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#1 2014-04-07 03:01:21

Olivia
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Good Bye Mickey

Mickey Rooney died. He was a Brooklyn boy, made lotsa movies, did vaudville, TV & Broadway. He sang & danced, was a good actor & married 8 times. He was 93. What an amazing life.

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#2 2014-04-07 05:31:11

reardon
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Re: Good Bye Mickey

True! Its very rare to reach life in 90 years. Rest in peace, Mickey!

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#3 2014-04-08 22:37:39

jimbo
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Re: Good Bye Mickey

Great entertainer, I really liked in the Hardy boys series.

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#4 2014-04-09 17:26:34

reege
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Re: Good Bye Mickey

One of my all-time favorites - saved the studio from bankruptcy with those Andy Hardy movies which originally were intended as a filler for some other movie. The audience went wild and they made another 10 or so, every one a big money maker.

Plus the Judy Garland stuff

HEY, LETS PUT ON A PLAY !!

Babes In Arms
Babes on Broadway, etc etc  etc

And don't forget Captains Courageous, Boys Town, Young Tom Edison, National Velvet, etc etc etc

The guy did it all plus beating out the following names for Box Office Star of the Year. Maybe you heard of these guys. Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Spencer Tracy, James Cagney, etc etc etc.

Oh yeah, he married several of the most beautiful women on the planet.

Not bad for a pint-sized kid from Brooklyn.

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#5 2014-04-09 20:05:39

Sal
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Re: Good Bye Mickey

R.I.P. Mickey!   Spent many of wonderful vacations at his Downing Town Inn in Pa..

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