Actor, singer and dancer Mickey Rooney. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his North Hollywood home.
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Child star Rooney poses for a promotional photo at age 5 in this photo dated about 1925.
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(L.-r.) Butch Jenkins, Elizabeth Taylor, and Mickey Rooney sit on the horse 'National Velvet,' which is the same name as the film the three appear in 1945.
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Rooney, 7, is shown as a performer.
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Thirteen-year-old actor Mickey Rooney is shown reading his movie contract before signing the document as his manager Harry Weber looks on in Los Angeles, Calif., 1934. Rooney received $150 per week from the movie studio.
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Actor, singer, and dancer Rooney, wearing spats and a pinstriped suit, performs a dance routine during rehearsal for the television show 'George M. Cohan Story' in Hollywood, Calif., 1957.
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(L.-r.) Judy Garland, Jackie Cooper, Diane Lewis, and Rooney attend a ball game in Hollywood, Calif., 1936.
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Rooney, 21, Movieland's No. 1 box office star, and Ava Gardner, 19, of Wilson, N.C., pose together in Santa Barbara, Calif., shortly after the couple applied for a marriage license, Jan. 5, 1942.
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Pvt. Mickey Rooney attends a Hollywood movie premiere with his mother, Nell Pankey, 1944. The actor went back to Hollywood after completing three months of basic training at Fort Riley, Kansas.
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Rooney portrays 'Pinnochio' September, 1957.
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The veteran comic Rooney wears a Napoleonic-era hat as he tapes an 'I love New York' television commercial with British-American actress Elizabeth Taylor, in New York, 1981.
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In 1963 Judy Garland and Rooney put their heads together over a television script for their first onstage reunion in 18 years, for the taping of the first of 32 variety shows which Garland did for CBS.
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Actor Mickey Rooney as G.I. Dooley in the 1956 Hollywood movie 'The Bold and the Brave.'
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Rooney with his children at a beach location in this undated photograph. (L.-r.) daughter Kerry, 4, son Kyle, 3, and daughter Kelly, 5.
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Rooney smiles in front of his trophies during an interview with Reuters at his home in Westlake Village, Calif., 2007. Rooney, the pint-sized screen dynamo of the 1930s and 1940s, was best known for his boy-next-door role in the Andy Hardy movies.
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Mickey Rooney, a cast member in the 1963 film 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,' poses at the kick-off of The Last 70mm Film Festival presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 2012, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Rooney kisses the hand of Britain's Queen Elizabeth during a garden party celebrating her state visit to the US at the British Embassy in Washington, 2007.
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Rooney and his wife Jan pose for a picture during an interview with Reuters at his home in Westlake Village, Calif., 2007.
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Rooney waves on Capitol Hill in Washington, prior to testifying about elder abuse, before the Senate Aging Committee in 2011.
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Rooney takes the stage to make an award presentation at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, in Los Angeles, 2008.
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Rooney poses during a portrait session in Los Angeles, 2011.