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Mickey Rooney, diminutive, (but not a midget) actor died at the spry age of 93.

Mickey Rooney’s career lasted for over 80 years, spanning 9 decades.  He made over 300 movies… according to my father-in-law… who’s had some wine… But his IMDb page is half of the internet.

Some of his greatest hits were “Phantom of the Megaplex,” “Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toymaker,” “The Carebears Movie,”  and who can forget “Evil Roy Slade.”

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This man slept with at least eight women.

He made a series of movies as Andy Hardy during the depression, and his accessible charm helped make him the greatest box office draw in Hollywood.  Stop and think about that: Mickey Rooney.  He was basically, the Will Smith of his day.

His first gig in show business came at the age of two when he wore a mini tuxedo in his parent’s vaudeville show.  He said that the lights on the stage felt like his “mother’s womb,” and he fell in love with show business.  Suddenly, his entire career seems just fucking creepy.   Ewww…

Rooney was also always racially sensitive in his movies.  Whenever his characters put on a minstrel show, he always felt a responsibility to play a “realistic darkie,” when he put on the blackface.

He will always be remembered for his groundbreaking role in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” where he played Mr. Yunioshi.  “I really wanted to capture the modern Chink.  And I think Mr. Yunioshi made the Slant-Eye community proud.”  Yeah, The Asian community loved it every time he called Holly Golightly, “Miss Gorightry!”  And the fake teeth added a touch of class too.

This hit goes to: Babysitter!  He’s now caught in a tie with your’s truly.  But do not fret, I will take him down!

Happy pooling,

SPMI

Current Standings:

Starving Writer – 100 (James Avery – 6’ 5” – 40, L’Wren Scott – 6’4” – 60)

Gianna 80 (Tom Laughlin – 20, Alicia Rhett – 10, Mae Young – 10, Ruth Robinson Duccini – 10, Pete Seeger – 10, Fred Phelps – 20)

Jami: 80 (Ariel Sharon – 20, Philip Seymour Hoffman – 60)

Tailgating with Jesus – 60 (Jerry Coleman – 20, Ralph Kiner – 10, William Clay Ford – 20, Ralph Wilson -10)

The Girl on Fire: 50 (Eleanor Parker – 10, Dave Madden – 20, Ralph Waite – 20)

Joanne: 50 (Ace Parker – 0, Nelson Mandela – 10,  Ray Price – 20, Maximilian Schell – 20)

Babysitter: 40 (Mikhail Kalashnikov – 10, Russell Johnson – 20, Mickey Rooney – 10 )

SPMI: 40 (Peter O’Toole – 20, Joan Fontaine – 10, Sid Caesar – 10)

Good to the Last Drop (© Maxwell House) – 30 (Frederick Sanger – 10, Maxine Kumin – 20)

“Imaginary” Steve: 30 (Cardinal Domenico Bartolucci – 10, Cardinal Ricardo Carles Gordo – 20)

Occupy the Casket: 30 (Ronnie Biggs – 20, Harold Camping – 10)

Dora the Explorer: 20 (Jeremiah Denton – 20)

The Girl on Fire: 20 (Ralph Waite – 20)

Mostly Mike: 20 (Shirley Temple Black – 20)

Carol’s 1%: 20 (Harold Simmons – 20)

Dick in Town: 10 (Hiroo Onoda – 10)

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