Monday, April 7, 2014

The last night of a jockey

Mickey Rooney, never my absolute favorite actor, but an actor to be reckoned with nevertheless if only through sheer longevity (and his profound faith in the institution of marriage), died yesterday at age 93.

Submitted for your approval, one other bit of evidence he was a force to be reckoned with: Rod Serling wrote a one-man episode of The Twilight Zone specifically for him in 1963.  That was about a year after Rooney filed for bankruptcy after finally burning through the millions he earned as a "child star."

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