Mickey Rooney : secret of his longevity?

secret of his longevity?

Amazed to see Mickey at the "This is it" film premiere looking so hale and hearty...no wheel chair, no oxygen tank etc etc....I ask the die-hard Mickey fans who would know; what is his secret, is he a vegan, loves to play (light) sport???

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mickey Rooney says that the secret to his longegivity and "BREATHING AND GOD."
He gives GOD the credit for his long and healthy life and he does not smoke or drink. He loves JUNK food however. one of his favorite foods is gummy bears! :)

JESSIE
www.mickeyrooneyfanclub.com

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The fact that he's never stopped working is probably another huge factor.

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I also thi 2000 nk he deserves some respect for continuing to work even though he's seen better days a long time ago. He used to be a huge star, now he's making a lot of unknown movies (and some not-so-unknown ones, too). He probably doesn't need the money, so it takes a bit of humility to continue to work as a "has been".

I hear he's an *beep* in real life, but whatever the case, I admire him tremendously for continuing to live life to its fullest. Good health to you, Mr. Rooney.

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"I also think he deserves some respect for continuing to work even though he's seen better days a long time ago. He used to be a huge star, now he's making a lot of unknown movies (and some not-so-unknown ones, too). He probably doesn't need the money, so it takes a bit of humility to continue to work as a "has been"."

I wonder if it's because he doesn't know any different. After all, he's been in movies, since he was six years old (and on stage since he was a baby). Maybe he doesn't know how to not act, even when he's pushing ninety.

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he's done everything unhealthy there is to do in life...he drank, smoked, ate unhealthy, went bankrupt..apart from that he *beep* everything but the kitchen sink...now of course he's found baby Jesus and is a reformed conservative all for family values and , of course, homophobic...so I'd say hypocrisy is as good a recepy for longevity as I can think of in his case :-)

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I think I know...hot air. Seems to work well for the old buzzard.

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I'm going to go with pact with the Devil.

Maturity. The very staple of the IMDb message boards.

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Ever hear of someone turning his or her life around when it is going in a wrong direction? Thank God YOU aren't God. And the word is RECIPE.

"A man's kiss is his signature" -- Mae West

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Give the guy credit. He gave a hell of a lot of enjoyment in his early movies. I prefer to watch them today over much of the junk that they are making.

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Hypocrisy really? You sound like a moron.

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Give me a break. The main ingredient that allows one to live this long is their genes. If you get those genes, and you don't abuse yourself with carcinogens (and sometimes you can get away with those, too, with good genes), you can live to one-hundred.

Mickey is as old as the movies!!! But in his health, I only give him another 20 years, at the most...

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The fact that he's never stopped working is probably another huge factor.

I think that some are meant to live long, while others are not...

beause look at micheal landon.. 2000 .he was never out of work, yet he died at what the age of 51..

it ould be clean living....no drugs, no booze, stuff like that...no smoking....

susan

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That's right. Because God plays favorites and gives some people cancer just because they don't pray hard enough.

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The trick to longevity is not dying..

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Sure looks like God and marriage.

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God selectively kills people like Dr Christiaan Barnard or Jonas Salk (both born around the same time as M. Rooney), who collectively saved millions of lives, and God boosts the life span of a chubby little comic actor?

Your God, if he exists, is pretty random.

I think you might want to reexamine your theory.

Or were the medicos "unworthy heathens" who didn't worship properly while they were busy saving millions of their fellow humans with science?

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Considering the number of times he married he has given ministers of religion a lot of work.

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If you wake up in the morning you have started the day well.

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If you make it to bed at night you've ended the day well.

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I think the secret of his long life is exactly the same as the secret of everyone's lifespan: that good ol' genetic roll of the dice. He inherited the genes for it, that's all. Smoking, drinking, eating red meat, being fat or whatever doesn't mean a hill of beans next to that.

He also inherited the genes for being short and bald. Short, bald, extremely talented, healthy and long-lived? Yeah, I'd call that a pretty lucky roll, regardless. I reckon that Michael J. Fox, who has been compared to Mickey but is by most accounts much nicer, wasn't nearly so lucky.

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You nailed it- just d*mn good genes.


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His father died at the age of 57 from a heart attack. So genes always dont play a role.

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By the look of him, it looks like he's packed in some hefty lunches and downed many bottles of wine. But hey, it's kept him alive and in health.

Long life, Mickey.

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There's luck too like he didn't get lead poisoning or anything, and common sense helps also, like not being short tempered or having a habit or crossing the street without looking.

I was a zombie in Night of the Living Dead

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Maybe he really loves acting and refuses to die? With a career like his, he has one fulfilling life.

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This is Mickey Rooney we are talking about, not Keith Richards. I do not understand the hatred that the fact as of 6/2011 Rooney is still alive! Why? If you know about his movies let the man alone! For all of the haters...yes he will die soon and you may before him or we all may together! Rooney is the bomb and loves life. Just seeing him acting gives me strength.

I love witty stuff but this is just lame.

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Probably has more to do with luck than anything else.

I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.

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The trick is to wake up in the morning. Keep doing that and you have it made.
Eli Wallach (born 1815) and Ernest Borgnine (born 1917) are both older than Mickey and still working.

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He's short. Short people tend to live longer. Just like small ponies tend to live longer than horses. (Mickey would know about that, too.)

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Yea, improved circulation, and a more efficient body for shorter people.

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I think you've got to give a lot of credit to a woman named Janice Chamberlin, whose currently going by the name of Jan Rooney.

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<Eli Wallach (born 1815)>

Looks pretty spry for being almost 200, don't he?

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His secret must be to marry EIGHT times. And cheat and screw every living thing that passes ones way.

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Agreed. The kid is 18, the beautiful Norma is 38. WTF? Waking up next to Ava Gardner in her prime after a night of glorious lovemaking, ditto Marilyn Monroe. The guy's penis was as big as he was, he was born with that, endless energy, and an equally endless ability to lie to and BS women into bed - this guy didn't need to be famous to get laid! Men who are able when young and hung to get laid by attractive older women and when old, by attractive younger women, live longer. Sexual ability in men is a sign of good health and longevity. Womanizers and male porn stars rarely die of heart attacks or natural causes, for sure.

Oh yeah. RIP, Mickey!

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