10:36 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Dick Van Patten
Originally posted 04/08/2014 11:40AM
An acting thoroughbred himself through a career spanning more than 150 films, Mickey Rooney loved to hit the racetrack at Santa Anita Park to bet on the horses.
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