Sunday, April 06, 2014

Mickey Rooney

A lot of people have asked me how short I am. Since my last divorce, I think I'm about $100,000 short - Mickey Rooney
We lost a five foot two giant in Hollywood today. Mickey Rooney was born Joseph Yule, Jr. on September 23, 1920. He received multiple awards, including a Juvenile Academy Award, an Honorary Academy Award, two Golden Globes and an Emmy Award.

I was a thirteen-year-old boy for thirty years - Mickey Rooney 

Working as a performer since he was a child, he was a superstar as a teenager for the films in which he played Andy Hardy, and he has had one of the longest careers of any actor, spanning 92 years actively making films in ten decades, from the 1920s to the 2010s. For a younger generation of fans, he gained international fame for his leading role as Henry Dailey in The Family Channel's The Adventures of the Black Stallion.

Rooney appeared in three other television series': 

The Mickey Rooney Show (1954-1955)

A comedy sit-com in 1964 with Sanunee Tong called Mickey

And One of the Boys in 1982 with Dana Carvey and Nathan Lane

In 1981, Rooney won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of a mentally challenged man in Bill.
Rooney provided the voices for four Christmas TV animated/stop action specials: Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970),

The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)

Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979), and A Miser Brothers' Christmas (2008)—always playing Santa Claus.

Mickey Rooney plays hated TV clown Sammy Hogarth in a "Playhouse 90'' drama, written by Rod Serling and filmed live in 1957.

Good Night Mr. Rooney
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Tony Figueroa
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