Mickey Rooney: Dead at 93

The late, great Mickey Rooney was one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood and reigned over legions of adoring fans from across the globe. His heyday was during the 1930s where, as a teenager, he appeared in such films as Boys Town (1938), and Hoosier Schoolboy (1937) among the many other selections he has worked on over the course of ten decades. The Fox and the Hound (1981), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), and Night at the Museum (2007) are among his more familiar modern works. Prior to his unfortunate passing, Rooney was one of only a few remaining actors alive who performed during the silent film era of cinema.  He has received two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy Award over the course of his long and illustrious career.

He maintained a lighthearted sense of humor throughout his life, but was known to be a fiery advocate for seniors' rights. Mickey Rooney died on April 6, 2014 among friends and family members in Los Angeles, California. He was 93-years-old.


Back to top