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Mickey Rooney

Dead at 93

4/6/2014 7:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0406_mickey_rooney_getty2Mickey Rooney, who spent nearly his entire life in show business, died today. He was 93.

Rooney had been in ill health for quite some time.  We're told death was attributed to natural causes.

He was one of the most famous child actors in entertainment history. He played the role of Andy Hardy in more than a dozen classic MGM films.

Rooney also teamed up with Judy Garland for "Babes in Arms" which was a huge hit back in 1939.



He was the first teenager ever to be nominated for an Oscar for his leading role in "Strike Up the Band" in 1940.

Rooney and Elizabeth Taylor starred in one of the biggest movies of the 40s -- "National Velvet" -- which launched Taylor's career.
 
Rooney also starred with Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

Rooney appeared most recently in "The Muppets" in 2011 with Amy Adams and Jason Segel and "Night at the Museum" in 2006 with Ben Stiller.



The 5'2" Rooney was married 8 times.  One of his wives -- Ava Gardner.

Rooney's last few years were filled with family strife.  He claimed elder abuse at the hands of his step-son Chris Aber and won a $2.8 million judgment against him last year for siphoning money from his accounts. 

Rooney testified before the U.S. Senate to discuss his personal story of abuse.




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Teresa andrews    

A great guy. R.I.P.

208 days ago
17.

Catty    

Sad news, he was in so many movies .... R.I.P. Mickey

208 days ago
18.

DarcyT    

RIP Mickey Rooney... if there is a heaven I'd bet your already singing and dancing with Judy!

208 days ago
19.

kali    

Thanks for the laughs, I adored you <3

208 days ago
20.

tmz_diva    

Rip Mickey. condolences to his family and friends

208 days ago
21.

sophiastormy    

death comes in threes, got two today... where is the third

208 days ago
22.

Marie    

My name is William....Bill for short..... RIP

208 days ago
23.

bonnie bell    

=( classy man.

208 days ago
24.

Ummmm    

Proof read your stories you say her at the end also a nicer photo of him too

208 days ago
25.

namers    

What a legend! Goodbye Mr. Rooney, you gave us decades of great performances.

R.I.P.

208 days ago
26.

haden3986    

Two things I know: 1) The world has lost a legend of the entertainment industry, and 2) this is one of most poorly-written/edited pieces I have read in quite some time. But then, one doesn't go to TMZ looking for intelligent journalists!

208 days ago
27.

Craig    

Andy Hardy had nothing to do with the Hardy Boys.

208 days ago
28.

bmsvds    

So, so sad. A talented, respected actor.

208 days ago
29.

boo boo    

Sad. But is his passing really a TMZ "Exclusive"?

208 days ago
30.

Vote2012    

One of the last Hollywood greats.

208 days ago
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