Hollywood Icon Mickey Rooney Dead At 93
By ZACH SEEMAYER
April 06, 2014
Iconic actor Mickey Rooney, one of the biggest stars in Hollywood during the 1930s and 40s, has passed away at the age of 93.
During his career, Rooney appeared in over 200 films, beginning when he was just an infant, and had a career that lasted over 90 years, one of the longest in Hollywood history.
Aside from his four Oscar nominations for his performances in Babes In Arms (1939), The Human Comedy (1943), The Bold And The Brave (1956) and The Black Stallion (1979), Rooney won a Juvenile Oscar Award in 1939 at the age of 18, and an honorary Oscar recognizing his decades-long career in 1983. He also had box office hits in 1939, 1940 and 1941.
More recently, Rooney appeared in The Muppets in a cameo performance, and also in Night At The Museum.
During his long life, Rooney faced many challenges, including eight divorces and a bankruptcy after going through his massive earnings at the age of 42. However, his career set the standard for small-town American values and he became one of the most iconic performers in film.
The cause of death has not yet been reported. Rooney is survived by his wife Jan and his nine children.
Here's a few celebrity tweets in reaction to Rooney's death:
"Always get married in the morning. That way if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted the whole day." Mickey Rooney, who died today. RIP.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 7, 2014
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mickey Rooney. One of the greats!— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) April 7, 2014
Mickey Rooney got all the best babes despite being short as hell. #RIP beautiful man— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) April 7, 2014
G-d Bless Mickey Rooney!! #RIP— Brett Ratner (@BrettRatner) April 7, 2014
"I buy women shoes and they use them to walk away from me." RIP Mickey Rooney. A Hollywood legend.— Nina Garcia (@ninagarcia) April 7, 2014
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