Rooney RIP

The site TMZ is reporting Mickey Rooney has died at age 93. No official statements have been released.

Rooney was born Joe Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. He first took the stage as a toddler in his parents’ vaudeville act at 17 months old, according to his official website.

He made his first film appearance in 1926. The following year, he played the lead character in the first Mickey McGuire short film. It was in this popular film series that he took the stage name Mickey Rooney.

He was most recently in the news because of a lost film that has been discovered in the Netherlands and isset to be restored. It was a 1927 short featuring 6-year-old Rooney in his first starring role.

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