Monday, April 7, 2014

Legendary Actor Mickey Rooney Dies at 93

Legendary actor Mickey Rooney died yesterday at 93. He was born in 1920 and started to play in movies in 1926 at 6 years old...and since never stopped playing as he was still playing in a movie when he died. Not only he played in 340 movies ( unbelievable! ) but he's been through, literally, all Hollywood history from the Golden Era to modern days. He played too in Disney movies ( Pete the Dragon is the most famous ) and - believe it or not - he voiced Oswald the Rabbit in the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoons in 1929!

On the picture below Mickey arrives at the Grand Opening of Disney California Adventure on February 7, 2001.

The "concentrate of energy" Mickey Rooney put in his roles was unbelievable. Below, a great musical sequence from Babes on Broadway ( 1941 ) directed by genius musicals director Busby Berkeley in which he played with Judy Garland - Mickey appear at 25 sec.

One more thing: although he was short - 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m) - it didn't stopped him to marry at 21 with legendary actress and most beautiful woman in Hollywood at that time, Ava Gardner who was 19! Lucky man!

Pictures: copyright Disney, Warner

Video: copyright Warner Bros

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