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VIDEO: Billy Crystal: Mickey Rooney Was 'Tremendous Talent'

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Billy Crystal stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to talk about the passing of stage and screen star Mickey Rooney, who died yesterday at the age of 93.

"Mickey Rooney was one of the most talented actors ever in the history of movies," said Crystal, who went on to share personal stories of the Hollywood legend. Watch the appearance below!

In addition to his long-running film career, Rooney appeared on Broadway in Sugar Babies (opposite fellow MGM legend Ann Miller) and The Will Rogers Follies.

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VIDEO: Billy Crystal: Mickey Rooney Was 'Tremendous Talent'


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