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RIP Mickey Rooney: 5 Things to Remember About the Long-Time Actor

Rooney passed away at 93


Mickey Rooney passed away from natural causes in his home located in Studio City, Los Angeles at the age of 93 on Sunday.

Source: Wikipedia

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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