The world of Hollywood has lost a true legend on Sunday when Mickey Rooney died at the age of 93. He came into acting at a very young age, almost in the infancy of cinema in America, and stayed with it all his life. He starred in numerous pictures throughout his career and ended up being a part of some truly iconic moments and films in cinema history.
Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized actor who was one of MGM’s giant box office attractions in the late ’30s and early ’40s, has died, sources confirm. He was 93.
As adept at comedy as drama and an excellent singer and dancer, Rooney was regarded as the consummate entertainer
In an age where we lose amazing talents like Heath Ledger and Philip Seymour Hoffman too early, Rooney is one of a few stars that stuck around for what seems like forever. He’s outlived generations of movie goers who discovered him in any of the eras he was active, from the 1930s all the way to the 90s and into the 2000s.
He was a true movie icon and will be missed like the legend he was. It’s criminal to sum up his life in so few words but the truth of the matter is there aren’t enough words in the world to define the career of Mickey Rooney nor the impact he had on Hollywood.
Mickey Rooney, Hollywood icon, was 93 years old.