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RIP Mickey Rooney

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by H.L. Mencken, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. H.L. Mencken

    H.L. Mencken Member


    Loved you in Black Stallion, big guy.
  2. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Many years ago Mickey Rooney was a guest in-studio on my newscast. I told the anchor well in advance so he could prepare for it. As the anchor walked into the studio for the interview he turned to me and said "I hope you scripted plenty of questions, because I don't have a fuckin' thing to ask this guy." It was one of the most uncomfortable 3 1/2 minutes of TV I've ever had a hand in.

    Anyway, RIP. He seemed to be a sad, tired figure when he crossed my path. Hope I caught him on a bad day.
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    He'll always be the voice of Santa Claus to me.
  4. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Me too.
  5. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Wow, sounds like you had a real winner there for an anchor. Man, how hard can it possibly be to do research for a Mickey Rooney interview (especially if you have advance notice)? I mean, you only have about 80-plus years of a Hollywood career to mine material from.
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Remember the Super Bowl commercial a few years ago that got whacked because he showed his bare bum?
  7. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    At least he didn't go with "So how long have you been on 60 Minutes?"
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Saw the early 70s Michael Caine movie Pulp recently. In it, Caine is hired by Rooney -- a mobbed-up actor in the mold of Frank Sinatra -- to write his autobiography.

    Rooney was pretty funny in it. Foul-mouthed and self-aggrandizing.

  9. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    RIP. One of the greats. So many memorable roles.
    Also immortalized in The Kinks' "Celluloid Heroes"
    -- "If you stamped on Mickey Rooney, he'd still turn around and smile"
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Didn't Rooney famously say he credited his longevity to daily masturbation?
  11. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    That was Ernest Borgnine.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Ah, my bad... :D
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