The high status actor Mickey Rooney is not with us anymore. He died of a protracted illness at the ripe old age of 93.
The man had nearly completed a century of lively times. He was the biggest box office star in the 1930s. That was when he made an appearance in the movies as a cocky teenage phenomenon.
Mickey breathed his last on Sunday at the age of 93. In his heyday, Mickey lived the fast life and became notorious for his excessive partying lifestyle. He changed spouses a total of eight times.
However, there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that he was the best as far as being a thespian is concerned. The man was a virtual dynamo and accomplished such tasks as others couldn’t even dream about on screen.
He was a capable and competent personality. An actress who worked closely with him had only praise and good words for him. She furthermore said that she would miss him very much.
Mickey Rooney had some sterling star-like qualities from day one. He appeared in a vaudeville act at the small age of two all dressed up in a dinner jacket. Then he became a good dancer and also told jokes in his acts.
After his parents’ divorce he stayed on with his mother who encouraged him to take on a career in films. Rooney played the Mickey McGuire role that spanned quite a few years. As a teen sensation, Mickey was positively brimming with energy.
While Mickey was a bit rude and brusque in his demeanor, his talent made up for this lack of refinement. You just couldn’t take your eyes off the screen when he appeared on it.
He got to work with Judy Garland who later appeared in “The Wizard of Oz”. And he also starred with Elizabeth Taylor. In his off-screen shenanigans, Mickey Rooney acted in a similar manner to the wild and woolly Justin Bieber of today.
This caused problems later on due to his gambling nature and failed marriages. He had ten children from his many wives and faced financial difficulties in his later years. Today he is not with us yet his memory lives on.