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Legendary actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

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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.