Sunday, April 06, 2014

RIP Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney holds an honor that not many actors will ever accomplish. Having started his career in 1926 and worked his entire life, until his passing in 2014 at the age of 93, he worked in *10* different decades. That's insane. He started working when he was 6 years old and never stopped.

Cruising through page after page of his IMDB profile I noticed that he did the voice for both "Year Without a Santa Claus" as well as "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town."  Seems about right! He actually voiced or played Santa it looks like 6 different times.

But this blog isn't about Santa Claus, or Rankin and Bass. How about some Mickey as Huck Finn, doing Shakespeare?

I'll leave you with his very fitting final words from A Midsummer Night's Dream.  Flights of angels sing thee to thy rest, Mr. Rooney. Thanks for the memories.


Anonymous said...

Very nice memorial. Thank you for sharing.

Sarah Allen said...

So sad to see him go :( My childhood movie of his was Pete's Dragon. Maybe I'll watch it.

Sarah Allen
(From Sarah, With Joy)