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Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dead at 93

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Mickey Rooney, who spent his whole life in show business, died Sunday at the age of 93.

Reportedly Rooney had been ill for quite some time. He died of natural causes.

He started his career at an early age and was one of the most famous child actors in entertainment history. He played the role of Andy Hardy in "The Hardy Boys" in 20 films.

He was the first teenager nominated for an Oscar for his leading role in "Strike Up the Band" in 1940. Rooney and Elizabeth Taylor starred in one of the biggest movies of the 40s -- "National Velvet" -- which launched Taylor's career. He was also in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" with Audrey Hepburn.

Rooney recently appeared in "The Muppets" in 2011 with Amy Adams and Jason Segal and "Night at the Museum" in 2006 with Ben Stiller.

Rooney was married 8 times. He also testified before the U.S. Senate to tell his personal story of elderly abuse at the hands of his step-son Chris Aber. He won a $2.8 million judgment against him last year for siphoning money from his accounts.



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