Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Mick...Mickey Rooney That Is

It's not everyday when you meet a real legend. Mickey Rooney is a real legend and I met him and his lovely wife Jan Rooney.
Mickey's career started in 1927 and as of 2008, he was still performing. That's 80 years and over 300 movies/tv shows. He has won an Oscar, an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award.
Jan Rooney is also an actress. Jan and Mickey have been married since 1978. Not only is this Mickey's longest marriage at 30+ years, it is longer than the sum total of Mickey's previous 7 marriages.
I can't say I am a huge fan of either Rooney, but meeting a legend is always cool. Mickey and Jane were very gracious and funny. It was refreshing to see someone with Mickey's credentials be so fan-friendly.
Mickey and Jane Rooney and me in Rosemont, IL-September 2008.


kc said...

Mickey, that is a cool one. A true legend!

Johngy said...

One great part was that Mickey was completely okay. He appeared to be in good health (mind and body). I have seen too many former greats almost propped up at these conventions.