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Gary, Ind., 12/9/02  -  Hollywood star Mickey Rooney, along with his wife Jan Chamberlin Rooney, will be making special appearances at Majestic Star Casino on December 12 and 14. In addition to four by-invitation only holiday concerts and a VIP press and customer reception held at the casino, Rooney will also be making personal appearances on the casino from 1:00-2:00pm each day. Rooney will be mingling with guests and signing autographs.

Mickey Rooney's career spans over 75 years beginning with his motion picture debut at age five. Now at age eighty, Rooney continues to charm crowds with an amazing energy. His One Man, One Wife shows feature musical and comedy performances by Rooney and his wife, along with a walk down memory lane featuring numerous clips from his long and successful career.

The consummate performer, Mickey Rooney made his first stage appearance at the age of one when he crawled out on stage during his parents' vaudeville act. His first major breakthrough came in 1939 when, at the age of eighteen, he appeared in the film "Boys Town" with Spencer Tracy. Rooney, who was a friend of Charlie Chaplin and invented the stage name for Marilyn Monroe, has appeared in more than 300 feature films. His movie picture career encompassed such movie classics as "The Andy Hardy" films, "The Human Comedy", National Velvet", "Midsummer Night's Dream", his beloved teamings with Judy Garland and more recently, "The Black Stallion". In his career he has had multiple Oscar nominations, a Best Actor Emmy for "Bill", and an Academy Award for the film "Boy's Town".

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