Remembering Mickey Rooney: 1920-2014

Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
circa 1930: Mickey Rooney, seen here with Freddie Bartholomew (1924 - 1992) on his right and Jackie Cooper, all young fellow artists in Hollywood consuming large quantities of melon. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
circa 1940: Hollywood child actor Mickey Rooney with actress Ann Rutherford (1920 - 2012) viewed in a film clip on a postcard. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Lord Jeff
Lord Jeff
circa 1937: Dialect coach Charles Irwin instructs a group of young actors in various English dialects for the MGM film 'Lord Jeff' (aka 'The Boy from Barnardo's'). From left to right, they are Peter Lawford (1923 - 1984), Walter Tetley, Terry Kilbourne and child star Mickey Rooney. The film was directed by Sam Wood. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Young Stars
Young Stars
Youthful star Judy Garland (1922 - 1969) dances with Mickey Rooney. (Photo by Karl Schlichter & Harold Salemson/Getty Images)
Mickey And Judy
Mickey And Judy
Mickey Rooney (1920 - ) the American film actor and Judy Garland (1922 - 1969) the American entertainer examine the programme at the Ice Follies. Original Publication: People Disc - HK0553 (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Mickey Rooney & Ava Gardner
Mickey Rooney & Ava Gardner
American actor Mickey Rooney and his first wife American actress Ava Gardner (1922 - 1990) shortly before their wedding, January 1942. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Rooney Waves
Rooney Waves
US film actor Mickey Rooney, (1920 - ), arrives at Southampton on the 'Queen Mary'. He has a London engagement. Original Publication: People Disc - HK0089 (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
2nd December 1971: Actor Mickey Rooney, at 51 years, seven times married and 5ft 3 inches tall, in London to make a film called 'Scandal'. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons, Martin Landau At The Motion Picture Hall Of Fame Press Conference
Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons, Martin Landau At The Motion Picture Hall Of Fame Press Conference
HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 29: (L to R) Actors Mickey Rooney, Red Buttons and Martin Landau attend the press conference announcing detail plans for the Motion Picture Hall Of Fame on October 29, 2002 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Celebs Attend VIP Opening Of Disneyland New Theme Park
Celebs Attend VIP Opening Of Disneyland New Theme Park
385369 17: Mickey Rooney arrives at a V.I.P party on the eve of the grand opening of "Disney's California Adventure park, February 7, 2001 in Anaheim, CA. (Photo by Newsmakers)
Hollywood Christmas Parade Preview
Hollywood Christmas Parade Preview
382240 08: Actors Dennis Hopper, Mickey Rooney and his wife Jan and Stan Lee pose at a preview for the Hollywood Christmas Parade, November 21, 2000 in Los Angeles, Ca. (Photo by Newsmakers)
Hollywood Christmas Parade
Hollywood Christmas Parade
382329 39: Actor Mickey Rooney waves during the Hollywood Christmas Parade, November 26, 2000 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Newsmakers)
Rooney, Caesar At TV Academy Hall of Fame Ceremony
Rooney, Caesar At TV Academy Hall of Fame Ceremony
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 6: Actors Mickey Rooney (L) and Sid Caesar attend The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' 15th Annual Hall of Fame ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel on November 6, 2002 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
2nd Annual Adopt-A-Minefield Benefit
2nd Annual Adopt-A-Minefield Benefit
Mickey Rooney and wife Jan at "Open Hearts.Clear Mines.", the 2nd Annual Adopt-A-Minefield Benefit at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, Ca. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect.
Micky Rooney
Micky Rooney
HOLLYWOOD -SEPTEMBER 12: Actor Micky Rooney's star is seen on the Hollywood walk of fame September 12, 2003 in Hollywood. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Jan And Mickey Rooney Receive A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Jan And Mickey Rooney Receive A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 26: Actor Mickey Rooney and wife Jan attend the ceremony honoring them with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 26, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Golden Boot Awards
Golden Boot Awards
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 13: Actor Mickey Rooney attends the Golden Boot Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 13, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
AFI Associates Honors Arquette Family With Award - Arrivals
AFI Associates Honors Arquette Family With Award - Arrivals
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 10: Actor Mickey Rooney and wife Jan arrive at AFI Associates luncheon honoring Hollywood's Arquette family with the 6th Annual "Platinum Circle Award" held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on May 10, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI)
First Family Entertainment Pantomime Season -Launch
First Family Entertainment Pantomime Season -Launch
LONDON - NOVEMBER 21: Mickey Rooney poses at the First Family Entertainment Pantomime Season Panto Line Up Launch at The O2 Centre on Finchley Road on November 21, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
The National World War II Museum - Dedication Ceremony
The National World War II Museum - Dedication Ceremony
NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 06: Tom Hanks (R) shakes hands with Mickey Rooney (C) as Tom Brokaw looks on during the National World War II Museum Dedication Ceremony on November 6, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
AMPAS' Opening Reception For Their Winter Exhibit
AMPAS' Opening Reception For Their Winter Exhibit
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 22: Actress Jan Rooney (L) and actor Mickey Rooney attend the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Opening Reception for their Winter Exhibit on January 22, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Premiere Of Walt Disney Pictures' "The Muppets" - Red Carpet
Premiere Of Walt Disney Pictures' "The Muppets" - Red Carpet
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 12: (L-R) Actors Neil Patrick Harris, Kristen Schaal, Chris Cooper, Jason Segel, Mickey Rooney, Amy Adams, Rico Rodriguez and Rashida Jones arrive at the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' "The Muppets" held at the El Capitan Theatre on November 12, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
A. C. Lyles Birthday Party
A. C. Lyles Birthday Party
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 17: Buzz Aldrin and Mickey Rooney attend A. C. Lyles Birthday Party at Musso & Frank on May 17, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images)
The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' "The Last 70mm Film Festival" Screening Of "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"
The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' "The Last 70mm Film Festival" Screening Of "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 09: (L-R) Actor Mickey Rooney, actor Marvin Kaplan and actor Jonathan Winters arrive at The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science's "The Last 70mm Film Festival" Screening Of "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on July 9, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Mickey Rooney
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 12: Actor Mickey Rooney attends the 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival Opening Night Premiere Of The 40th Anniversary Restoration Of "Cabaret" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on April 12, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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