Mickey Rooney

September 23, 1920 – April 6, 2014

Mickey Rooney was one of the most enduring figures of the classic age of Hollywood. He got his start as a child in vaudeville and quickly found success in film. By the age of 25, he was one of MGM’s biggest and most successful stars. He starred in 14 Andy Hardy movies and began working with another young star on the rise by the name of Judy Garland. Together, Mickey and Judy made 10 films together and both careers were catapulted. After serving in the Special Services during World War II, Mickey’s career waned…if you can call 60 more years of being loved by millions “waning.” As an adult, he remained short of stature, so he never made the transition to leading man roles. But, that didn’t stop the Mick. Television, Broadway, character roles and books all kept him busy for the rest of the 20th century. Once dubbed by Vanity Fair as “the original Hollywood train wreck,” Mickey had his share of demons: alcohol, depression, bankruptcy, failed marriages, elder abuse, etc. Yet, he lived ’til 93 and remained one of the most popular Hollywood stars of all time.

Besides, he will always be MY Fallout Boy.

Burial

Hollywood Forever Cemetery – Los Angeles, CA

 

 

Specific Location

Cathedral Mausoleum, Lake View, Elevation 15, Couch B-1501 – On the right side of the outside front of the Cathedral Mausoleum, facing the lake, second space up.

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