Mickey Rooney passed away from natural causes in his home located in Studio City, Los Angeles at the age of 93 on Sunday.
Here are a few things to remember about Rickey Rooney, as collected by The Chicago Tribune.
- Mickey Rooney moved to California with his mother and started acting after his parents’ divorce
- He played the character of Mickey McGuire in a series of short films from 1927 to 1934.
- Rooney played the McGuire character so much that he changed his last name to McGuire, but later changed it back to Rooney after getting different roles.
- He received an Academy Juvenile Award with Deanna Durbin in 1938.
- Rooney was nominated for his first Academy Award in 1939 for his role in Babes in Arms.
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