March 24 is going to be quite a look-back at Hollywood,
Shirley MacLaine is going to be at Torrington's Warner Theatre, talking questiions from audiences and showing clips and talking about her career on stage, screen and TV.
Also that same night at 7 p.m. will be Mickey Rooney, 91,will be part of the "American Legends" series at Sacred Heart University';s Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, 5151 Park Ave, in Fairfield.
The actor whose career began when he was a child will participate in an "Actor Studio"-style presentation hosted by the center's executive director Jerry Goehring. The eveninmg will include clips from Rooney's film, stage and TV appearances. He will also participate in a q and a with audiencve members.
Rooney has made more than 200 films. He eraned an Honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, a special Juvenile Oscar he shared with Deana Durbin in 1939, five Oscar nominations, one Emmy Award, five Emmy Nominations and two Golden Globes.
Rooney was born as Joe Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were vaudeville performers and two weeks after his birth, he was on the road with the circuit traveling throughout North America.
Rooney was the number one box office actor in the United States from 1939-41. Among his film credits: "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," "Boys Town," "Babes In Arms," the hit "Andy Hardy" series, "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World."
He also starred with many Hollywood leading ladies including Lana Turner, Anne Rutherford and Judy Garland. He had eight marriages between 1942 and 1974. In 1978 he married Jan Chamberlin, his current wife, with whom he lives in Los Angeles, California.
On stage, Rooney had a hit with "Sugar Babies" on Broadway in 1979, playing opposite Ann Miller.
Tickets are $25; $20 for students, faculty and staff; $15 seniors.
information: 203-371-7908 and www.edgertoncenter.org.
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