Mickey Rooney, the hard-working actor who was once one of the highest paid stars in Hollywood, has died at age 93. The actor, who starred in more than 200 films, is survived by his eighth wife, Jan, and nine children USA Today reports.
He starred in several movies as lovable Andy Hardy, which made him the the biggest box-office draw from 1939-1941. He's also remembered for several "let's put on a show" films with fellow MGM star Judy Garland, including "Babes in Arms" and "Strike Up the Band," as well as "National Velvet" with Elizabeth Taylor.
Rooney, who was born Joe Yule, Jr., received a Juvenile Oscar in 1939 (shared with Deanna Durbin) and was nominated for his roles in "Babes in Arms" (1939), "The Human Comedy" (1943), "The Bold and the Brave" (1956), and "The Black Stallion" (1980). In 1983, he was awarded an honorary Oscar.
He was also known for his many marriages. The first was to Ava Gardner, the eighth and last to Jan Rooney, from whom Rooney separated in 2013.
He never stopped working, with appearances in "The Muppets" (2011) and an upcoming adaptation of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."
"I don't retire, I inspire," Rooney said in 2001. "Mickey Rooney is not great. Mickey Rooney was fortunate to have been an infinitesimal part of motion pictures and show business."