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Agreement Reached on Mickey Rooney Burial and Memorial | Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney's Burial Fight Resolved; Star to Be Laid to Rest in Hollywood

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.

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Inside the Fight Over Mickey Rooney's Burial | Mickey Rooney

Inside the Fight Over Mickey Rooney's Burial

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.

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Mickey Rooney: The Man Who Loved Women | Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney: The Man Who Loved Women

Originally posted 04/10/2014 09:55AM

On screen and off, the actor was a ladies' man – but Hollywood was his greatest love affair

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Mickey Rooney Died with $18,000 Estate, Family Fights Over Funeral | Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney Funeral Delayed by Family Fighting

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.

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Mickey Rooney Poses with Old Friends in One of His Last Photos | Dick Van Patten, Mel Brooks, Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney Poses with Old Friends in One of His Last Photos

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.

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'I Loved Them All': The Many Wives of Mickey Rooney | Mickey Rooney

UpdatePosted 04/07/2014 06:15PM

'I Loved Them All': The Many Wives of Mickey Rooney

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.

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Screen Legend Mickey Rooney Dies at 93 | Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney Dies at 93

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.

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Mickey Rooney: Elder Abuse Made Me Feel Trapped | Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney: Elder Abuse Made Me Feel Trapped

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.

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Kate Bosworth: Superman's Lois Lane | Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth: Superman's Lois Lane

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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Surgery Finds Andy Hardy

Originally posted 10/08/1997 12:00AM

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