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Farewell, Mickey Rooney
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We join the world in saying a sad goodbye to legendary entertainer Mickey Rooney, perhaps best known as the impetuous star of MGM's "Andy Hardy" movies. Rooney passed away Sunday at the age of 93, leaving a legacy that included more than 200 films, television roles, Broadway fame and two honorary Oscars. During World War II, Rooney entertained troops at home and abroad while serving in the Army himself.

Despite battling career setbacks and troubles in his personal and financial life, Rooney never seemed to lose the irrepressible spirit that made him famous. Though a small person physically, Rooney's talent loomed large. He sang and danced; took on both comedic and dramatic roles; and wrote memoirs, a novel, plays and movie scripts. One of the last survivors from the glamorous "old Hollywood" era, Rooney never lost his zest for life or his love of performing. In a 2008 interview with the Associated Press, in his late '80s, Rooney said, "Don't retire—inspire. There's a lot to be done."