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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

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To: Pan_Yan

RIP Mr. Rooney.

You made millions happy if only for a moment...


51 posted on 04/06/2014 8:13:12 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Pan_Yan

awwwwwwwwww man that seriously SUCKS..condolences to his family


52 posted on 04/06/2014 8:13:55 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Pan_Yan

Most of our fathers and even our fathers’ fathers never saw a Mickey Rooney movie, although Mickey Rooney did have greater market penetration among our fathers’ fathers’ fathers.

I think Sid Caesar, who died a couple months ago (at around the same age), had a bigger impact, although for some reason his name is considered less illustrious than Rooney, even though the later drooled too much for my taste. But I’ll miss Sid Caesar.


53 posted on 04/06/2014 8:14:49 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

Old Hollywood was much better than the crap we have now..now we have the likes of Miley Cyrus showing off her butt on TV everyday..a shame, stars like Mickey Rooney and Shirley Temple will be missed


54 posted on 04/06/2014 8:15:07 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Pan_Yan

One of Rooney’s films I always found nostalgic was a little crime film he starred in called “Quicksand” (1950). Perfect little late-show item. An old favorite. I also recall a silly comedy he did, “The Atomic Kid” (1954), in which he was a doofus who survived an atomic-bomb test, leading him to glow-in-the-dark and be pursued by spies. Used to be a common afternoon movie on tv for the kiddie set.

The only time I saw him in person was when he was touring with Ann Miller in that “Sugar Babies” revue in the 1980s. It was sort of a tribute to burlesque. Always heard Rooney was a bit of a nut, from people who encountered him. But I always enjoyed most of his work. That “Naked City” appearance he made (mentioned in a post above) was indeed terrific.


55 posted on 04/06/2014 8:15:12 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Pan_Yan

My all-time favorite actor by far. Even in recent years, he still seemed like a kid.


56 posted on 04/06/2014 8:15:23 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: Pan_Yan

Another Hollywood Hero has passed.

He served for a short time in the U.S. army during WW2.


57 posted on 04/06/2014 8:16:27 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (Politicians and diapers need to be changed for the same reason)
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To: Mastador1


kinda reminds of


58 posted on 04/06/2014 8:18:08 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Pan_Yan

Gosh, I thought Mickey was a perpetual kid. I guess this means that all of us will die some day :( RIP Mickey.


59 posted on 04/06/2014 8:18:10 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Mastador1

Andy made us puke.


60 posted on 04/06/2014 8:18:11 PM PDT by Jean2 (i)
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To: digger48

IMDB shows 1 film in current production and 2 in pre-production for 2014.

Not many stars are that active these days.


61 posted on 04/06/2014 8:19:46 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: Lizavetta

One more gone from the all-star cast of Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Can’t be many left now. R.I.P. Mickey.


62 posted on 04/06/2014 8:20:50 PM PDT by beelzepug ((you can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it))
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Well yeah he does, except for the fact that between the two Walter is a nice guy.


63 posted on 04/06/2014 8:21:30 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Pan_Yan

Another good one is gone. RIP Mickey.
Howie Carr tomorrow at 4PM will be fun.


64 posted on 04/06/2014 8:22:06 PM PDT by FXRP
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To: Pan_Yan

I recently watched National Velvet. Excellent job acting by Mickey R. and Elizabeth Taylor. Also, watched Black Stallion, and Mickey was really good in that. I remember watching Black Stallion for the first time and being surprised that Mickey Rooney was still alive back, then..... But I don’t follow Hollywood very much.


65 posted on 04/06/2014 8:22:40 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Pan_Yan
What a shame. The stories this man could tell. MGM, married EIGHT times (!), including to Ava Gardner; working with Judy Garland, Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy, Audrey Hepburn, Clark Gable ...

Here is Mickey Rooney (short clip) http://www.celebritynetworth.com/video/golden-globes-history-with-ronald-reagan-jayne-mansfield-517247891/

66 posted on 04/06/2014 8:22:43 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Mickey Rooney and Shirley Temple were regulars in my early days. They will both be missed as American icons. I will never forget his role in “Boy’s Town” with Spencer Tracy.


67 posted on 04/06/2014 8:24:20 PM PDT by kempster
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

“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!”

Ava Gardner.....WOW!
Getting that is one thing but losing it.....

RIP Mr. Rooney


68 posted on 04/06/2014 8:24:40 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Pan_Yan

So sad. RIP. Gone are the days when Hollywood was a class act.


69 posted on 04/06/2014 8:25:58 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Pan_Yan

checking...

My friend use to live in his house, when Rick James lived in the bigger house on the property...


70 posted on 04/06/2014 8:27:33 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Pan_Yan

R.I.P.


71 posted on 04/06/2014 8:28:08 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Pan_Yan

RIP Mickey.

Another great one gone.

He will be missed.


72 posted on 04/06/2014 8:28:35 PM PDT by moviefan8
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To: beelzepug

Just looked it up. Thought Dorothy Provine might still be alive but no. They’re all gone.


73 posted on 04/06/2014 8:28:57 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: mowowie

Ava left him because he was cheating on her.

Beauty guarantees nothing.


74 posted on 04/06/2014 8:29:08 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: yarddog
:""Ooftus Doofus""....
METV is running 'The Naked City' on Sunday nights....Thanks I'll watch out for it...
75 posted on 04/06/2014 8:29:29 PM PDT by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: Pan_Yan

Dang I’m stoopit sumbtimes.

Wrong Mickey....


76 posted on 04/06/2014 8:29:51 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Pan_Yan

Oh no. Rip.


77 posted on 04/06/2014 8:30:40 PM PDT by Gefn (All good kitties go to the Rainbow Bridge;Holly 2/1999-12/2013)
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To: BCrago66

My father’s father’s father lived from 1834-1917. I am in my forties. My dad watched Mickey Rooney movies, I am sure (there were so many of them). I seem to remember talking to him about his movies. Sid Caesar may have had a bigger impact, I suppose, being one of the early TV stars.


78 posted on 04/06/2014 8:31:06 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Pan_Yan

RIP.

This is one where I’m terribly sorry; I didn’t know he was still among us.


79 posted on 04/06/2014 8:31:14 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Pan_Yan

And I’m stil dumb. Just got corrected.

It was the Mickey Rooney that I thought of...


80 posted on 04/06/2014 8:31:23 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Pan_Yan

“Bridges of Toko-Ri”

The Chopper rescue pilot with the ‘silk scarf’ and his loyal assistant Nestor(??)

Grace Kelly also.


81 posted on 04/06/2014 8:33:16 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".))
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To: Pan_Yan

RIP...gone to the Big W in the sky


82 posted on 04/06/2014 8:34:20 PM PDT by Despot of the Delta
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To: virgil283

I just looked up the spelling. It is Ooftus Goofus.


83 posted on 04/06/2014 8:34:57 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Pan_Yan

93 is a heck of a run. RIP.


84 posted on 04/06/2014 8:35:40 PM PDT by DemforBush (The scourge of mariachis and polka bands everywhere.)
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To: Pan_Yan

I guess they are gonna have a heck of a show to put on now

May the angels sing him home


85 posted on 04/06/2014 8:36:11 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Pan_Yan

RIP. Saw this and immediately thought “aaaawwwww.”


86 posted on 04/06/2014 8:36:38 PM PDT by MCH
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To: dfwgator
Just watched the highly-under-rated Human Comedy a few weeks ago, on TCM. It was some conciliation that Rooney was still breathing.

A triple threat who could act, too, when given half a chance, and not just ape, which is what he was usually called upon to do. A career longer than Bob Hope's?

Imagine. Woodrow Wilson was closing out his final term, with Edith really running things, when he was born.

87 posted on 04/06/2014 8:36:55 PM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
I guess you don't remember how this commercial ends?

-PJ

88 posted on 04/06/2014 8:38:21 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I liked Mickey a *whole lot* more than Andy. Which was easy, since I didn’t Andy.

I recall an interview with Mickey in his later years. He said, with all sincerity, that he loved each woman he married, when he married her. He just loved women.

A very interesting gentleman to see interviewed.


89 posted on 04/06/2014 8:42:46 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: xrmusn

also featuring William Holden, and a bunch of beautiful F9F Panthers and ‘Sandys’ ..


90 posted on 04/06/2014 8:44:47 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Pan_Yan

RIP, Mickey.


91 posted on 04/06/2014 8:46:07 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Prospero

I have hope at 76 years and Rooney at 88 years entertaining.


92 posted on 04/06/2014 8:48:29 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: wideawake
It was disturbing and sad to watch.

I thought the same thing. Faking washing the dishes. She was advertising term life insurance if I recall.

93 posted on 04/06/2014 8:53:59 PM PDT by Antoninus II
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To: Pan_Yan

RIP Mr. Rooney. You entertained our nation like few have done.

God bless you and your family.


94 posted on 04/06/2014 8:57:48 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Pan_Yan

That’s too bad. RIP


95 posted on 04/06/2014 8:58:51 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: Pan_Yan

I’m sure there are some Japanese people in Heaven giving him what-for for his performance in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

RIP, Mickey.


96 posted on 04/06/2014 8:59:43 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: freedumb2003

you know, you expect it because of their age and are thankful and amazed they are still around, but when it happens, I’m still saying DANG... too bad he couldn’t hang around a while longer. RIP buddy


97 posted on 04/06/2014 9:00:25 PM PDT by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: Pan_Yan
About thirty years back, wife and I were spending a couple of days at the Downingtown Inn, outside of Philly, then partially owned by Mickey Rooney - were having a quiet supper in the hotel dining room when in from a side door came Mickey himself - sits down at the piano, spins off three or four tunes, then gets up and leaves, all without a word - nice evening......

RIP, Mickey. Thanks.

98 posted on 04/06/2014 9:01:06 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Pan_Yan

What a guy. Loved his stuff. We got to watch plenty of his early childhood movies in Film Lecture in college.


99 posted on 04/06/2014 9:01:38 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I support Joe Carr in the TN GOP Primary against Lamar!)
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To: Lizavetta

A classic.


100 posted on 04/06/2014 9:03:53 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I support Joe Carr in the TN GOP Primary against Lamar!)
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