Radio: Shorty

A professional actor for 25 of his 27 years, Mickey Rooney has grown into a performer of considerable skill. In times past, he has been one of Hollywood's biggest box-office attractions. But he obviously cannot go through life playing Andy Hardy. (Says Mickey: "Let's face it. ... I'm practically an old roué.") Since his release from the Army two years ago, Mickey's future as a movie star has been problematical.

Last week, CBS presented him as a radio star in a new program tailored to his short, (5 ft. 2 in.), explosive measure. "Shorty Bell"...

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