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Mickey Rooney dies at 93; legendary actor had over 200 movie performances

Mickey Rooney was in more than 200 films and stole the show in almost every production. Sad news comes out of Hollywood tonight as the legendary actor has died on Sunday at the age of 93. The entertainer was quite remarkable and offered up over 80 years in show business entertaining fans along the way. According to the USA Today, the star was well known for his work in Boys Town and The Black Stallion as well as the original cast member of MGM’s Andy Hardy movies.

Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland for film Love Finds Andy Hardy
Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland for film Love Finds Andy HardyMickey Rooney/MGM

Offering up plenty of moments on film, the man gave great performances every time and people recognized what a gem he was in the entertainment business. Mickey Rooney won two honorary Oscars, the first in 1938, the second in 1982. And while he could have retired from the business year ago, he kept on performing with his last big picture part being in 2011, when Mickey Rooney made a brief cameo appearance in The Muppets.

Mickey Rooney never took his fame for granted. Even in his later years he would stop to take pictures with fans and even sign autographs. He once shared that he didn't feel he was a great actor, but was offered up a great opportunity to be in the movies.

According to several news outlets Mickey Rooney died on Sunday. He is survived by his wife Jan and nine children.

Mickey Rooney will definitely be missed. He was a legendary actor that offered up many stories on the theater screen for fans around the world to watch.