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Posted on 04/06/2014 7:48:53 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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RIP Mr. Rooney.
You made millions happy if only for a moment...
awwwwwwwwww man that seriously SUCKS..condolences to his family
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.
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
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.
My all-time favorite actor by far. Even in recent years, he still seemed like a kid.
Another Hollywood Hero has passed.
He served for a short time in the U.S. army during WW2.
Gosh, I thought Mickey was a perpetual kid. I guess this means that all of us will die some day :( RIP Mickey.
Andy made us puke.
IMDB shows 1 film in current production and 2 in pre-production for 2014.
Not many stars are that active these days.
One more gone from the all-star cast of Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Can’t be many left now. R.I.P. Mickey.
Well yeah he does, except for the fact that between the two Walter is a nice guy.
Another good one is gone. RIP Mickey.
Howie Carr tomorrow at 4PM will be fun.
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.
Here is Mickey Rooney (short clip) http://www.celebritynetworth.com/video/golden-globes-history-with-ronald-reagan-jayne-mansfield-517247891/
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.
“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!”
Getting that is one thing but losing it.....
RIP Mr. Rooney
So sad. RIP. Gone are the days when Hollywood was a class act.
My friend use to live in his house, when Rick James lived in the bigger house on the property...
Another great one gone.
He will be missed.
Just looked it up. Thought Dorothy Provine might still be alive but no. They’re all gone.
Ava left him because he was cheating on her.
Beauty guarantees nothing.
Dang I’m stoopit sumbtimes.
Oh no. Rip.
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.
This is one where I’m terribly sorry; I didn’t know he was still among us.
And I’m stil dumb. Just got corrected.
It was the Mickey Rooney that I thought of...
“Bridges of Toko-Ri”
The Chopper rescue pilot with the ‘silk scarf’ and his loyal assistant Nestor(??)
Grace Kelly also.
RIP...gone to the Big W in the sky
I just looked up the spelling. It is Ooftus Goofus.
93 is a heck of a run. RIP.
I guess they are gonna have a heck of a show to put on now
May the angels sing him home
RIP. Saw this and immediately thought “aaaawwwww.”
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.
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.
also featuring William Holden, and a bunch of beautiful F9F Panthers and ‘Sandys’ ..
I have hope at 76 years and Rooney at 88 years entertaining.
I thought the same thing. Faking washing the dishes. She was advertising term life insurance if I recall.
RIP Mr. Rooney. You entertained our nation like few have done.
God bless you and your family.
That’s too bad. RIP
I’m sure there are some Japanese people in Heaven giving him what-for for his performance in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
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
RIP, Mickey. Thanks.
What a guy. Loved his stuff. We got to watch plenty of his early childhood movies in Film Lecture in college.