April 14, 1991 |
When he pops on screen or bounces on stage, and it's hard to imagine him anywhere else, you can almost hear an announcer's voice: "And here he is, the one, the only, MICKEY ROONEY!" He first appeared in vaudeville at age 17 months, and now, in his early 70s, he says, "When I open a refrigerator door and the light goes on, I want to perform." The highs of his life are a part of our culture: the Andy Hardy movies, "Boys Town" and the back-yard musicals with Judy Garland.
April 7, 1995 |
Child actors--whether they wind up in drug rehab or the director's chair--rarely if ever, overcome the haunting memory and fear of that early exploitation. Former child star Mickey Rooney ("Boys Town," the "Andy Hardy" series) has written a novel that is ferociously frank about that fear.
January 10, 1988
I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Dan Sullivan for starting the new year off correctly. My best wishes to you and yours. MICKEY ROONEY Westlake Village
February 13, 2005
From the Washington Post: The TV Column in the Feb. 8 Style section incorrectly described one of the Super Bowl commercials that were scrapped. The ad featured the bare bottom of Mickey Rooney, not Andy Rooney.
March 22, 1987 |
Bill Britt, who calls himself the "Happy Hermit of Chestnut Hill," is looking forward to being a little bit happier, even though he may be evicted from the wigwam he has been living in for 18 years near a reservoir in the well-off section of Boston. He says he will let Mickey Rooney portray him in a TV movie for $29 a week for life. "I can live anywhere on $29 a week as long as I have outdoor living," the hermit said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1997 |
Ventura County prosecutors have decided not to file domestic abuse charges against entertainer Mickey Rooney, who was arrested last month on suspicion of beating his wife. The 76-year-old actor and comedian was scheduled to appear in Ventura County Municipal Court on Tuesday morning for arraignment. But neither he nor his attorney were present when Deputy Dist. Atty. Patrice Koenig told a judge that prosecutors had decided not to file battery charges after reviewing the case.