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    Rest in Peace, Mickey Rooney (age 93)

    http://www.tmz.com/2014/04/06/mickey-rooney-dead/

    A long, productive, and laugh-filled life. Much thanks and rest in peace.
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    He did have a long career, and was involved with some beautiful women...eight marriages including one to Ava Gardner! I used to like to watch those old movies with him and Judy Garland.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/entert...rc=al_national

    Mickey Rooney, child actor who went on to lifetime of stardom, dies at 93

    By Adam Bernstein, Sunday, April 6, 10:31 PM

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    Thanks for the memories. R.I.P.

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    R.I.P. Mickey

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    RIP, Mickey! What a long, productive life he had!

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    Micky Rooney. Not bad....if you happen to like talent. RIP "Andy"
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    Wow. So who's left of the Old Guard?

    Olivia de Havilland's pretty much it now, isn't she? Ironic how she was the only main character to die in GWTW, yet she's outlived not only her co-stars, but just about everybody of her generation.

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    Luise Rainer is the other big star and at a stretch Maureen O'Hara

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    RIP Mickey.

    I once ran into his son by pure coincidence on the street in the town I study in. Craziest thing ever. We are still in touch.
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    New Article: What the critics had to say about Mickey Rooney. Reads:-

    In each picture he handled a different characterization — a gangster's son, a swell-headed jockey, and the adolescent son of Judge Hardy — and brought them off with the forthright expertness of a sophomoric Spencer Tracy. — Ed Sullivan, show biz column, 1938.

    Another factor in his success has been his consistently "all-out" performance in whatever role he has played. Hollywood jargon describes his talent as showmanship, made up about equally of huge vitality ("he tears himself apart in anything he does") and timing ("everything clicks in perfect.") Both equalities show in his "straight" acting, his singing, dancing, drumming and even in his notable mimicry. — New York Times, 1941.

    Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney were an unbeatable combination: they could do just about anything, and do it well — sing, dance, play instruments, act, mime. — "Gotta Sing Gotta Dance: A Pictorial History of Film Musicals," by John Kobal, 1970.

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    My favorite Mickey Rooney role was when he (at the age of 14,) played Puck in the 1935 version of a Midsummers Night's Dream.

    http://chexydecimal.com/wp-content/u...-OLD-PUCK-.jpg
    http://www.threemoviebuffs.com/asset...ghtsdream1.jpg

    I also loved him in It's a Mad, Mad World, although I once read that he detested making that movie...
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    A good article from CBS News. I always loved the fact that Walt Disney named Mickey Mouse after Mickey Rooney.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mickey-rooney-dead-at-93/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simone411 View Post
    A good article from CBS News. I always loved the fact that Walt Disney named Mickey Mouse after Mickey Rooney.
    Mickey Rooney claimed that Disney named Mickey Mouse after him, but Disney always said it was his wife Lillian who told him he should change Mortimer Mouse to Mickey Mouse. Jim Korkis has written a number of books about Disney, including some of the myths surrounding him. He discusses Rooney's claim in this excerpt from one of his books: http://www.mouseplanet.com/9587/The_...key_Mouse_Myth
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    Goodbye, dear boy, thanks for the memories!

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    RIP Mickey Rooney. The guy was HUGE during his prime years--three consecutive years as the #1 box office draw (starting in 1939--the golden year of movies). Truly a movie icon.

    Quote Originally Posted by gingercrush View Post
    Luise Rainer is the other big star and at a stretch Maureen O'Hara
    Child stars Dickie Moore (88), Jane Withers (88 in 4 days), and Gloria Jean (88 in 6 days!). Not a hugely familiar name, but Nancy Olson (Betty Schaefer from Sunset Boulevard) is 85.

    Luise Rainer...104! Wow!

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    Just read that his estate was worth only $18,000. One of his stepsons had been ordered to pay a nearly 3 million dollar settlement to Rooney after admitting that he and his wife had stolen from Rooney when they took over his finances years ago. The stepson later filed for bankruptcy, so the estate is likely to never receive the settlement. Very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duane View Post
    Just read that his estate was worth only $18,000. One of his stepsons had been ordered to pay a nearly 3 million dollar settlement to Rooney after admitting that he and his wife had stolen from Rooney when they took over his finances years ago. The stepson later filed for bankruptcy, so the estate is likely to never receive the settlement. Very sad.
    I just read about it on People's website. How sad. The estranged wife is disputing the will. She's going to spend more on the lawyer's fees than the estate is even worth.
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