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Mickey Rooney, Legendary Actor,
Dies at 93

Variety, by Carmel Dagan

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Posted By:ketchuplover, 4/6/2014 11:52:45 PM

Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized actor who was one of MGM’s giant box office attractions in the late ’30s and early ’40s, died on Sunday. He was 93. As adept at comedy as drama and an excellent singer and dancer, Rooney was regarded as the consummate entertainer. During a prolific career on stage and screen that spanned eight decades (“I’ve been working all my life, but it seems longer,” he once said), he was nominated for four Academy Awards and received two special Oscars, the Juvenile Award in 1939 (shared with Deanna Durbin) and one in 1983 for his body of work.

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Many positive memories of this talented actor.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: annie xango, 4/7/2014 12:05:55 AM     (No. 9800490)

RIP, Mickey..wonderful memories from a great talent...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: gloating, 4/7/2014 12:08:50 AM     (No. 9800491)

One of my favorite actors. He was a huge talent. RIP Mickey. You were a class act.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TXknitter, 4/7/2014 12:10:44 AM     (No. 9800493)

You know, he was so rare in Hollywood. He could do it ALL.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rlcnutter, 4/7/2014 12:12:52 AM     (No. 9800495)

Mickey Rooney was a far better actor than many gave him credit for. His biggest misfortune, it appears, was his height, which kept him from consideration for many more challenging roles. His unfortunate turn as the Japanese neighbor in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY´S is the kind of role that was left for him after his "cute" teen years as Andy Hardy had run its course. Rest in Peace, Mickey. You will be well remembered.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: gloating, 4/7/2014 12:21:04 AM     (No. 9800499)

Enjoy this one. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HdzGdNf8H4k

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ladyhawke, 4/7/2014 12:33:10 AM     (No. 9800507)

Sad, but he lived a long and fruitful life!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 4/7/2014 12:37:23 AM     (No. 9800510)

...and with 8 wives, I can only imagine the conversations that will be had on "the other side"...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: akudaq, 4/7/2014 12:43:21 AM     (No. 9800512)

He was wonderful in 1979´s "The Black Stallion" as the irascible old jockey/trainer for the young Kelly Reno.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: PI65, 4/7/2014 1:06:20 AM     (No. 9800525)

I enjoyed 1954´s The Bridge at Toko-Ri

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 4/7/2014 1:07:38 AM     (No. 9800527)

I recall an interview with Sir Laurence Olivier, where he was asked whom the greatest living actor was, and his reply was "Mickey Rooney." He was serious.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Japanorama, 4/7/2014 3:34:01 AM     (No. 9800569)

A giant man in a small body.
R.I.P., Mickey.

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