Hollywood Icon Mickey Rooney Dead at 93

The actor, whose career spanned nearly 90 years, died in his North Hollywood home.
3:00 | 04/07/14

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I have a real important story. Mickey Rooney has died. He died on Sunday at the age of 93. The man famous for all his films with Judy Garland and playing Andy hardy and playing in the muppets and "Night at the museum" his career spanning 90 years nearly. You are the most terrific. Reporter: Eternally effervesce vent. 5'3" Mickey Rooney made the '40s and '30s his own golden age. Born Joseph fuel Jr. He was a child of vaudevillians and started on the stage at 17 months. It all came very natural to be an actor or an actress is, quote/unquote, to be natural. Reporter: His big break came at 17 when he was cast as young Andy hardy. Ain't I something? Andy, you're beautiful. ? So let us -- Reporter: He teamed up with a young Judy Garland for a host of bouncy cheerful musicals that became classics. ? I am a Yankee doody boy ? Reporter: He would also act with Elizabeth Taylor in "National velvet." You'll be disqualified at the end when they find out you're a girl. Reporter:'s retain his perpetually boyish career through his ups and downs including his performance in 1961's "Breakfast at tiffany's" which would strike many as an offensive character. A am definitely calling the police. Reporter: Given an honorary academy award in 1983. He died Sunday at the age of 93 concluding a Hollywood life that he felt required the briefest of epitaphs. I tried. ? Who could ask for anything more ? Reporter: For "Good morning America," Chris Connelly, ABC news, Los Angeles. Mickey Rooney, he tried and he succeeded. Boy, did he. Want to thank Chris for that. Let's get news from Amy.

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