Sunday, April 06, 2014

Mickey Rooney has died

News if breaking late this evening that Mickey Rooney (website, wiki, biography) has passed away at the age of 93. Despite the fact that he predates me, I learned about him and his career through, of all things, an impression on Saturday Night Live. Dana Carvey spoofed the Hollywood legend, and for years we'd joke about being "the biggest star in the world, you hear me?"

Okay, you sort of had to be there. But the fact that a star from yesteryear could live on through a lovingly crafted impression was, at the time, somewhat poignant. We should all be so lucky to be remembered so well.

2 comments:

Michael Manning said...

Sad news. He worked hard and survived quite a lot. My respects to his family.

Karen S. said...

So sorry, he will long be remembered!