Monday, December 8, 2008

Trivia - Ha!!

Mickey Rooney turned down the role of Archie Bunker in the 1970s sitsom All in the Family. The former child star was convinced that the show would bomb, and he wasn’t willing to jeopardize his professional reputation, although his film career had been on the skids for years. Little-known character actor Carroll O’Connor won the role as a result.

2 comments:

Berry Blog said...

After Boys Town and his dance routine with Judy Garland in some movie, I never cared for anything else Rooney did. Certainly his ego is twice his size. I liked Carroll O'Connor in everything he did....nothing pretentious about him or his support to causes.

Joy said...

Same here - big fan of Carroll O'Connor but not at all of Mickey Rooney. Never cared for him.