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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2014 09:25 pm
When I was a kid, attending the Saturday matinees, they showed Mickey in Huckleberry Finn and Young Tom Edison three or four times. Before that, he used the name, Mickey McGuire, for a screen name. I loved to watch him, although I did not care for his role in Breakfast at Tiffany's and did not really care for the Andy Hardy film series. Boys Town was a favorite with me, and a number of B movies.
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Reply Sun 6 Apr, 2014 09:55 pm
Ouch, this one hurts. Like Shirley Temple Black and Judy Garland, he is another of my childhood favorites.
Reply Mon 7 Apr, 2014 05:41 am
Wow, I thought he died several years ago. I liked him in "The Black Stallion"
Reply Mon 7 Apr, 2014 07:03 am
Apparently he worked in a film so recently, it hasn't been released yet.

I got a kick out of seeing some of the old films for the first time 40 or 50 years after they were made. Some of them held up really well.

Amazing that he had a film career that ran nearly 90 years.
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Reply Mon 7 Apr, 2014 09:10 am
One of a rapidly diminishing cadre of veterans of the Hollywood studio system. He was a perfect fit for MGM's brand of white-picket-fence nostalgia in such films as Babes in Arms and the Andy Hardy series. He made a surprising number of musicals (most notably with Judy Garland), despite having very little musical talent (he played the drums in a few movies). As with many child stars, he couldn't get good roles as he aged. That didn't stop him from trying, and he became something of a joke for agreeing to play any role that came along, sometimes with disastrous results (see Breakfast at Tiffany's). In later life he apparently was in on the joke, as his appearance on The Simpsons demonstrated:

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Reply Mon 7 Apr, 2014 09:22 am
He was in The Twilight Zone (Last Night of a Jockey).
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Reply Fri 11 Apr, 2014 08:48 am
An amazing interview with Mickey about his unique relationship with Judy Garland.
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Reply Fri 11 Apr, 2014 10:39 am
He got into a hell of a fight (argument) with Jack Parr on the tonight show.
"drunken has been"
"never was"
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