Mickey Rooney Art Event in Palm Springs

Joey English, Mickey Rooney and Margaret O'Brien
Story and photos by Pat Krause
Story and photos by Pat Krause


The Wright Design Group and The Wright Image in Palm Springs held a Meet Mickey Rooney Art event on Sunday December 2nd. Mickey Rooney showed his original Art Works. This event was a chance for Mickey Rooney fans to meet this legendary actor in person.

Mickey’s Daughter-in-law Charlene Rooney is also an artist. Charlene brought several pieces of her art work for display. There was a Silent Auction of Rooney Hollywood Memorabilia and the proceeds from that sale benefited the AIDS Assistance Program.

Mr. Rooney has made several appearances in the desert recently. Actress Margaret O’Brien and actor Randal Malone were on hand for this wonderful exciting event.

Fans arrived all afternoon for a chance to meet Mr. Rooney, shake his hand and get a photo taken with him.Mr. Rooney has spent almost his entire life in front of the camera for his many many movies.

Mickey started in films at age 5 and continues working at age 92. He has been married 8 times. Some were very beautiful like his one wife, actress Ava Gardner.

He is a father, grandfather and great grandfather. He has made 350 films and has 4 Stars on the Hollywood Walk of stars. He has gotten many awards during his career. He is a true icon in the film industry.