Mickey Rooney

His Films, Television Appearances, Radio Work, Stage Shows, and Recordings

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About the Book

Diminutive Mickey Rooney has been in show business for more than 80 years as actor, producer, writer, composer, and director. His still-active career spans vaudeville, radio, television, the stage, and movies such as It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, The Black Stallion, and The Bridges at Toko-Ri. He won two Golden Globes and an Emmy and has received or been nominated for many other awards. From leading a 17-piece band to writing a novel, Rooney has been dispensing earthy wisdom and good humor in the public eye for many decades.
Part biography and part reference tool, this richly illustrated work covers Rooney’s life from his birth in 1920 and first stage appearance 16 months later to his television and film appearances in 2004. It discusses both his professional and personal life and includes information drawn from interviews with his peers, including Spring Byington, Jackie Cooper, and Ann Rutherford. Five appendices conclude the work: a detailed filmography of his more than 170 features and 65 shorts, each listing credits and a brief commentary, plus assorted reviews; listings of all his radio, television, and stage work; and a discography of his recorded work.

About the Author(s)

The late Alvin H. Marill was the author of more than two dozen books on stage, screen and television, and was a charter member of the Television Movie Hall of Fame. He lived in New Jersey.

Bibliographic Details

Alvin H. Marill
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 208
Bibliographic Info: 82 photos, discography, filmography, index
Copyright Date: 2005
pISBN: 978-0-7864-2015-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi
Preface      1

Sonny Days and “Himself”: The First Decade      5
Puck, Huck, Andy H. and Louis B.: The Second Decade      13
“Babes in Arms” and on His Arms, Then Uncle Sam:
The Third Decade      30
“I Do!” “I Do!” “I Do!” “I Do … Not!”—and the Boob Tube: The Fourth Decade      42
Down and Out—and Up: The Fifth Decade      50
W.C., Jan C., “Sugar Babies” and Rebirth: The Sixth Decade      62
The Kid’s Still Trouping: The Seventh Decade      66
Still “Girl Crazy” After All These Years: The Eighth Decade      68
One Man, One Wife: The Ninth Decade      70

Filmography      75
Television Appearances      165
Radio Work      175
Stage Performances      177
Discography      186
Index      189

Book Reviews & Awards

“Marill leaves no stone unturned…research is impeccable…definitive reference work…worth every penny”—Leonard Maltin.com.