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Mickey Rooney Looked Back on His Career for Connecticut Magazine in 2012

 
Mickey Rooney Looked Back on His Career for Connecticut Magazine in 2012

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 12: Actor Mickey Rooney attends the 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night Premiere Of The 40th Anniversary Restoration Of 'Cabaret' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on April 12, 2012 in Hollywood, Calif.

The legendary actor Mickey Rooney died Sunday at  his home in North Hollywood at age 93.

Rooney, according to Variety, “was nominated for four Academy Awards and received two special Oscars, the Juvenile Award in 1939 (shared with Deanna Durbin) and one in 1983 for his body of work” in a career that spanned eight decades. He won an Emmy for the made-for-TV movie “Bill,” about a mentally-challenged man, and was nominated in 1980 for a Tony for “Sugar Babies,” a musical revue in which he starred with Ann Miller, according to Variety.

(Above, Mickey Rooney and Mitzi Gaynor arrive at The Actors Fund 17th Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party held at Taglyan Cultural Complex on June 9, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images)

In 2012, in advance of an appearance at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Rooney provided Connecticut Magazine with insights about his long career, including playing Puck in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, his friendship with Judy Garland and much more.
Read the full story here.

 

Mickey Rooney Looked Back on His Career for Connecticut Magazine in 2012

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