Actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Mon Apr 07 2014, 16:20 hrs
Actor, singer and dancer Mickey Rooney, wearing spats and a pinstriped suit, performs a dance routine during rehearsal for the television show "George M. Cohan Story" in Hollywood, Calif.  He was an entertainer almost from the day he was born in New York on Sept. 23, 1920. His parents, Joe Yule Sr. and Nell, had a vaudeville act and Joe Jr., as he was known then, was not yet 2 years old when he became a part of it, appearing in a miniature tuxedo. (AP)
Actor, singer and dancer Mickey Rooney, wearing spats and a pinstriped suit, performs a dance routine during rehearsal for the television show "George M. Cohan Story" in Hollywood, Calif. He was an entertainer almost from the day he was born in New York on Sept. 23, 1920. His parents, Joe Yule Sr. and Nell, had a vaudeville act and Joe Jr., as he was known then, was not yet 2 years old when he became a part of it, appearing in a miniature tuxedo. (AP)
Child actor Mickey Rooney is shown as a performer in this undated photo. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died  at his North Hollywood home. (AP)
Child actor Mickey Rooney is shown as a performer in this undated photo. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died at his North Hollywood home. (AP)
In this Jan. 5, 1942, file photo, Mickey Rooney, 21, Movieland's No. 1 box office star, and Ava Gardner, 19, of Wilson, N.C., pose together in Santa Barbara, Calif., shortly after the couple applied for a marriage license. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his North Hollywood home. (AP)
In this Jan. 5, 1942, file photo, Mickey Rooney, 21, Movieland's No. 1 box office star, and Ava Gardner, 19, of Wilson, N.C., pose together in Santa Barbara, Calif., shortly after the couple applied for a marriage license. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his North Hollywood home. (AP)
Mickey Rooney and wife, Ava Gardner, arrive in New York in January 1942, en route to Boston where Rooney is to appear at a Red Cross benefit. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his North Hollywood home. (AP)
Mickey Rooney and wife, Ava Gardner, arrive in New York in January 1942, en route to Boston where Rooney is to appear at a Red Cross benefit. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his North Hollywood home. (AP)
In this June 26, 1963, file photo, Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney put their heads together over a television script for their first onstage reunion in 18 years, for the taping of the first of 32 variety shows which Garland will do for CBS next season. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his North Hollywood home. (AP)
In this June 26, 1963, file photo, Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney put their heads together over a television script for their first onstage reunion in 18 years, for the taping of the first of 32 variety shows which Garland will do for CBS next season. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his North Hollywood home. (AP)
Veteran comic Mickey Rooney wears a Napoleonic-era hat as he tapes an “I love New York” television commercial with British-American actress Elizabeth Taylor, in New York. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his North Hollywood home. (AP)
Veteran comic Mickey Rooney wears a Napoleonic-era hat as he tapes an “I love New York” television commercial with British-American actress Elizabeth Taylor, in New York. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his North Hollywood home. (AP)
Actor Mickey Rooney, left, kisses the hand of Queen Elizabeth II during a garden party celebrating her state visit to the US at the British Embassy in Washington, Monday, May 7, 2007. (AP)
Actor Mickey Rooney, left, kisses the hand of Queen Elizabeth II during a garden party celebrating her state visit to the US at the British Embassy in Washington, Monday, May 7, 2007. (AP)
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