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  • The Mickey Rooney Role Nobody Wants to Talk Much About

    04/09/2014 3:52:33 PM PDT · by BBell · 60 replies
    blogs.wsj.com ^ | Apr 8, 2014 | Jeff Yang or Tao Jones
    At the age of 93, actor Mickey Rooney has passed away. As his many lengthy eulogies have made abundantly clear, his was a life of stratospheric highs and humiliating lows. He was one of the biggest stars in the world as a teen; he fell into bankruptcy and irrelevancy as an adult. He reinvented himself and rebounded. He crashed and burned. Few lives have had as many epic twists and turns, making his obituaries obsessively engrossing reading.
  • Mickey Rooney’s Greatest Roles: Patriot and Man of Faith

    04/09/2014 11:30:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/09/2014 | Larry Provost
    Actor Mickey Rooney (1920-2014) was a man of great patriotism and faith. These were his greatest roles. The number one box office star in America during the greatest years of the Hollywood Golden Age, 1939-1941, was not Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Judy Garland, or even Jimmy Stewart. It was Mickey Rooney. Rooney died Sunday at age 93. His acting career, begun on Vaudeville and matured in Hollywood, spanned over 90 years and ten decades. Mickey Rooney starred in over 300 films and was one of the last surviving stars of the silent film era. Rooney was awarded an Honorary Oscar...
  • Mickey Rooney: A long and remarkable career in film, TV (RIP, age 93)

    04/07/2014 7:37:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/07/2014 | By Susan King
    One of the last remaining stars of Hollywood's golden era, Mickey Rooney was born to vaudeville parents, and appeared with them onstage by the age of 1. He became a star when he was signed to play the part of comic book hero Mickey McGuire in a series of successful shorts that began in 1927 with "Mickey's Circus" and ended with "Mickey's Derby Day" in 1936. But it was at MGM in the 1930s that the diminutive dynamo hit real fame, particularly with the "Andy Hardy" movie series that launched in 1937. While at MGM he earned Oscar nominations for...
  • Mickey Rooney Dead at 93

    04/06/2014 7:48:53 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 189 replies
    TMZ ^ | April 6, 2014 | TMZ
    Mickey Rooney, who spent nearly his entire life in the show business, died today. He was 93.
  • Mickey Rooney Gets Restraining Order Against Stepson Accused of Withholding Meds

    02/16/2011 8:13:08 AM PST · by MissTed · 53 replies
    AP ^ | 2/16/11 | Staff
    A judge has granted Mickey Rooney a temporary restraining order from his stepson, who is accused in court filings of withholding food and medicine from the 90-year-old veteran actor and meddling in his personal finances. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Reva Goetz approved the stay-away order on Monday after attorneys for Rooney sought protection for the Academy Award-nominated actor, claiming he lives in fear of stepson Chris Aber. "All I want to do is live a peaceful life, to regain my life and be happy," Rooney wrote in a statement. "I pray to God each day to protect us, help...
  • CNN: Conservatives Have Upper Hand on Twitter

    08/21/2009 6:47:53 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies · 963+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 21, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    There is no big mystery about Twitter. Anybody with access to the Web can use it. In fact, just to keep things in perspective about this CNN Political Ticker story on how conservatives somehow have the upper hand on Twitter, be sure to watch this video of Ben Stiller explaining the "glories" of Twitter to a skeptical Mickey Rooney. Here are some of Rooney's classic remarks about Twitter in response to Stiller's explanations: "Do you find this fun and interesting?""I don't find that entertaining." "How do you get caught up on Tweets?""Can children do it?"
  • Mickey Rooney was Born This Day In History: 9-23-1920

    09/23/2005 1:00:59 PM PDT · by M. Espinola · 75 replies · 1,675+ views
    The Hollywood News ^ | September, 23rd, 2005 | Terri Knudsen
    On this day in 1920 actor Joe Yule Jr - better known as Mickey Rooney - was born in Brooklyn, New York to Scottish-born vaudevillain/actor Joe Yule and Nell Carter. Mickey was best known in his youth for playing Andy Hardy with Judy Garland in cheerfully naïve musicals that usually ended up in an impromptu musical show. Joe Yule Jr legally changed his name in 1932 to Mickey Rooney. Making his stage debut with his parents at the age of 15 months, it may not be a surprise that he ended up an actor. He was taught to sing, dance,...
  • Page 2 - The Super Bowl Ads You Won't See

    01/08/2005 2:54:57 PM PST · by cdbull23 · 11 replies · 2,366+ views
    ESPN ^ | Friday, January 7, 2005 | Page 2
    We're living in a post-Nipplegate world -- and apparently it's only going to get worse. In case you haven't heard, Fox has already rejected a Super Bowl ad starring Mickey Rooney for Airborne, the natural cold remedy. Why? Well, in the ad, the 84-year-old Rooney is in a sauna. Someone behind him coughs. He overreacts, jumps up, screams, heads for the door, and drops his towel. His bare bum is exposed for two seconds or so. Clearly scandalous. Who doesn't want to see Mickey Rooney's bare behind? Turns out the Mickey Rooney commercial isn't the only new ad that's already...