04:22 AM EDT 07/07/2014
Originally posted 05/13/2014 01:35PM
Mickey Rooney's children have filed suit in Los Angeles seeking that his will be invalidated, claiming the legendary actor faced "undue influence" when he signed it just weeks before his death.
Originally posted 04/10/2014 09:00PM
Mickey Rooney's final wish will be granted. The actor, who died of a heart attack on Sunday, will rest next to Hollywood legends including Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, Jayne Mansfield, and Charlie Chaplin, in Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Originally posted 04/10/2014 05:30PM
If Michael Augustine has his way, the late Mickey Rooney will forever be surrounded by his peers, from Elizabeth Taylor to Humphrey Bogart.
Originally posted 04/10/2014 09:55AM
On screen and off, the actor was a ladies' man – but Hollywood was his greatest love affair
Originally posted 04/09/2014 12:35PM
Despite being Hollywood's box-office champ at one time, Mickey Rooney was not living like an A-lister when he died at age 93 on Sunday.
Originally posted 04/08/2014 11:40AM
An acting thoroughbred himself through a career spanning more than 150 films, Mickey Rooney loved to hit the racetrack at Santa Anita Park to bet on the horses.
Originally posted 04/07/2014 04:00PM
Mickey Rooney rivaled his National Velvet costar Elizabeth Taylor for number of marriages: He was married eight times throughout his career. As he deadpanned to PEOPLE in 1993: "Weddings? I've been to a lot of them."
Meet the women who helped Mickey Rooney find love, however – in some cases – briefly.
Originally posted 04/06/2014 11:15PM
Mickey Rooney, the supercharged child vaudevillian who grew up to become MGM's biggest star – despite barely standing over 5 feet tall – has died at the age of 93.
Rooney, who had been in ill health for some time, passed away on Sunday, TMZ reports. According to the Associated Press, he was surrounded by family at his North Hollywood home, police said. The Los Angeles County Coroner's office said Rooney died a natural death.
A genuine showbiz legend whose career, like his personal life, was often likened to a roller-coaster, Rooney was multi-talented, eight-times married and many times written off, only to land back on his feet again and again. And while many of his personal tales were fanciful – Mickey Mouse was not named after him, despite his claim – movie fans adored Rooney and respected filmmakers idolized his sizeable gifts, which were sometimes likened to genius.
Originally posted 03/03/2011 12:30PM
Former MGM leading man Mickey Rooney, at one time the biggest box-office name in the country, appeared before a new audience Wednesday: the United States Congress.
The 90-year-old – whose on-screen problems were always easily resolved when he played all-American boy Andy Hardy – told a Senate hearing of a real-life drama involving elder abuse, and he spoke from his personal case history, he said.
"I felt trapped, scared, used and frustrated," testified Rooney, who also said he and his (ninth) wife Jan were made to go hungry, he had medicine withheld from him and that his Oscar was even sold off. "But above all, when a man feels helpless, it's terrible," said the screen legend.
Originally posted 01/07/2005 08:00AM
CAST: Kate Bosworth has apparently won the role of Lois Lane in Bryan Singer's new Superman movie over such other contenders as Claire Danes, Linda Cardellini and Michelle Monaghan, says the Hollywood Reporter. Bosworth will costar opposite Brandon Routh, who was already named the new Man of Steel. The villain of the piece, Lex Luthor, is to be Kevin Spacey, who currently stars with Bosworth in his film bio of '60s singer Bobby Darin, Beyond the Sea. Long in the works, the Superman movie is finally set to start flying before the cameras in March. … That same month, in Florida, John Travolta and James Gandolfini will start filming Lonely Hearts, based on the true story of detectives who captured a couple known as the "Lonely Hearts Killers," who found their victims through newspaper personal ads, Variety reports.
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