Mickey Rooney: Son Michael, Hollywood Admirers React to His Death

Though much of Mickey Rooney’s most notable work appeared more than 70 years ago, the Hollywood community remembers him fondly as a hardworking actor who started his career as a child in vaudeville and silent films and was still working until very recently in films like “Night at the Museum” and “The Muppets.”

His son Michael, a choreographer, was among the many posting about the legendary actor’s death on Twitter.

“Mickey was such a friend and pro, that he even gave me advice, when I replaced him in “Sugar Babies”… As if it could ever be possible to replace Mickey.  It was the treat of my life, to receive tips from the great Mickey Rooney.” – Rip Taylor

“Showbiz has just lost one of the great talents that our industry has ever had.  We were very good friends.  I shall miss him and the world will miss him” – Rose Marie

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  1. Mark B. says:

    Somehow Mickey was a touchstone for all of us. He represented so many good things in life that it is hard to measure how many. There was a fierceness and a truth when he looked out to us from the screen. He made you really look at what he was doing or saying. Even the b pictures he made he was always dynamite in them. He gave his all and what a gift that was. Thank you Mickey.

  2. Audrey Burtrum-Stanley says:

    Mickey Rooney loooong deserved the KENNEDY CENTER HONOR. I so regret the shortsightedness of those in charge who overlooked him regarding that great award.
    Rooney raised more funds for WWII War Bonds than any other Hollywood personality (and there were hundreds who lined up to be volunteers in this effort.) He was a delight to watch as PAN in ‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM’ with his youthful lil’ boy body so agile and beautiful to watch alllllllllllll the way to a recent interview (I saw on the Turner Movie Classics channel where he ‘somewhat hogged’ the mic but then again, he had far more interesting / first-hand knowledge to share) – he was wise and unafraid to reveal the ups and downs of his lifetime.
    Mickey Rooney, compared to so many other actors, singers, dancers, etc… was a GIANT. America loved him and well, no one wanted Mickey Rooney to die…

  3. William HILLEARYCreatives=38279181978&Lineitems=134404098 says:

    Mickey Rooney was in a class by himself. He will be missed by the world.

  4. melissa says:

    I feel as though I have just lost a friend. There will never be another one like him ever.

  5. Larry Prickett says:

    Mickey Rooney was always one of my favorite actors, and I consider him a legend in the movies. I will miss his great talent.

  6. You will be missed.I love all your movies

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