Actor Mickey Rooney was in films from the 1920s to the 2010s and has won two Golden Globes. Birthday: Sept. 23, 1920 (July 24, 2013)
Once upon a time, a young Mickey Rooney won the "Juvenile Academy Award" for playing Whiey Marsh in "Boys Town" opposite Spencer Tracy.
What does that mean today? It means Mickey Rooney is really old. Today he turns 93, and gives us the perfect excuse to roll out our Still With Us: Celebrities who are 85 and Older gallery.
The elder stateswoman of this gallery is 103-year-old Luis Rainier, who was in the films "The Good Earth" and "The Great Ziegfeld."
Others who recently completed trips around the sun include 99-year-old comedian Irwin Corey, 93-year-old Maureen O'Hara, 92-year-old Monty Hall, 91-year-old Sid Caeser, 90-year-old Richard Attenborough, 89-year-old Lauren Bacall, 87-year-old B.B. King and 86-year-old Fidel Castro.
As far as the birthday boy goes, he's still working the last few years, appearing most notably in the reboot of "The Muppets" but also having acted in movies released as late as last Christmas.
My favorite role of his is probably as the voice the grown-up Tod the fox in Disney's "The Fox and the Hound." My least favorite is as the over-the-top and pretty insulting performance as a Japanese photographer Mr. Yunioshi in "Breakfast at Tiffany's."