lived


12 posted on 04/06/2014 7:53:09 PM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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To: Pan_Yan

How sad. Another of the old Hollywood guard is gone.Great performance in its a mad,mad,mad world.


13 posted on 04/06/2014 7:53:16 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: GeronL

from a quick peek at IMBD, it looks like he was still working.


14 posted on 04/06/2014 7:53:51 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Pan_Yan

He acted in 10 straight decades and was the last living major star to be in a silent movie.


15 posted on 04/06/2014 7:55:09 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: Pan_Yan

I believe he started a school at some point and IIRC, also fought for child actors and actresses who were “robbed”.


16 posted on 04/06/2014 7:55:22 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Pan_Yan; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; Chigirl 26; flaglady47; M Kehoe; 3D-JOY; gonzo; ...
In my life, there was always Mickey Rooney...and there will ALWAYS be Mickey Rooney.

Leni

17 posted on 04/06/2014 7:55:45 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Our greatness - built upon our freedom - is moral not material)
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To: Pan_Yan

I remember him on a TV show, I think it was “Naked City” but I could be wrong. He played a guy called Ooftus Gooftus. He literally had me crying by the end.

A really good actor, make that great actor.


18 posted on 04/06/2014 7:56:30 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Pan_Yan
Mickey Rooney, who spent nearly his entire life in the show business, died today. He was 93.

93 years and never worked a day in his life. Talk about a dream life.

Just kidding! I'm sure it takes it out of a guy to read the same sentence fifty times to get it right.

Just kidding again!

RIP, Mickey.

19 posted on 04/06/2014 7:57:56 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Pan_Yan
Mickey Rooney was born Joe Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. .... His best movies were the ' Andy Hardy' movies......so good.
20 posted on 04/06/2014 7:58:02 PM PDT by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: Pan_Yan
Good Lord

Godspeed Mickey!

21 posted on 04/06/2014 7:59:09 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: MinuteGal

Now I’ll never hear the Animaniacs’ song in the same way again....

It’s a great big universe
And we’re all really puny
We’re just tiny little specks
About the size of Mickey Rooney

RIP


22 posted on 04/06/2014 7:59:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Andy Rooney died at 92 a few years ago. Something about those longevity genes and the Rooney name.

Yeah but Mickey made us laugh, Andy made us..............

23 posted on 04/06/2014 7:59:36 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

He would make us laugh, he would make us cry.


24 posted on 04/06/2014 8:01:15 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Mastador1

Cranky?


25 posted on 04/06/2014 8:01:15 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Pan_Yan

26 posted on 04/06/2014 8:01:17 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: GeronL

He was in bad shape. His ninth or tenth wife had him doing local cable TV commercials which she starred in while he walked back and forth wordlessly in the background. It was disturbing and sad to watch.


27 posted on 04/06/2014 8:01:41 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Pan_Yan

He was married - for a time - to Ava Gardner - felt by many to be the most beautiful woman ever. For that alone, I salute Mr. Rooney!


28 posted on 04/06/2014 8:02:24 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Pan_Yan

RIP.
He had a long and fruitful career.


29 posted on 04/06/2014 8:02:32 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Pan_Yan
My dad mentioned several times almost getting into a fight with Mr Rooney in some bar & grill in Sherman Oaks back in the fifties. Never could get the details.

RIP.

30 posted on 04/06/2014 8:03:04 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Pan_Yan

RIP


31 posted on 04/06/2014 8:03:35 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

And also immortalized by Ray Davies and the Kinks in the song “Celluloid Heroes”:

If you covered him with garbage
George Sanders would still have style
And if you stamped on Mickey Rooney
He would still turn round and smile
But please don’t tread on dearest Marilyn
Cause she’s not very tough
She should have been made of iron or steel
But she was only made of flesh and blood


32 posted on 04/06/2014 8:03:54 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: GeronL; All

He had been reported as dead at least 4 times I know of.

If it’s true this time, then I sent prayers for his family, for we’ve lost another great one.


33 posted on 04/06/2014 8:04:23 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: yarddog

When I think of Mickey, I always think of this scene from “The Human Comedy”, as gut-wrenching a scene as you’ll ever watch, and great acting from him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2PKTEgsvBQ


34 posted on 04/06/2014 8:04:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Pan_Yan

RIP Mickey...prayers to his family.


35 posted on 04/06/2014 8:05:01 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Pan_Yan
That's one heck of a good run.

RIP.

36 posted on 04/06/2014 8:05:57 PM PDT by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: digger48

See #27


37 posted on 04/06/2014 8:06:13 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: dfwgator

He was awesome with Jackie Gleason in Requiem for a Heavyweight as well.


38 posted on 04/06/2014 8:07:21 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Cranky?

Truthfully? Those eyebrows just weirded me out, always had trouble concentrating on what he said.

39 posted on 04/06/2014 8:08:08 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

My dad’s got a barn. My mom can make the costumes. Let’s put on a play!

Garland/Rooney. Name any of their teen movies. Hardy.


40 posted on 04/06/2014 8:08:19 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Pan_Yan

RIP Mr. Rooney


41 posted on 04/06/2014 8:08:20 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Pan_Yan

R.I.P., Mickey.


42 posted on 04/06/2014 8:08:27 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Pan_Yan

Rest in peace friend.


43 posted on 04/06/2014 8:09:02 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: dfwgator

I think I enjoyed his “Andy Hardy” stories best. They were light hearted, easy to watch and pleasant to remember.


44 posted on 04/06/2014 8:09:05 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

45 posted on 04/06/2014 8:09:05 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Billthedrill

back when howood actually boosted the American dream and the American family....


46 posted on 04/06/2014 8:09:34 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Pan_Yan

Met him in person when I was working at channel 7 (WJHG-TV) in Panama City, FL
He came by to plug a local live show he was doing with his wife. He was a very warm, down-home kinda’ guy. He will be greatly missed here in the CONSERVATIVE Florida panhandle.


47 posted on 04/06/2014 8:10:21 PM PDT by capt. norm
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To: virgil283

I won $100 for knowing that back in college. Long time ago. (Actually, my mother knew. I just phoned the radio station with the answer.)


48 posted on 04/06/2014 8:11:57 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: MinuteGal
Good evening lovely lady.

Thanks for the ping.

RIP Mr. Rooney.

5.56mm

49 posted on 04/06/2014 8:12:18 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Pan_Yan
The greatest male entertainer of the 20th Century; his frequent movie partner Judy Garland the greatest female entertainer.
50 posted on 04/06/2014 8:13:05 PM PDT by twister881
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