“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Mick at 100…

Posted on September 23, 2020 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Turner Classic Movies  is honoring the career of the diminutive dynamo, Mickey Rooney, to celebrate his one hundredth birthday. Among the day delicacies provided:  The Human Comedy, Boys Town, and Strike Up the Band.                                      MICKEY ROONEY –>

“`In a career spanning nine decades and continuing until shortly before his death,  Rooney appeared in over three hundred films and was among the last surviving stars of the silent-film era.  Rooney first performed in vaudeville as a child and made his film debut at the age of six.  He was the first teenager to be nominated for an Oscar for his leading role in Babes in Arms, and he was awarded a special Academy Juvenile Award in 1939.  Rooney was the biggest box-office attraction from 1939 to 1941.  He would star in every one of the Andy Hardy  productions. He put his career on hold to serve during World War II.

“`Rooney’s popularity was renewed later in his career with character roles in films, such as The Bridges at Toko-RiBreakfast at Tiffany’s, Requiem for a Heavyweight, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World and The Black Stallion. He made memorable appearances on television in The Twilight Zone and The Judy Garland Show.

“`In the early 1980s, Mickey ventured to Broadway in Sugar Babies, and again, he became a celebrated star. Rooney won an Emmy and Golden Globe in 1982 for his starring turn in Bill.

“`Happy heavenly birthday to the Mick!

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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