Veteran actor, singer and entertainer Mickey Rooney has passed away at the age of 93.
Rooney’s prolific career spanned across eight decades, initially finding success as a child actor during the era of silent film. From his first film appearance in 1926, Rooney went on to star in over 200 films, including classics such as and The Black Stallion, Breakfast at Tiffany’s with Audrey Hepburn and The Hardy Boys series alongside Judy Garland.
From 1939 – 1941 Rooney was named the biggest box office drawcard in the world, and received a special Juvenile Academy Award for his contributions to portraying youth on screen. He was awarded another Academy Award for his body of work in 1983, and also received two Golden Globes and an Emmy during his lifetime.
Rooney’s vast talent carried him through a long and versatile career, and he will leave behind him the legacy of a true Hollywood icon.