USA Update Mickey Rooney: remembering 90 years of peerless pluck and outsized talent (+video)

Mickey Rooney, the iconic Depression-era golden boy, sustained a long acting career through dizzying highs and lows – and a family life often as eventful. But his showmanship was a constant.

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Mickey Rooney, the diminutive but bold actor who charmed more than nine decades of audiences with his shameless, energetic hamming and a light-up-the-room presence, died on Sunday, entertainment news media reported.