Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Los Angeles, Apr 7 (EFE).- Veteran actor Mickey Rooney, one of the most famous child stars in the history of Hollywood, has died, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said. He was 93.

Rooney's death was reported on Sunday by TMZ, which said the actor's health had been deteriorating for some time.

Rooney acted in more than 200 feature films in a career that began at the age of 6 with a small role in the 1926 silent film "Not to be Trusted" and continued to the present day, when he was working on the movie "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," The Hollywood Reporter said.

After learning of his death, the director of "Night at the Museum 3," Shawn Levy, confirmed in a Twitter post that the nonagenarian actor had shot several sequences for that sequel last month.

His last big-screen premiere was the thriller "The Woods" in 2012.

Rooney was a four-time Oscar nominee for the movies "Babes in Arms" (1939), "The Human Comedy" (1943), "The Bold and the Brave" (1956) and "The Black Stallion" (1979), though his only statuettes were honorary awards.

In 1939 Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded him a prize for his contribution as a child star, and in 1983 honored him with a second tribute for his 50-year career.

In the 1980s and 1990s he was seen in popular television series like "The Love Boat" (1982), "The Golden Girls" (1988), "Murder, She Wrote" (1993) and "ER" (1998), and in such films as "Babe: Pig in the City" (1998).

The actor wed eight times and his first marriage was with Ava Gardner in 1942.