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Hollywood Movie Legend Mickey Rooney Remembered

West Hollywood, CA March 2, 2014.  Mickey Rooney attends 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

93 year old Hollywood movie legend Mickey Rooney died Sunday, April 6, 2014. Mickey Rooney started his acting career as a child in vaudeville and made his first film appearance in 1926. Mickey Rooney was best known for his portrayal of the beloved character Andy Hardy and for his role as a delinquent youth in "Boys Town" also starring Spencer Tracy. Mickey Rooney worked with Judy Garland in a series of musicals including "Strike Up the Band" in 1940, which led to his becoming the first teenager to be nominated for an Oscar in a leading role. In addition, to his many acting credits, he also starred with Elizabeth Taylor in "National Velvet" in 1944.

Mickey Rooney received an honorary Academy Award for 60 years of memorable film performances.