Wednesday's intriguing people
Actor Mickey Rooney was granted court protection after alleging that his stepson abused him.
March 2nd, 2011
11:09 AM ET

Wednesday's intriguing people

Mickey Rooney

The 90-year-old actor will appear Wednesday on Capitol Hill, testifying on elder abuse before the Senate Special Committee on Aging. Rooney recently was granted court protection - and saw his finances placed with an independent conservator - after alleging that his stepson was physically and emotionally abusing him, the Los Angeles paper reported.

Rooney, who began in vaudeville, is perhaps best known for starring in the "Andy Hardy" films as well as musicals with Judy Garland, who died in 1969.

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