|Loose and Mickey Rooney
Yep, it's true: The Mick is a shrimp. An aging one at that.
Seriously, Mickey Rooney, erstwhile husband of Ava Gardener and
lord knows who else (like he's had mebbe 8 - count -em - 8 wives), was in
a jocular mood the night I encountered him at yet another opening I was
covering in my capacity as, uh, theater critic. Hey, while "Showboat"
rocked, the Mick retired early for some much-needed rest.