Mickey Rooney, the small actor who was loved by millions, has reportedly passed away. He was 93 years young.
Starting his acting career on stage when he was aged just 17 months, Mickey Rooney moved onto films when he was 6 years old. He went on to star in 340 TV and film productions, including Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Babe: Pig in the City and Night at the Museum.
Rooney was nominated for four Academy Awards – two Best Actor nominations for Babes in Arms and The Human Comedy, and two Best Supporting Actor nominations for The Bold and the Brave and The Black Stallion.
He is survived by wife Jan Chamberlin, a singer he married in 1978; son Mickey Rooney Jr. from his marriage to singer Betty Jane Rase; son Theodore Michael Rooney from his marriage to actress Martha Vickers; daughters Kelly Ann Rooney, Kerry Rooney and Kimmy Sue Rooney and son Michael Joseph Rooney from his marriage to Barbara Ann Thomason; and daughter Jonelle Rooney and adopted son Jimmy Rooney from his marriage to Carolyn Hockett. A son, Tim Rooney, died in 2006.