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Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney died at age 93 on Sunday, April 6th. His cause of death is yet to be confirmed. His vast professional career lasted for nine decades.
He started his acting while still a child and have accumulated more than 300 credits. He also has starred in 16 movies as America’s boy next door, Andy Hardy.
He starred opposite Judy Garland in the 1938 movie Love Finds Andy Hardy and after that, the two became frequent co-stars. In the following year, he appeared in the movie Baby in Arms, a musical which earned the star an Oscar nomination.
He also had three more academy Awards nominations, including his roles in The Human Comedy in 1943, The Bold and Brave in 1956 and The Black Stallion in 1979.
Some other important roles he had included A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, National Velvet, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Requiem for a Heavyweight.
His long-lasting career had several television appearances. He fronted The Mickey Rooney Show in the 1950s and Mickey in the 1960s. His first Emmy Award came for his portrayal of a mentally ill man in the TV movie Bill. He was honored with two Oscars in 1938 and 1983. Among other awards, there are his two Golden Globes Awards.
This Hollywood heartbreaker married eight times. His first wife was also legendary Ava Gardner.
The fellow colleague Alec Baldwin was among first to pay tribute to the lost star. He tweeted on Sunday night, “An old pal of mine is gone. One of Hollywood’s rare gentlemen and a bientot (see you later) to Mickey Rooney.”
An old pal of mine is gone. One of Hollywood’s rare gentlemen… http://t.co/dDkVoPY6Yk
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) April 7, 2014