Monday, April 7, 2014
Mickey Rooney, RIP -- April 7, 2014
I came home from a rosary for my father-in-law and learned that Mickey Rooney had died. I was recently thinking about how he was one of the last living people who had starred in a silent movie, in his case a series of Mickey McGuire short comedies. He may also have been the last person alive who starred in a movie with Tom Mix. The poster for My Pal, the King is from Listal (www.listal.com),
I remember seeing him on television when I was a kid and having trouble relating him to the young boy I saw in old movies.
He was widely talented. His career had a lot of ups and downs, but more ups. I'm sorry to see him gone.