Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big-screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life.
A superstar in his youth, Rooney was Hollywood's top box-office draw in the late 1930s to early 1940s. He epitomized the "show" part of show business, even if the business end sometimes failed him amid money troubles and a seesaw of career tailspins and revivals.
Rooney died Sunday surrounded by family at his North Hollywood home, police said. The Los Angeles County Coroner's office said Rooney died a natural death. (AP)
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