Go ahead and scratch off, “Mickey Rooney is going to live fooooooreeeeeeever,” from the list of things you thought were one hundred percent true in life. Because today, Mickey Rooney, who I thought was going to live long after all of us turned to dust and went off to the afterworld, died of natural causes today. Mickey was 93.
TMZ says that Mickey has had the serious sicks for a long time. Mickey Rooney (born name: Joe Yule Jr.) was born in a trunk (a fucking trunk!) in Brooklyn and six years later he made his movie debut. Mickey starred in over 70 short movies before he signed with MGM at 14. Playing Andy Hardy in a bunch of movies is what made him a star. Mickey and Judy Garland were declared America’s sweethearts after they did Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry and Babes in Arms together. Mickey was nominated for an Oscar for Babes in Arms, The Human Comedy, The Bold and The Brave and The Black Stallion, which made Elizabeth Taylor a star. He won the Academy Juvenile Award in 1938 and won an Honorary Academy Award in 1983. Mickey also won an Emmy and several Golden Globes. Mickey has millions upon millions upon millions of credits to his name including Breakfast At Tiffany’s (don’t bring that up to my Japanese grandma unless you want to see a third degree “I can’t today” face).
As for Mickey’s personal life, he laughs at Joan Collins’ 5 marriages, because like Elizabeth Taylor, his little ass was married 8 times including once to Ava Gardner. And he had 9 chirrun. Yes, a little dude like that had some potent jizz.
Recently, Mickey testified in front of the US Senate about how he suffered elder abuse at the hands of his stepson Chris Aber. Mickey sued Chris Aber for the $2.8 million he stole from him and won. Mickey had a cameo in The Muppets movie in 2011 and he was working on a few things at the time of his death.
And it wouldn’t be a Mickey Rooney post without mentioning this classic: