Date: 7th April 2014

Actor Mickey Rooney dies aged 93.


Mickey Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died at the age of 93.

Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died on April 6 at his North Hollywood home.

He said police took a report but indicated that there was nothing suspicious and it was not a police case and he had no additional details on the circumstances of his death.

Born in Brooklyn, he began his career aged 18 months in his parents' vaudeville act, Yule and Carter, and never really retired.

By 1965, Mickey Rooney's 200 films had earned more than $3bn (1.8bn) around the world.

Sir Laurence Olivier once referred to him as the greatest film actor America ever produced.

He starred in silent comedy shorts, MGM musicals with Judy Garland, the popular Andy Hardy family films, an Emmy-winning TV drama and a Broadway smash, Sugar Babies.

He was nominated for Oscars four times and won two special Oscars.

Source: Press Release


 

 

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