Mickey and the King (Clark Gable) on the set of Manhattan Melodrama (1934)
You can watch the entire program here on Youtube.
Betty White on the loss of Mickey Rooney
A few mind-blowing statistics from IMDb:
- He was the only surviving screen actor (as of 2007) to appear in silent films and still continue to act in movies into the 21st century.
- May have been the only actor in history to appear in at least one film in ten consecutive decades.
- Ranked first in front of Barbara Stanwyck, Bette Davis, Jane Wyman, Eddie Albert, and Ernest Borgnine, in the number of movies; he appeared in over 100 films.
- In Guinness book of world records for longest movie career of 86 years (1925-2011).
- Began performing at the age of 17-months, as part of his parents' routine, wearing a specially tailored tuxedo.
- Had two films released after his death: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (Dec. 2014) and Dr. Jekyll ad Mr. Hyde (2015) which comes on the 17th of this month.
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