The reason that the death of Mickey Rooney has been advertised on national newspaper is owing to his legendary life. He was viewed as being one of the most exuberant entertainers blessed with life. His accomplishment include being a world’s top box office star at a tender age of 19, became bankrupt early in his 40s and was a comeback kid at the age of 60.
The year 1939 saw Mickey Rooney being voted as the number one box office star over the acknowledged Tyrone Power. Heaven smiled on him again in that year when he received his Oscar nomination for best actor in the movie Babes in Arms. His fame had hit an eternal switch as he was named the box office again in the year 1940 and became runners up in 1941.
Basing the information in the obituary, Mickey Rooney was among the upper class. He was famous and received numerous awards for his movies from a tender age of 19. According to Kerbo, (2012) chapter 6, he states that being a member of the upper class required an individual to possess a certain kind of wealth, lifestyle and power. Other determining factors include his friends, clubs visited and invitations to big events with similar members of the upper social class. The actor Mickey Rooney was wealthy from his teenage years and his comeback nearly in his 60s; he has lived as a member of the upper class.
Mickey Rooney is described as the energetic boy next door. His celebrity status earned him a well deserved spot under who is who in the celebrity world. He was a Hollywood legend who graduated to stardom at the tender age of 19. His heroism is not only with movies and money but has a personal history too. Mickey had to battle drug addiction in his early and late 30s and make a comeback from bankruptcy late in his 40s. Such benevolence and never die attitude earned him a spot at the hearts of many.
The Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney is among the upper class. Having achieved his wealth and status at the tender age of 19, he has enjoyed a lavish lifestyle. Mickey’s race, however, does not affect his status or add title to his name in the upper class society. Age plays a vital part in providing status and title to an individual. At his age, Mickey Rooney is a respected individual who is highly placed in the community. According to Kerbo (2012), he declares that even though individuals believe they live in a free community, those who hold power are the top level higher category working under the surface.
Harmetz, A. (2014, April 7) Mickey Rooney, Master of Putting On a Show, Dies at 93. The New York Times, Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/07/arts/mickey-rooney-master-of-putting-on-a-show-dies-at-93.html?ref=obituaries
Kerbo, H (2012). Social Stratification and Inequality (8th Ed.) Chapter 6 and 7 (p 158-159).