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‘The greatest actor of them all’: Mickey Rooney’s scandalous life – and sad decline

  • Hollywood, 1942. Mickey Rooney was the biggest star in the world. He’d spent three consecutive years as the most successful performer at the global box office. He’d won a special Academy Award for child stars, and been nominated for the grown-up Best Actor Oscar too. Laurence Olivier had called him “the greatest actor of them all”. And he was about to marry Ava Gardner.

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Mickey Rooney appeared in hundreds of films

The veteran Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney has died at the age of 93. Rooney, whose career began as a child star in the 1930s, had been ill for some time, US entertainment media said.

Albums

Girl Crazy [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Girl Crazy [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
1943
I Majored in Sandpiles [Live on the Ed Sullivan Show, October 2, 1960]
I Majored in Sandpiles [Live on the Ed Sullivan Show, October 2, 1960]
2021
Pinocchio
Pinocchio
2008
Go Ahead and Laff
Go Ahead and Laff
2000
Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney Collection
Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney Collection
1995

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1984Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or SpecialBill: On His OwnNominated
1982Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture MadeBill (1981 film)Winner
1982Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or SpecialBill (1981 film)Winner
1980Academy AwardActor in a Supporting RoleThe Black Stallion (film)Nominated
1964Golden GlobeActor in a Television SeriesMickeyWinner
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