Mickey Rooney, Hollywood legend, died yesterday. He was 93.  He started in the business back in the 1920’s and worked continuously for many many many years.

Look into his file here at the Times turned many articles on his career and his love life.

Locally in 1942 Mr. Rooney sponsored a contest for the Scranton Times carrier boys to see who could sell the most defense stamps during the week of March 30.  The boy who sold the most stamps would receive a $25 defense bond. 

Rooney Defense Bond 1942

The winner of the contest was Jerome Tevlin of North Irving Ave. Jerome sold 6,060 stamps during that week in 1942.  In addition to the defense bond, Jerome also received a telegram from Mr. Rooney congratulating him on his accomplishment.

Rooney Defense Bond winner

In May 1970, Mr. Rooney spoke with the Scranton Times reporter Sid Benjamin about his long career.  The interview was conducted at Mount Airy Lodge.

Rooney 1970

In 2010, Mickey Rooney returned to Mount Airy to perform along with his wife, Jan, in a show entitled “Let’s Put on a Show”.  Times-Tribune reporter Stacy Brown interviewed Mr. Rooney for this local appearance. To read the article click here. 

You will be remembered,


Previous post on the deaths of people of note can be found at Pages from the Past – Obituaries .