HOLLYWOOD: Slipped Mickey

Mickey Rooney celebrated the first wedding anniversary of his fifth marriage, with a fifth. Instead of rolling on home to sleep it off, he kept another date, showed up for a guest appearance on the Jack Paar Show, now visiting Hollywood. Jack, amiably bringing to mind Mickey's previous four marriages, asked: "What was Ava Gardner really like?" Replied Mickey: "Well, Mr. Paar, may I say this, she is more woman than you will ever know."

Soon Rooney became maudlin, talked about his good marital fortunes and his wonderful children. His sentences might have been composed by Casey Stengel. Rooney: "But...