Monday, April 7, 2014

Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Some very sad news today as the story broke that legendary actor Mickey Rooney had died at age 93. The star died of natural causes over the weekend. Rooney had a long spanning career in Hollywood that began in the year 1926 with various short films before evolving into a large, successful movie career. Some of the highlights of Rooney's career include Disney's The Fox and the Hound, National Velvet, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and more recently, films like Night at the Museum and The Muppets. Rooney began as a child actor and eventually became a star who appealed to many generations.

I remember Rooney best as the villainous Gus in Night at the Museum. I saw that movie when I was pretty young and Rooney, along with Dick Van Dyke and Bill Cobbs, stole the show for me. His character was hilarious and tough as nails and I loved him throughout that whole movie. It was a terrific performance by the star and one that appealed to a whole new generation. In addition, Rooney also appeared in The Muppets, if only for a brief cameo. I remember that one as well. All in all, today is a very sad day for the movie industry. Mickey Rooney was truly a legend. 

1 comment:

  1. Mickey Rooney was an iconic movie star from the golden years of Hollywood. A time in movie history now past and unfortunately the absolute majority of stars from that period have now also passed. With the passing of Mickey Rooney another connection to the beginning stages of movies as talkies; through the great films of 1940’s and 1950s and on has gone. Mickey Rooney was there and entertained audiences for over 70 years - a true legend and star in every sense.