In this Jan. 5, 1942, file photo, Mickey Rooney, 21, Movieland's No. 1 box office star, and Ava Gardner, 19, of Wilson, N.C., pose together in Santa Barbara, Calif., shortly after the couple applied for a marriage license.
Actor Mickey Rooney is shown in this file photo as G.I. Dooley in the 1956 Hollywood movie "The Bold and the Brave."
In this June 26, 1963, file photo, Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney put their heads together over a television script for their first onstage reunion in 18 years.
In this Thursday, Aug. 27, 1981, file photo, veteran comic Mickey Rooney wears a Napoleonic-era hat as he tapes an “I love New York” television commercial with British-American actress Elizabeth Taylor, in New York.
Actor Mickey Rooney portrays "Pinnochio," in this September 1957, file photo.
Entertainer Mickey Rooney is shown in this May 1987 file photo. 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)