Mickey Rooney passed away today at age 93 from natural causes. He was an amazing actor who has been acting since 1926 and has not stopped. He started off in a bunch of silent film and got famous for doing films with Judy Garland when he was young. He went on to be in many many more films that we all loved. Recently he made appearances in The Muppets and Night at the Museum. He voiced some of our beloved characters in animated films, including Tod from The Fox and the Hound and Santa Claus from Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town and Year Without a Santa Claus. He will be missed, and now he can join his dear friend Judy Garland!
“I just want to be a professional. I couldn’t live without acting.”
I Feel As If People Should Know More About Classic Hollywood
People tend to forget that before all these newer movies came out like The Avengers and American Hustle. There were these. Beautiful movies that are so underappreciated in today’s society. Most people don’t know the Clark Gable is the King of Hollywood or that Gene Kelly got his first role in a movie because of Judy Garland. Also, that Mickey Rooney and Olivia de Havilland are still alive in their nineties.
No one knows these movies inspired what movies are like today and more importantly, that they helped people get away from life during the Great Depression.
The late Mickey Rooney, circa 1922 (top), with co-star Judy Garland in Babes on Broadway (1941), and in 2012. Rooney died on Sunday at the age of 93.(Bottom photo: Fred Prouser / Reuters; all photos via the New York Times)