Legendary Actor Mickey Rooney Headlines a Group of Stars Who Will Attend the 2006 Twilight Zone Convention

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12/31/1969 - 17:00
Mickey Rooney and sixteen other actors will attend the 2006 Twilight Zone Convention, August 12-13, 2006, in the Grand Ballroom of New Jersey's Hilton Hasbrouck Heights, 10 AM to 5 PM each day. This will be his first-ever appearance at an East Coast collectors' show.

Rooney gave a tour de force solo performance in the 1963 Twilight Zone episode, "The Last Night of a Jockey." Written by Rod Serling, the creator of the 1959-1964 Emmy Award winning series, it is the only Twilight Zone episode in which only one actor appears, either in image or voice.

In 1926, Mickey Rooney landed his first film role in Fox's Not to Be Trusted. The six-year-old played the part of a cigar-smoking midget. In December, Rooney will appear as a night watchman in 20th Century Fox's Night at the Museum, starring Ben Stiller. Rooney's 80-year film career is the longest in motion picture history!

Other actors who starred in the classic Twilight Zone series, scheduled to appear at the show, are: Mary Badham, Morgan Brittany, Paul Comi, Susan Gordon, Chuck Hicks, Noah Keen, Tom Lowell, Arlene Martel, Kevin McCarthy, Ed Nelson, Lois Nettleton, Tom Reese, Peter Mark Richman, Jacqueline Scott, Fredd Wayne, and H. M. Wynant. Actors will be charging a fee for their autographs.

A panel discussion will include Twilight Zone actors, George Clayton Johnson (writer of eight Twilight Zone episodes, the first episode of Star Trek, and cowriter of Ocean's Eleven and Logan's Run), and Joseph Messerli, who, at UPA studio in 1958, created the Twilight Zone logo and the galaxy of stars seen at the beginning and ending of each episode.

There will also be door prizes, raffles, displays, TV and movie memorabilia/autograph dealers and a mini-marathon of Twilight Zone episodes. Daily admission to the Convention is $15 per person. A dinner honoring the Twilight Zone actors will be held on Saturday evening. The public is invited to attend at $100 per person. There will be at least one actor seated at each table.

Up-to-date information at www.tzconvention.com

Source: TZ Convention
HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J., Aug. 3, 2006 /PRNewswire/ --

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