The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney

A definitive biography of the iconic actor and Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney.

By Richard A. Lertzman and William J. Birnes Read by Pete Cross Biographies & Memoirs / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 18h 17m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							Mickey Rooney began his career almost a century ago as a one-year-old performer  in burlesque and stamped his mark in vaudeville, silent and talking films,  Broadway, and television. He acted in his final motion picture just weeks  before he died at age ninety-three. He was an iconic presence in movies and the  poster boy for American youth. Yet, by World War II, Mickey Rooney had become  frozen in time. His child-star status haunted him as the gilded safety net of  Hollywood fell away, and he was forced to find support anywhere he could,  including multiple marriages, affairs, alcohol, and drugs. This Old Hollywood  biography presents Mickey Rooney from every angle, revealing the man Laurence  Olivier once dubbed the best there has ever been.

"Covers everything...Lertzman and Birnes are deeply and appropriately sympathetic biographers." - The New York Times

"A definitive biography of Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney...[T]his is a page-turner; many of the people portrayed are long gone, but there's enough tell-all entertainment to keep almost any reader pushing through." - Publishers Weekly

"Richard A. Lertzman and William J. Birnes have done their homework...If you’re looking for the definitive book on Mickey Rooney, this is it." - Bookreporter

"Lertzman and Birnes understand Rooney...It's the story of a true professional, and a great read by anyone's standards." - Jeanine Basinger, Corwin-Fuller Prof. of Film Studies, Wesleyan University