Curtain Down. Shut the Lights. Dismantle the Hollywood sign. Mickey Rooney has died and we can officially declare an end to Hollywood.
The earth shook last night in Hollywood with the news of the death of Mikey Rooney. The star system has dimmed and blinked out. An influential, perhaps the influential medium of the 20th century... movies, are over.
Americans learned how to be Americans by watching movies with Mickey Rooney in them. They may not have always been truthful. They may not have ever been accurate... But isn't it pretty to thinks so?
ps: He was once married to Ava Gardner!!!