- Rest in peace April 6
Venerable actor Mickey Rooney, best known for his starring turns in National Velvet, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and Babes in Arms, died Sunday at the age of 93, according to TMZ.
Rooney got his start in Hollywood as a child actor, and shot to fame when he played Andy Hardy in more than a dozen Andy Hardy films during the 1930s and '40s. Over the course of his career, he starred in film, television, and onstage, and received several awards, including a Juvenile Academy Award, two Golden Globes, and an Emmy.
Rooney was also known for his romantic life; he was married eight times, and his first union, to actress Ava Gardner, lasted just one year.- - Catherine Garcia
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Diagnosing the Home Alone burglars' injuries: A professional weighs in
- How academia's liberal bias is killing social science
- How to make the ultimate grilled cheese
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- George W. Bush 'ran the country like a cable network,' and other political insights from Chris Rock
- How Wall Street is chipping away at reform
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- Why Pakistan won't hunt down the terrorists within its borders
- 10 things you need to know today: December 21, 2014
- The age of miracles is over — even for the religious
Subscribe to the Week