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    6 Revelations From Mickey Rooney's Will

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    1. He put his legal affairs in order just prior to his death. Rooney's will was signed on March 11 less than a month before he died due to natural causes, including complications related to diabetes.


    2. He and his wife, Jan, were separated. Rooney's will states that he and his eighth wife Jan, who married in 1978, separated on June 30, 2012. As part of their legal split, they would remain married and would not change her as the beneficiary for his pension or Social Security distribution "such that Jan will benefit from these items as my living spouse." Jan agreed to those terms, Rooney noted in the will, and "forever waived the rights" to a stake in his estate.


    3. He left his modest estate to his stepson, Mark Rooney. Mark, who is Jan's son,was caring for Rooney at the time of his death and will be the sole beneficiary of Rooney's $18,000 estate.


    4. Yes, $18,000 is all Rooney had.
    Despite his long career Rooney was still working at the time of his death he had little money. He previously said that he lost most of his fortune because of elder abuse and money mismanagement by Jan's other son, Christopher Aber. Additionally, his steady stream of divorces famously drained his funds.


    5. He did not want Aber or any of his relatives in charge of his estate.
    Michael R. Augustine is the court-appointed conservator of Rooney's estate. The late actor made sure to note that he didn't want Aber, whom he accused of abuse, to oversee his finances. "Under no circumstances shall any of Jan, Christopher Aber, Christina Aber, any of their descendants, or any of my heirs serve as Executer of my estate," the papers state.


    6. He disinherited all family members other than Mark. In addition to Jan and her two sons, Rooney had eight living children and one son who predeceased him. Other than stepson/caretaker Mark, he disinherited them all. Augustine explained to the Associated Press that Rooney felt that his agreement with Jan provided adequate care for her and said Rooney's children were all in better financial situations than the actor himself, so Mark was given everything he had left.
    I can't say I feel sorry for the average actor today if this were to happen. However, I do find it sad with Mickey Rooney because - let's face it - he's as American as a shotgun smeared in apple pie while being held by the tip of Reagan's decomposing dick. It's Mickey Rooney ffs. He grew up with the 20th century. He was the boy that Toby MaGuyre tried to be. If he was 40 years old today, he'd be Pierce Brosnan - artistically irrelevant but enjoyable in most movies. It's a damn shame this happened to him - but as they say - your kids are a reflection of who you are.
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    Re: 6 Revelations From Mickey Rooney's Will

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
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    I can't say I feel sorry for the average actor today if this were to happen. However, I do find it sad with Mickey Rooney because - let's face it - he's as American as a shotgun smeared in apple pie while being held by the tip of Reagan's decomposing dick. It's Mickey Rooney ffs. He grew up with the 20th century. He was the boy that Toby MaGuyre tried to be. If he was 40 years old today, he'd be Pierce Brosnan - artistically irrelevant but enjoyable in most movies. It's a damn shame this happened to him - but as they say - your kids are a reflection of who you are.
    How interesting. His pension and his Social Security. His ex (and probably many others) would be eligible for his SS, since it takes a marriage to last ten years before one is entitled. As to his pension, perhaps he agreed not to remove her name and it had a surviving spouse benefit....?

    It's always sad when an elderly person ends up destitute -- most especially one who was, at one time, on top of the world. It should remind us all to take nothing for granted...

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    As to elder abuse and subsequent theft? That I truly believe.

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    Re: 6 Revelations From Mickey Rooney's Will

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    How interesting. His pension and his Social Security. His ex (and probably many others) would be eligible for his SS, since it takes a marriage to last ten years before one is entitled. As to his pension, perhaps he agreed not to remove her name and it had a surviving spouse benefit....?

    It's always sad when an elderly person ends up destitute -- most especially one who was, at one time, on top of the world. It should remind us all to take nothing for granted...

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    As to elder abuse and subsequent theft? That I truly believe.
    You gotta wonder how he ended up that way, it's not as if he wasn't working in some mainstream movies:

    2001 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (voice)
    2002 Topa Topa Bluffs
    2003 Paradise
    2005 Strike the Tent
    A Christmas Too Many
    2006 The Thirsting
    To Kill a Mockumentary
    Night at the Museum
    2007 The Yesterday Pool
    Bamboo Shark
    2008 Lost Stallions: The Journey Home
    A Miser Brothers' Christmas (voice)
    2010 Gerald
    2011 The Muppets
    2012 Last Will and Embezzlement
    2014 Night at the Museum 3
    Though some of these may seem like obscure productions, there are others which were drawing in 100s of millions of dollars. So how did he end up so broke? $18K? Seems like his kids probably stole his money.
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    Re: 6 Revelations From Mickey Rooney's Will

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
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    I can't say I feel sorry for the average actor today if this were to happen. However, I do find it sad with Mickey Rooney because - let's face it - he's as American as a shotgun smeared in apple pie while being held by the tip of Reagan's decomposing dick. It's Mickey Rooney ffs. He grew up with the 20th century. He was the boy that Toby MaGuyre tried to be. If he was 40 years old today, he'd be Pierce Brosnan - artistically irrelevant but enjoyable in most movies. It's a damn shame this happened to him - but as they say - your kids are a reflection of who you are.
    Classy, real classy..............as usual.
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    Re: 6 Revelations From Mickey Rooney's Will

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You gotta wonder how he ended up that way, it's not as if he wasn't working in some mainstream movies:



    Though some of these may seem like obscure productions, there are others which were drawing in 100s of millions of dollars. So how did he end up so broke? $18K? Seems like his kids probably stole his money.
    Yep, probably so.

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    Re: 6 Revelations From Mickey Rooney's Will

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Classy, real classy..............as usual.
    That's not American? Curb your faux outrage. It's unbecoming of a poster with your history.
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