11:19 pm - 04/06/2014

Mickey Rooney Dies at 93

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

Rooney had been in ill health for quite some time.

He was one of the most famous child actors in entertainment history. He played the role of Andy Hardy in "The Hardy Boys" in 20 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 Segal 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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blindedxheart 7th-Apr-2014 03:26 am (UTC)
Aww man I just submitted this.

Rest in peace, Mickey.
thecanuckian 7th-Apr-2014 03:28 am (UTC)
sorry for your loss
littlelistmaker 7th-Apr-2014 03:29 am (UTC)
This is not a classy first comment for a death post tbh. No reason to hope to be the one to "get" the post or whatever.
blahcakes 7th-Apr-2014 03:36 am (UTC)
rme lighten up
blindedxheart 7th-Apr-2014 03:37 am (UTC)
You're right, and I am sorry. It was just my first post on ONTD for the 8+ years I've been a member and his movies with Judy were such a big part of my childhood, but that's no excuse for being tactless.
mary_pickforded 7th-Apr-2014 03:37 am (UTC)
People take this too seriously. It's a gossip blog. It's not like Mickey's going to see the damn thing.
autumn1234 7th-Apr-2014 03:00 pm (UTC)
oh shut uuuuuup
liddles15 7th-Apr-2014 04:01 am (UTC)
Loooove your DP! I just finished watching Sabrina
randommakings 7th-Apr-2014 03:26 am (UTC)
_scarlett_icons 7th-Apr-2014 03:26 am (UTC)
Awww RIP :(
rawr_santi 7th-Apr-2014 03:27 am (UTC)
RIP :(
mmartymcfly 7th-Apr-2014 03:27 am (UTC)
Oh wow. Just heard about this. RIP.
setsuna16 7th-Apr-2014 03:27 am (UTC)
He had a long career. Most could be so lucky.

Farewell, Mickey.
kal_ella 7th-Apr-2014 03:27 am (UTC)
nooo mickey :( RIP
thecanuckian 7th-Apr-2014 03:27 am (UTC)
thejoker 7th-Apr-2014 03:28 am (UTC)
I don't like 2014.
jellycar 7th-Apr-2014 03:28 am (UTC)
distant_lines 7th-Apr-2014 03:43 am (UTC)
We bitched so much about 2013, and this is what we're getting.
myhipusername 8th-Apr-2014 03:15 am (UTC)
yup :(
jellycar 7th-Apr-2014 03:28 am (UTC)
Rest in peace :(
willow_diamond 7th-Apr-2014 03:28 am (UTC)
aw no :(
tuggernuts 7th-Apr-2014 03:28 am (UTC)
wonderwomanhero 7th-Apr-2014 03:31 am (UTC)
aglows 7th-Apr-2014 03:34 am (UTC)
I just saw that. Oops, copied and pasted from the site. Thanks!
tuluum 7th-Apr-2014 03:29 am (UTC)
Awww RIP
enamored 7th-Apr-2014 03:29 am (UTC)
maraudersaffair 7th-Apr-2014 03:30 am (UTC)
I love watching his tcm interview where he talks about his relationship with her

very cute <3
professor_chaos 7th-Apr-2014 03:31 am (UTC)
My mom used to watch their movies all the time.
so_chic_doll 7th-Apr-2014 03:35 am (UTC)
literally so adorable
handsdowntoo 7th-Apr-2014 03:36 am (UTC)
humannatur3 7th-Apr-2014 04:01 am (UTC)
maishi_obuki 7th-Apr-2014 10:25 am (UTC)
they both look so adorable
faithgirl16 7th-Apr-2014 10:49 am (UTC)
The original OTP. :(
ladywilde80 7th-Apr-2014 02:09 pm (UTC)
This makes me sad :(
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