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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mickey Rooney, Legendary Actor, Dead at 93


FROM: BILLBOARD.COM
By Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter 
April 07, 2014 
Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized ball of energy who starred as Andy Hardy, America’s boy next door, in 16 films for MGM — merely one highlight in an irrepressible and unimaginable nine-decade career in show business — has died. He was 93.

Rooney's wife, Jan, told The Hollywood Reporter late Sunday night that she had not seen her husband since last April and that she was informed by TMZ of the actor's death.

She said Rooney was living in the Studio City home of her son Mark Aber and his wife. The family has been torn apart in recent years over Rooney's allegations that Jan's son Christopher Aber had withheld food and medication from the actor.

Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney "I Wish I Were in Love Again" 1948


Mickey and Judy's last movie together, Words and Music, features a song that was eliminated from one of their earlier movies. "I Wish I Were in Love Again" was originally written for the stage version of Babes in Arms but was not included in the 1939 film.

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