Monday, 7 April 2014

OBITUARY - MICKEY ROONEY (1920-2014)


Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized, eternally-cheerful dynamo whose film career spanned 9 decades, has died in California aged 93. TMZ reported that he had been ill for some time.

The Life & Times of Mickey Rooney

Rooney as a child star aged 6

With Judy Garland in a publicity still for Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)

With Jean Harlow in Riff-Raff (1935)

With the "Queen" of MGM, Norma Shearer, with whom Rooney was embroiled in a scandalous 
affair in the late 1930s

Rooney (far left) with fellow MGM stars L-R Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Lionel
Barrymore, Clark Gable, studio boss Louis B.Mayer, Rosalind Russell, William Powell &
Robert Taylor at Lionel Barrymore's birthday celebrations in 1939

With first wife Ava Gardner

With Elizabeth Taylor in National Velvet

Feeding the troops chow at one of Bob Hope's USO shows during the Korean War

In The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1955)

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

With Steve Cochran and Mamie Van Doren

With Marilyn Monroe

With sixth wife Marge

Mickey in 2010 with wife Jan

8-times married, Rooney was survived by his 8th wife, Jan (they married in 1978) and 8 of his 9 children. In 2013 Rooney and Jan separated. Nevertheless, she was by his side when he passed, surrounded by family, at his home in North Hollywood.

Mickey Rooney
September 23, 1920 - April 6, 2014)

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