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In the wake of Mickey Rooney‘s death, the SAG Foundation has released a two-hour “Conversations with Mickey Rooney” to its online video archive. Recorded in 2004, Rooney discusses his lengthy Hollywood career with actor Todd Amorde, including anecdotes on Walt Disney and Elizabeth Taylor, with an appreciative audience of actors, some of whom were described as having tears in their eyes as the cinema icon walked on stage.
The SAG Foundation is in the process of digitizing its entire Conversations archive of more than 400 discussions with high profile actors, including Charlton Heston, Angela Lansbury, Kirk Douglas and more, as part of its ongoing effort to preserve the legacy of acting and great actors.
Watch Mickey Rooney share how Mickey Mouse got his name.
Watch the full “Conversations with Mickey Rooney” below.
The SAG Foundation’s online archive is here.
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation provides assistance and educational programming to the professionals of SAG-AFTRA while serving the public at large through its children’s literacy programs. Founded in 1985, the SAG Foundation is a national non-profit organization, independent from SAG-AFTRA, and relies solely on support from grants, sponsorships, and individual contributions to maintain its programs and create new ones.
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