The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney by Richard A.  Lertzman audiobook

The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney

By Richard A. Lertzman and William J. Birnes
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18.28 Hours Unabridged
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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.

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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.

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Author Bio: Richard A. Lertzman

Author Bio: Richard A.  Lertzman

Richard A. Lertzman and William J. Birnes coauthored Dr. Feelgood, which garnered wide publicity in the United States, has been excerpted for second serial in the UK, and was translated into German. Lertzman is the former editor and publisher of Screen Scene magazine. Birnes, a New York Times bestselling author, has written more than forty books; produced, hosted, and written the History channel television series UFO Hunters; was a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow; and now hosts his own radio show, “Future Theater” on the Dark Matter Radio Network.

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Author Bio: William J. Birnes

Author Bio: William J. Birnes

William J. Birnes is an editor, publisher, literary agent, and television producer. He is also a New York Times bestselling author and a guest host on several network television series. He lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 18.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English