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Book Title: The Search for Sonny Skies|
Date of issue: January 1st 1995
ISBN 13: 9780783812540
The author of the book: Mickey Rooney
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 868 KB
Edition: G. K. Hall & Company
Read full description of the books The Search for Sonny Skies:Mickey Rooney's first novel focuses on a subject he surely knows well - a tale about Hollywood and a fabulous child star of the old Hollywood system named Sonny Skies. Sonny won Oscar nominations before he was wearing long pants. He was the world's hottest box-office attraction at sixteen. And at nineteen he was the envy of the world when he bedded and wedded one of filmland's classic beauties. The book takes an unexpected turn when, unlike every other Hollywood celebrity his age, Sonny is suddenly drafted into the service of his country to fight on the front lines. The world is stunned by news of the death of Sonny Skies on the beaches of Normandy. It would take nearly five decades before the true story about Sonny Skies would emerge, and when it does the scandal sends shock waves through the entertainment industry. The tale is driven by Jay Richards, a jaded ex-gossip columnist for The Daily Flick, an alcoholic, and a poker player who stays sober by attending AA meetings three times a week. His fellow investigator is Elle McBrien, a single mother with a precocious daughter named Gremlin. Elle's TV documentary on Sonny Skies leads her and Richards to intrigue at the Pentagon, corporate skullduggery and murder in Los Angeles, a cemetery in France, and a stable in Del Mar, California.
Read information about the authorMickey Rooney began his show business career as a toddler making his way on stage to steal the applause. He entered the movies not long afterward in the Mickey McGuire series (which prompted him to change his name from Joe Yule Jr. to Mickey Rooney). His talents won him many memorable roles throughout the years and his popularity peaked when he was a teenager when he appeared regularly in the Andy Hardy series and in musicals opposite Judy Garland.
During WWII, Rooney entertained the troops overseas and upon returning to Hollywood found his career in decline. He made sporadic films with little fanfare and seemed to be washed up. However, he continued to find work in television.
In 1981, Rooney played the title role in Bill, a film about a mentally disabled man, and the performance brought him a Golden Globe award. His boundless energy kept him in the spotlight in various stage shows.
In 2011, Rooney appeared before a US Senate committee on the topic of elder abuse claiming that he was the victim of such abuse by members of his own family.
Rooney was married eight times and had nine children.
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