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MICKEY ROONEY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL - HFSID 278901

MICKEY ROONEY Mickey Rooney signed this baseball "Boys Town", the 1938 film about Father Flanagan in which he played teenage hood Whitey Marsh. Baseball signed: "Boys Town/Mickey Rooney", 2½-inch diameter. Wilson Dura-Lon Cover Official League ball.

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MICKEY ROONEY
Mickey Rooney signed this baseball "Boys Town", the 1938 film about Father Flanagan in which he played teenage hood Whitey Marsh.
Baseball signed: "Boys Town/Mickey Rooney", 2½-inch diameter. Wilson Dura-Lon Cover Official League ball. MickeyRooney played streetwise and wisecracking teenage hood Whitey Marsh in Boy's Town, the 1938 film about Father Edward J. Flanagan and the center for at-risk children that he founded in Nebraska. Mickey Rooney (1920-2014) was the son of vaudevillians who put him into their act when he was 15 months old. He debuted onscreen in the silent short Not to Be Trusted in 1926 at the age of six. In 1998, 72 years later, Rooney appeared in Babe: Pig in the City and a later film, The Fighting Temptations, was released in 2003. During the course of his career, Rooney received four Academy Award nominations: two for Best Actor (Babes in Arms, 1939; The Human Comedy, 1943) and two for Best Supporting Actor (The Bold and the Brave, 1956; The Black Stallion, 1979). He was awarded special Oscars in 1938 "for significant contribution in bringing to the screen the spirit and personification of youth, and as a juvenile player setting a high standard of ability and achievement" and in 1982 "in recognition of his 60 years of versatility in a variety of memorable film performances". Rooney, who also won a Golden Globe Best Actor award for his performance in the TV movie, Bill, starred in 16 films as Andy Hardy, the wise-cracking son of a small-town judge, from 1937 to 1958. He made his debut on Broadway in 1979, receiving a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Actor for the musical Sugar Babies. Lightly toned. Signature has bled slightly. Random ink stains. Pinhead-sized stains and spots of adhesive residue. Otherwise, fine condition.

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