He could make you laugh and smile, or make you cry. He was adept at singing, dancing, playing the drums, and acting with his dear friends Judy Garland and Elizabeth Taylor and so many greats.
It's easy to get sentimental about Mickey Rooney while remembering his legendary talents that lasted his whole life. He could do it all and do it well with complete ease and generosity to his audience.
It is safe to say he was one of a kind, and his accomplishments thankfully are preserved on film as a gift to all who loved him.
Thank you, Mickey, for putting on all those wonderful and joyous shows. What a treat you were!
Frances Terrell Lippman