Frank Stasio’s Fondest Shows: The Infamous Mickey Rooney Interview

Dec 10, 2020

Photo of Mickey Rooney from a 1957 television special tribute to George M. Cohan, Mr. Broadway. Rooney played Cohan in the television special.
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Mickey Rooney’s Hollywood acting career began in the 1930s. He starred as an all-American teenager in the Andy Hardy series.


He was Judy Garland's partner in musicals from the 1940s, and a cautious old trainer in the 1979 classic “The Black Stallion.” He was married eight times, including a partnership with North Carolina’s own Ava Gardner.

Host Frank Stasio spoke with him in 2006 as he prepared to stage a show about his life in North Carolina.

View the complete list of Frank’s fondest shows airing December 2020.