Family Mickey Rooney: Career stretched from child star to family-favorite entertainer

Mickey Rooney, once a child star known for singing and dancing, who later blossomed into a respected adult actor on stage, screen, and television over the course of an 80-year career, passed away Sunday.


Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose more than 80-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television, and the Broadway theater, died Sunday.