Lena Dunham of Girls summed up movie legend Mickey Rooney best when she tweeted, “Mickey Rooney got all the best babes despite being short as hell. #RIP beautiful man.”
The 5′ 1′” star who spent nearly his entire life in show biz, died Sunday at the age of 93, RumorFix is reporting.
When he was a child star, he played Andy Hardy in 20 The Hardy Boys films. He also was frequently teamed with the most beautiful female stars in movie history.
He co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor in National Velvet, joined Audrey Hepburn for Breakfast at Tiffany’s and played opposite Judy Garland in Babes in Arms.
Rose McGowan remembered that role fondly, writing on Twitter, “Thanks for the years of entertainment, Mickey Rooney. Blessed to have met this character @tcm film festival#legend.”
Mickey continued working into his 90s appearing in Night at the Museum and The Muppets.
He won two Golden Globes an an Emmy. But his biggest trophies were his eight wives who gave him nine children.
Here are some more Hollywood tributes:
Alec Baldwin: “An old pal of mine is gone. One of Hollywood’s rare gentlemen…”
Brett Ratner: “G-d Bless Mickey Rooney!! #RIP”
Barbara Eden: “My thoughts & prayers to the family & loved ones of Mickey Rooney in his passing. One of the greats with a wonderful legacy.”
William Shatner: “My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mickey Rooney. One of the greats!”
Anne Rice:“RIP Mickey Rooney. He was a household word when I was growing up and legend after that. I loved his performance..”
Cher: “I loved The old MICKEY & JUDY MOVIES”
Buzz Aldrin: “RIP Mickey Rooney. The world will miss you my friend but we will never forget you.”
Patty Duke: “RIP Mickey Rooney. Having spent time in Mickey presence, I am grateful. He led a long and wild ride, bring joy to millions. He will b missed”
Finola Hughes: “Mickey Rooney RIP. an unforgettable week working with him on Jacks Place. One of the greats! Thoughts go out to his loved ones”
Alyssa Milano: “Oh no! I loved this actor so much. Rest in peace.”
Rob Schneider: “The last of the great 1930′s Film Stars has died! Mickey Rooney was the number 1 star in the World in 1937! “