Mickey Rooney Passes Away at Age 93

Hollywood is in mourning, as legendary actor and entertainer Mickey Rooney has died at the age of 93, reports The Los Angeles Times. Rooney died in his Los Angeles home of undisclosed causes. 

Rooney was a film, television, and stage star who found fame early in life; as a toddler, he appeared in his parents' vaudeville act, and as a teenager, he rocketed to superstardom with the role of Andy Hardy, a character he played in 15 films, starting with 1937's A Family Affair

On television, Rooney won an Emmy in 1982 for the lead role in Bill, a CBS made-for-TV movie about a man in his 60s who was mentally challenged. Rooney also starred in the ABC sitcom Mickey, for which he won a Golden Globe. Rooney's talents were vast; he was nominated for an Emmy on five separate occasions, and for an Academy Award on four separate occasions. His film credits included Babes in ArmsNational Velvet, and Breakfast at Tiffany's.


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Apr 17, 2014
I think good taste dictates we all forget his part in Breakfast At Tiffany's
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Apr 08, 2014
I saw Mickey Rooney in a stage production of the Wizard Of Oz, probably circa 1999. I'd heard that the other actors were frustrated because he was always improvising his lines and such. At the production I saw, before he walked off stage he went to the edge of the stage and waved to a little girl who waved back to him. :-) He was really having fun. In fact, I was sitting in my seat after the play waiting for the herd of rugrats to exit the theater first and the curtain billowed back for a few seconds. In that brief time I saw Mickey and Eartha Kitt, also in the play, grinning ear to ear and then they gave each other a big hug. :-) I'd like that to be my last memory of both of them.
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Apr 07, 2014
R.I.P. Mickey Rooney!!!!
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Apr 07, 2014
Mickey Rooney, truly Hollywood royalty, and the fact that he never stopped working, never stopped entertaining is truly impressive. He deserves those 4 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and many more accolades than that.
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Apr 07, 2014
What a great talent. He leaves a great body of work. One of my favorites is The Human Comedy, about a small U.S. town during WWII.
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Apr 07, 2014
To a long and prosperous career.

Barvo sir, I hope you rest well.
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Apr 07, 2014
Didn't Rooney win a special Oscar for being an example to youth when he was in his 20s or 30s? I think my favorite performance of his is the Twilight Zone episode where it was basically Rooney in a room by himself for a half-hour.
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Apr 07, 2014
Sad news but I guess he had a good run, acting prolifically 'til the end. To think he starred in Boys Town 76 years ago is truly remarkable. Mind you in those days precocious theatrics were a plausible method for portraying delinquet youths. It's probably Babes in Arms that I remember him from the best, he was very good in that, somehow finding time to do impressions of Hollywood's leading men in between singing and dancing with incredible energy and enthusiasm. Clearly he has done a lot of great stuff since then, most of which I haven't seen (let's not mention Breakfast at Tiffany's), all the way to Night at the Museum and The Muppets. Truly a legend, and if Elizabeth Taylor's passing wasn't the end of an era then Rooney's cerainly is.

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Apr 07, 2014
Not only did Mickey Rooney die this weekend but John Pinette dies as well (5.4.14) (aged 50)
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Apr 07, 2014
Very sad both that this occurred and that the world is not taking more notice; there is a nice review of an Andy Hardy DVD set at http://classictvdvdreviews.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-andy-hardy-film-collection-volume-2.html
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Apr 07, 2014
R.I.P
These spammers should be prosecuted....No respect at all
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Apr 07, 2014
It's sad that half of the comments so far are spam. Other than that I'm sad to hear of his passing.
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Apr 07, 2014
One of the greats!Rest his soul!He will be missed!
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Apr 07, 2014
R.I.P Mickey - you will be missed and fondly remembered.
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Apr 07, 2014
That's a hideous photo. You realize during the 1940's, this was the most famous person in the world? I would have looked for a pic a bit more respectable.
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Apr 07, 2014
Why is it hideous? So what, a current picture is unacceptable because he only mattered when he was "attractive" or young? For someone claiming to have respect for the guy, you sure are shallow.
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Apr 07, 2014
You are both right. It's not unreasonable to have a recent photo of him since he never stopped being in the limelight, but that is a really awful photo, the flash is too hot and it brings out every flaw and discoloration, it's not accurate to how he would have been perceived in person because it's highlighting everything.
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