March 20, 2011 By

Legendary Star Mickey Rooney Dies At 93

rooneyActor, Mickey Rooney, renowned for his roles in Andy Hardy, Babes in Arms and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, died on Sunday at his North Hollywood home aged 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died, the Associated Press reported.

With a very successful career spanning eighty years, he has rendered brilliant performances in films including silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, television and the Broadway theatre. Born in 1920, Rooney entered the world of show business even before the age of ten. His roles in recent years include a 2006 comedy “A Night at the Museum”.

Rooney reigned as number one money making star from 1939 to 1942 and won two special Academy Awards for his film achievements. He also received an Emmy award and a Golden Globe in 1982 and was nominated for a Tony.In 1983, the Motion Picture Academy presented Rooney with an honorary Oscar for his “60 years of versatility in a variety of memorable film performances.”

He married eight times and has eleven children. In his late 80s Rooney performed live shows with his eighth wife, Jan Chamberlin, singing songs from old movies and telling stories.

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