NEW YORK (PIX11) — Legendary actor and New York native Mickey Rooney died Sunday in California, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office said.
He was 93.
Rooney’s career stretched from super-stardom as a child star in Hollywood’s golden age, through television and Broadway.
The diminutive 5-foot, 2-inch Rooney began his acting career shortly after his first birthday, appearing on vaudeville stages with his parents. He was born Joseph Yule, Jr. on Sept. 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York.
Sir Laurence Olivier is said to have once called Rooney, “the greatest actor of them all.”