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Mickey Rooney, one of the world’s most successful movie actors, whose career spanned over 80 years, has died at the age of 93. Rooney, who started acting when he was just seventeen months old, starred in over 300 films, and was nominated for four Academy Awards, receiving two special Oscars for his massive body of work.
Early success for the star came in 1937 in the film A Family Affair, where he starred as Andy Hardy, a character he would play in 19 more movies over eight years. He appeared in the film National Velvet with Elizabeth Taylor in 1944 and also starred alongside Judy Garland in a series of musicals, and was considered to be the world’s most profitable film star during that time. By the sixties, his films had made over $3 billion, a colossal figure for the time.
It was the 1970s when he appeared in the superb Pete’S Dragon for »
- Paul Heath
The legendary Mickey Rooney died today, passing away at the age of 93.
The Brookyln-born actor was a child star who successfully transitioned into adult films. Boasting more than 300 credits to his name across eight decades, he also earned four Oscar nominations, two honorary Oscars, a Golden Globe, and Emmy, and a Tony nomination.
Amongst his most famous early works were the likes of "Blind Date," "Babies in Arms," and over a dozen film sin the Andy Hardy franchise. Other famous films included "The Black Stallion," "National Velvet, "The Bold and the Brave," "The Human Comedy," "Breakfast at Tiffanys," "Erik the Viking," "The Fox and the Hound," "Pete's Dragon," "Ace of Hearts," "Its a Mad Mad Mad Mad World," "Requiem for a Heavyweight," "Baby Face Nelson," "Boys Town" and "Girl Crazy". His acclaimed TV work included "Bill," "Mickey," "One of the Boys," "The Red Skelton Hour" and "The Mickey Rooney Show »
- Garth Franklin
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