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April 07, 2014

Remembering film legend Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney, who has been a Hollywood career spanning more than 80 years, has passed away at the age of 93. One of Rooney's last public appearances was at the 50th Anniversary screening, celebration and Q&A of Stanley Kramer's classic film,"It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World at the Cinerama Dome in October of last year.  

“Last year during my husband’s centennial celebration, Mickey Rooney made one of his last public appearances at the 50th Anniversary screening of Stanley’s film which he starred in, It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World at the Cinerama Dome on October 27, 2013 in Hollywood, Kramer's widow, Karen Sharpe Kramer, said upon learning of his death. " I’ve never seen him happier.  It was obvious he was content and being well cared for by his son Mark Rooney and his wife Charlene.  Mickey was enthusiastic about life, like a young Andy Hardy.  May he rest in peace.  His legacy in show business will live on forever.”

Rooney made more than 200 appearances on film, stage and television and often starred opposite Judy Garland as a successful song and dance team in the 40s for MGM.

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