Stage and screen legend Mickey Rooney died on April 6 at his home in North Hollywood. According to The New York Times his death was confirmed by his son Michael Joseph Rooney. He was 93.
Two-time Oscar and Emmy winner Rooney made his stage debut as a toddler at 17 months. He eventually made his triumphant Broadway debut at 59 in Sugar Babies, for which he received a Tony nomination in 1980. In 2004, he partnered with his eighth wife Jan for an off-Broadway musical retrospective of his career, Let’s Put On a Show. A singer, dancer, musician and actor, his extraordinary credits include teaming up with Judy Garland in the musicals Babes in Arms, Strike up the Band, Babes on Broadway and Girl Crazy. Other films included The Human Comedy, National Velvet, The Bold and the Brave, Breakfast at Tiffany's, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Black Stallion, Riff Raff, Little Lord Fauntleroy, Boys Town and A Family Affair.
Rooney married eight times. He is survived by his wife, Jan.