Thursday, April 10, 2014

In Memoriam: Mickey Rooney (1920-1914)

Mickey Rooney
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Earlier this week, Mickey Rooney passed away at the ripe old age of 93.  

He was a tremendous actor who once did an Indianapolis Motor Speedway-themed movie called The Big Wheel back in 1949.  His career extended over 70 years from his days of child stardom to more recent times.  

Rooney's personal life was also up and down, but his indomitable spirit kept him moving forward through all the personal tragedy and strife.  He made us laugh and smile.

Even in death, Mickey Rooney still found a way to keep us smiling.  Jimmy Kimmel compiled several news clips together for this one.

Mickey himself (and maybe even Andy) would probably have laughed at that montage.  I'll just wish him the best.  Mickey, I didn't forget you.  Thanks for the laughs.  Rest in Peace.

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