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Actor Mickey Rooney dies at the age of 93.

Career spans back to the Silent Era, over 85 years

(SNN) – Mickey Rooney, American film, television personality, and stage actor whose career spanned over 85 years, died Sunday at the ago of 93. Rooney died surrounded by his family at his home in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

Police in North Hollywood reported that there was nothing suspicious about Mr. Rooney's passing. No additional details on the circumstances of his passing have been released.

One of the last Silent Film Stars.

Rooney was one of the last surviving stars who worked in the silent film era, along with Jean Darling, Carla Laemmle and Baby Peggy. A multiple award winner, during his career Rooney won a Juvenile Academy Award, an Honorary Academy Award, two Golden Globes and an Emmy Award.

Rooney had 340 acting credits to his name including 43 for Soundtrack, seven producing credits, four from the director's chair and two writing credits. A volume of work that was not equalled by many in the film industry, his most memorable roles can be seen in movies such as; “A Midsummer Night's Dream, (1935),” “The Bridges at Toko-Ri," “It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” “The Bold and the Brave” and as a politically incorrect character of Mr. Yunioshi in “Breakfast at Tiffany's.”

Known as short and plucky in his early years in the industry, Mr. Rooney was perfectly cast as “Pinocchio” in a made for TV Movie in 1957.

Photo: "The Dragon*Con Parade. Mickey Rooney!", Some Rights Reserved by Chris Conroy flickr photostream, The Sage nor this article endorsed. The original image can be found here.

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