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Mickey Rooney Dies at Age 93
Mickey Rooney, whose career spanned 10 decades, died at the age of 93 on Sunday. According to authorities in Los Angeles, Rooney died of natural causes at his home surrounded by his family. Rooney married eight times during his life, according to Reuters.
“He was undoubtedly the most talented actor that ever lived. There was nothing he couldn’t do,” said actress Margaret O’Brien. O’Brien worked with Rooney on a movie adaptation of “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”
A friend of Rooney’s actress Rose Marie, said, “I shall miss him and the world shall miss him.”
Other stars took to Twitter to express their sadness about Rooney’s death.
Rooney was born in New York on September 23, 1920. His parents had a vaudeville act and Rooney became a part of it prior to turning two-years-old.
Rooney’s first film appearance came in “Not to Be Trusted,” a silent film.
Rooney was cast in an “Andy Hardy” film called “A Family Affair.” The first movie became so popular that it turned into a series of 16 films.
When not making movies, Rooney had trouble with gambling, money and lust. A full-time employee was assigned to keep Rooney out of trouble.
In 1982, Rooney won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his work in the television movie “Bill.” The movie was about a mentally handicapped man who was attempting to live by himself. In 1983, Rooney was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the Oscars.Mickey Rooney Dies at Age 93 by Jim Vassallo
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