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Actor Mickey Rooney plays a piano at his home in Westlake Village, California, February 14, 2007.

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Child star Mickey Rooney poses for a promotional photo at age 5 in this file photo dated about 1925.

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Actor Frankie Thomas is at center as Mickey Rooney is in the corner and Spencer Tracy stands by him in this scene from the 1938 movie "Boys Town."

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Entertainment icons Dick Van Patten, left, and Mel Brooks flank Micskey Rooney in this Sunday, March 30, 2014 photo taken at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.

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Actor Mickey Rooney and his wife, Jan, arrive at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood March 7, 2010.

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Actor Mickey Rooney kisses the hand of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II during a garden party celebrating her state visit to the U.S. at the British Embassy in Washington, May 7, 2007.

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Entertainer Mickey Rooney waves to fans before a star was unveiled for him and his wife Jan on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, April 26, 2004. Mickey Rooney has appeared in over 200 films for which he received an Honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, five Oscar nominations and two Golden Globes.

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