At 5-foot-2, with red hair and cherubic cheeks, Mickey Rooney was not your classic ladies’ man. But what he lacked in looks, he made up for in charm.
According to a new book, Mickey’s liaisons read like the Hollywood Walk of Fame: Lana Turner, Elizabeth Taylor and Judy Garland, to name a few.
Mickey with Judy Garland in January 1941. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“If there was an actress running around Hollywood, Mickey was in bed with her,” says biographer William J. Birnes. “He’d come on strong, tell jokes, do an impersonation or a dance and capture her attention. That’s how he did it.”
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Mickey was a far cry from Andy Hardy, the upstanding teen he played on-screen. His eight marriages are well-documented. But The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney, by Birnes and Richard Lertzman, exposes the true extent of Mickey’s rampant womanizing.
To read the full story on Mickey, pick up the new issue of Closer Weekly, on newsstands now!
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