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FILE - Child star Mickey Rooney poses for a promotional photo at age 5 in this photo dated about 1925. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his North Hollywood home. (AP Photo/File) (AP)

FILE - In this Sunday, March 7, 2010, file photo, Mickey Rooney, right, and Jane Rooney arrive during the 82nd Academy Awards, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his North Hollywood home. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File) (Chris Pizzello)

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 2, 2011, file photo, Senate Aging Committee Chairman Sen. Herb Kohl. D-Wis., center, gets a hug from entertainer Mickey Rooney, right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., looks on at left, prior to Rooney testifying about elder abuse, before the committee. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his North Hollywood home. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) (Alex Brandon)

FILE - In this Thursday, May 19, 2011, file photo, actor Mickey Rooney poses during a portrait session in Los Angeles. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his North Hollywood home. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File) (Matt Sayles)

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 2, 2011, file photo, entertainer Mickey Rooney testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, about elder abuse, before the Senate Aging Committee. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his North Hollywood home. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) (Alex Brandon)

FILE - Entertainment legend Mickey Rooney is shown in this May 1987 file photo. The Associated Press reported, Monday, April 7, 2014, that Rooney has died at age 93. (AP Photo/File) (Uncredited)
AP PHOTOS: Mickey Rooney, a Hollywood icon
AP PHOTOS: Mickey Rooney, one of the longest-running acts in Hollywood, dies at 93

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 4:22 a.m.

Mickey Rooney, Hollywood’s top box-office draw in the late 1930s to early 1940s, died Sunday at his North Hollywood home at age 93. Over the course of his career, he was nominated for four Academy Awards and received two special Oscars for film achievements, received an Emmy and a Tony nomination.

A small man physically, Rooney was prodigious in talent, scope, ambition and appetite. He sang and danced, played roles both serious and silly and wrote memoirs, a novel, movie scripts and plays.

Rooney also made hundreds of appearances on TV talk and game shows, dramas and variety programs.

“I always say, ‘Don’t retire — inspire,‘” Rooney said in an interview with The Associated Press in March 2008. “There’s a lot to be done.”

Here are photos from just a few of his many roles:

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