Mickey was the last living actor who had appeared in a movie without sound.
Together, Garland and Rooney made movies at a nonstop pace throughout their teen years. And when we say “nonstop pace,” we mean that they’d finish one movie and start another hours later. The kids were expected to work 18-hour days, six days a week, all while looking so wholesome that you could eat cookies off their foreheads. The problem, as MGM soon figured out, was that children need pharmaceutical help to work those kinds of hours. It wasn’t long before the kids were given amphetamines to keep them going during the day, and sleeping pills to calm them down at night. They were literally given sleeping pills and a cot in the studio lot “hospital” and then woken after 4 hours of sleep to work another 72 hours straight.
Final Resting Place:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, California, 90038
Grave Location:Cathedral Lake View, Elevation 15, Couch B-1501
Grave Location Description
Drive to the left of the cemetery to the Cathedral Mausoleum facing the lake. Mickey’s grave is on the outside of the mausoleum on the right.
Grave Location GPS34.0884461,-118.3167712
Visiting The Grave:
Read More About Mickey Rooney:
- Published Obituary
- Wikipedia Entry
- Mickey Rooney funeral pictures from Scott Michaels at FindaDeath
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