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Mickey Rooney Dead at 93

With good news (celebrity nudes) comes bad news. Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney died on Sunday. He was 93. Rooney was with his family when he passed.

He gained childhood stardom in the Mickey McGuire film shorts – from which he derived his stage name – before signing with MGM. One of his breakout roles came in 1938’s “Boys Town,” a drama based on Father Edward J. Flanigan’s work with underprivileged boys.

His career languished following World War II, and Rooney was relegated to bit roles and TV spots. Those roles – such as 1954’s “The Bridges at Toko-Ri,” 1962’s “Requiem for a Heavyweight” and “The Black Stallion” in 1979 – showcased his acting chops and triggered his long second career arc.

It’s amazing when you realize just how long his career lasted. Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Bynes and others can only dream of having the longevity this guy had.

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