Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney, who spent nearly his entire life in the show business, died on Sunday at 93, after being in ill health for quite some time. He appeared on Broadway in Sugar Babies (opposite fellow MGM legend Ann Miller) and The Will Rogers Follies. BroadwayWorld remembers the stage and screen great below.

A four-time Oscar-nominee for Babes in Arms, The Human Comedy, The Bold and the Brave and The Black Stallion (as well as the winner of a 1939 Academy Juvenile Award), Rooney was American's biggest box office attraction at one point in the late 1930s. Brash, charming and exuberant, he was acclaimed for his skills as an actor as well as a song and dance man. With Garland, he starred in such films asBabes in Arms, Strike Up the Band, Girl Crazy and Babes on Broadway.

He also played the title role in the Andy Hardyfilms. Rooney, who has appeared in literally hundreds of films and TV shows, has also appeared on screen in Boys Town, Young Tom Edison, Words and Music, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Requiem for a Heavyweight and Babe: Pig in the City, among many others.

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Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey Rooney
Theatre Marquee for Ann Miller & Mickey Rooney starring in 'Sugar Babies' opening on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on October 8, 1979 in New York City

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey Rooney
Theatre Marquee for Ann Miller & Mickey Rooney starring in 'Sugar Babie's opening on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on October 8, 1979 in New York City

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey Rooney
Theatre Marquee for Ann Miller & Mickey Rooney starring in 'Sugar Babies' opening on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on October 8, 1979 in New York City

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney in New York City, September 1979.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney with his wife Jan Chamberlain on September 1, 1979 in New York City.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney leaving the stage door after a Performance in 'Sugar Babies' at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City. June 30, 1980.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey Rooney
Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney with his wife Jan Chamberlain Backstage after a Performance in 'Sugar Babies' at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, June 1980.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey Rooney

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey Rooney

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey RooneyAnn Miller and Mickey Rooney with his wife Jan Chamberlain Backstage after a Performance in 'Sugar Babies' at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, June 1980.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey RooneyAnn Miller and Mickey Rooney with his wife Jan Chamberlain Backstage after a Performance in 'Sugar Babies' at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, June 1980.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey RooneyAnn Miller and Mickey Rooney with his wife Jan Chamberlain Backstage after a Performance in 'Sugar Babies' at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, June 1980.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey RooneyAnn Miller and Mickey Rooney with his wife Jan Chamberlain Backstage after a Performance in 'Sugar Babies' at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, June 1980.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney with his wife Jan Chamberlain Backstage after a Performance in 'Sugar Babies' at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, June 1980.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney at The Sands Expo in Las Vegas in January of 1996.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney at The Sands Expo in Las Vegas in January of 1996.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney at The Sands Expo in Las Vegas in January of 1996.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney attends Liza Minnelli and David Gest's wedding held at Marble Collegiate Church in New York City on March 16th, 2002.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney and wife attend Liza Minnelli and David Gest's wedding held at Marble Collegiate Church in New York City on March 16th, 2002.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney and wife attend Liza Minnelli and David Gest's wedding held at Marble Collegiate Church in New York City on March 16th, 2002.

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney and wife attend Liza Minnelli and David Gest's wedding held at Marble Collegiate Church in New York City on March 16th, 2002.

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.