Mickey Rooney Dead At 93
Legendary Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney died Sunday night of natural causes at the age of 93. Family members surrounded him at his North Hollywood home at the time of his death.
Throughout the course of his 80 year-career, Joe Yule Jr. (later adopting the stage name of Mickey Rooney at the age of 7), appeared in 200-plus films and TV programs, first appearing on the silver screen at just 17-months old!
During Hollywood’s “Golden Age” Rooney worked with many of the silver screen’s greatest leading ladies, including Elizabeth Taylor in “National Velvet,” Judy Garland in “Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry” and “Babes In Arms” and Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast At Tiffany’s.” He will mostly be remembered for his title role in MGM’s beloved ‘Andy Hardy’ movies.
Rooney was the first teenager to be nominated for an Oscar in a leading role but lost to actor Robert Donat. The year before, Rooney received a special juvenile Academy Award in 1938 after appearing in “Boys Town” with Golden-age actor Spencer Tracy. He went on to receive two honorary Oscars, the first in 1938, and the second in 1982.
Rooney’s autobiography “Life Is Too Short” was published in 1993. He was married 8 times, and fathered of 12 children.
We’ll miss you Mickey!
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