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    Legendary Actor Mickey Rooney Dies at 93 (Report)


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    Aw. A true Legend. He will be missed by generations of people he gave so much to.

    R.I.P. Micky

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    Awww....and the world just got a little dimmer today....

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    Love him. He starred in a very underrated/never shown/isn't even on DVD for sale (just VHS) Christmas movie called It Came Upon the Midnight Clear - one of my favorites...RIP Mr. Rooney...
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    He was great in Babe 2: Pig in the city. Al Jazeera America just reported that he turned down the role of Archie Bunker.

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    My Mickey Rooney favorites are Little Lord Fauntleroy and National Velvet. DH and I saw Mickey with Ann Miller in the musical review Sugar Babies at the Fisher Theatre (Detroit) when the show was touring nationally in late '70s/early '80s.
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    I love all the Andy Hardy movies. Never tire of watching them. Yeah, they're corny...but so am I.

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    Legendary actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93
    By Alan Duke and Todd Leopold, CNN
    updated 2:33 PM EDT, Mon April 7, 2014


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    The diminutive 5-foot, 2-inch Rooney began his acting career shortly after his first birthday, appearing on vaudeville stages with his parents. He was born Joseph Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York.

    His parents split when he was young, but spurred by his mother, he soon found himself in Hollywood. Before he was 10, he was a star, appearing in dozens of shorts based on the popular "Mickey McGuire" strip


    http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/07/showbi...y-rooney-obit/
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    Mickey Rooney was still Andy Hardy to Americans, despite a life of turmoil
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Monday, April 7, 2014, 1:21 AM


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    Despite a life with more wreckage than Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears combined, Mickey Rooney somehow never stopped being Andy Hardy.


    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...icle-1.1748029
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    Mickey Rooney, with gumption and grit, put on a show
    By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
    April 7, 2014, 4:00 a.m.


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    Rooney seems to have come by his trademark industriousness and resilience honestly. He was born Joe Yule Jr., the son of two vaudevillians who took constant movement and hard knocks as a matter of course. He began his stage career as a toddler and his first film role came in 1926 when, at age 6, he apparently played a midget in something called "Not to Be Trusted."


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    Quote Originally Posted by oh_gal View Post
    I love all the Andy Hardy movies. Never tire of watching them. Yeah, they're corny...but so am I.

    Totally agree -- about the Andy Hardy movies !

    those movies !
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    Yes, he was making silent movies in the 1920s and films in the 2010s so he appeared in movies in 10 different decades.

    Strangely, I only have one Mickey Rooney movie on DVD and I just happened to watch it last night before I heard that he had died. It's a 1950 crime film entitled Quicksand that he made when he was 29 or 30. The movie isn't a comedy as you might suspect from Mr. Rooney and is actually quite good.

    Ava was some dish.

    R.I.P. Mickey
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    He was married 8 times which tied him with bandleader Artie Shaw, Lana Turner, Larry King and Elizabeth Taylor, although some say she should tally 7.5 since she wed Richard Burton twice. All are behind Zsa Zsa Gabor with 9.

    Ava Gardner was married to both Rooney and Shaw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STANDREID View Post
    He was married 8 times which tied him with bandleader Artie Shaw, Lana Turner, Larry King and Elizabeth Taylor, although some say she should tally 7.5 since she wed Richard Burton twice. All are behind Zsa Zsa Gabor with 9.

    Ava Gardner was married to both Rooney and Shaw.
    Make that 7.5 for Turner and King also since they remarried ex-spouses.

    Broadway composer Alan Jay Lerner also married 8 women.
    This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.


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    EXCLUSIVE - A tearful last message of love to the wife 'he was kept from' and a vicious family war over his cash: The wretched last days of screen legend Mickey Rooney who died 'choking on his food'

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...r-funeral.html

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