Mickey Rooney is old school. Like, really, really old school. He was discovered in 1922 at 17 months old when he sneezed during his father's vaudeville act at a Chicago Theater. The spotlight traced the sneeze to Rooney, and he responded by blowing on the tiny toy mouth organ that was hanging on a string around his neck. The audience loved it. He's been in over 200 films since. Rooney will discuss his 90 years in show biz Saturday night at the Edgerton Center during an Actors Studio style presentation hosted by Jerry Goehring, Executive Director of the venue. The Q&A segment can be used to ask questions about his fequent co-star Judy Garland or his eight wives, the first of which was Ava Gardner in 1942. This guy is kind of awesome.
Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Ave., Fairfield. Sat., March 24, 7 p.m. $15-$25. (203) 371-7908, edgertoncenter.org.
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