[24] Also, in 2008, when Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, Rooney applauded the fact that "the citizens of this country, 80% of whom are white, freely chose to elect a black man as their leader simply because they thought he was the best choice." Rooney was a perfect example of the vast gap between some of the stars’ private lives and their public personas. [48], Rooney was hospitalized on October 25, 2011, after developing postoperative complications from an undisclosed surgical procedure,[49] and died on November 4, 2011, at the age of 92, less than five weeks after his last appearance on 60 Minutes. That same year he began working as a producer for presenter Harry Reasoner. In 1993, CBS released a two-volume VHS tape set of the best of Rooney's commentaries and field reports, called "The Andy Rooney Television Collection — His Best Minutes." Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). Food, … I felt terrible about that and I've learned a lot. CBS management then decided that it was in the best interest of the network to have Rooney return immediately. Rooney was drafted to the Army before WWII and assigned to 'Stars and Stripes' and won a Bronze Star for reporting unde, https://www.alamy.com/andy-rooney-jan-14-1919-nov-4-2011-an-american-writer-and-journalist-image64709853.html, LOVE FINDS ANDY HARDY 1938 MGM film with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, https://www.alamy.com/love-finds-andy-hardy-1938-mgm-film-with-mickey-rooney-and-judy-garland-image66107686.html, Feb. 20, 2004 - New York, New York, U.S. - K35724ML.THE WRITER'S GUILD OF AMERICA ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY..PIERRE HOTEL, NEW YORK New York..02/21/2004. Thus a star, as they say, was born. There was plenty of escapism in Louis B Mayer’s Hollywood, but the Andy Hardy series was more than that.
Rooney later commented, "Yeah, I probably shouldn't have said it, [but] it's a name that seems common in baseball now. Such specials as An Essay on Doors (1964) and An Essay on Women (1967) featured Reasoner narrating text written by Rooney. I'm not even Irish-American. Andy Rooney grew up in Albany and attended The Albany University and Colgate Academy. / 2004.ANDY ROONEY(Credit Image: © Mitchell Levy/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com), https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-feb-20-2004-new-york-new-york-us-k35724mlthe-writers-guild-of-america-42561024.html, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-wayne-rooney-andy-carroll-england-v-italy-euro-2012-olympic-stadium-40742275.html, WAYNE ROONEY , ANDY CARROLL, MANCHESTER UNITED V WEST HAM, MANCHESTER UNITED V WEST HAM UNITED, BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE, 2012, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-wayne-rooney-andy-carroll-manchester-united-v-west-ham-manchester-141467753.html, Andy Rooney, 2000, Photo By John Barrett/PHOTOlink, https://www.alamy.com/andy-rooney-2000-photo-by-john-barrettphotolink-image359925606.html, WAYNE ROONEY OF MANCHESTER UNITED IS CHALLENGED BY ANDY KING OF LEICESTER CITY, LEICESTER CITY V MANCHESTER UNITED, LEICESTER CITY V MANCHESTER UNITED, https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-wayne-rooney-of-manchester-united-is-challenged-by-andy-king-of-leicester-139921405.html. “It’s not your life,” Rooney reported Mayer as saying.

He was said to be, “pound for pound, the most talented performer in the history of Hollywood”. [13] Transcripts of these specials are contained in the book A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney, as well as of some of the earlier collaborations with Reasoner. 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(UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh), https://www.alamy.com/andy-rooney-poses-for-pictures-at-the-living-landmarks-celebration-2004-at-the-plaza-hotel-in-new-york-on-november-3-2004-upi-photolaura-cavanaugh-image257911964.html, Sep 05, 2006; Manhattan, New York, USA; Journalist and commentator ANDY ROONEY leaves the CBS studios in New York City on Tuesday, September 5, 2006. [4] He was one of six correspondents who flew on the second American bombing raid over Germany in February 1943, flying with the Eighth Air Force. He tried to argue this with the boss, Louis B Mayer, in 1942. Andrew Aitken Rooney (January 14, 1919 – November 4, 2011) was an American radio and television writer who was best known for his weekly broadcast "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney", a part of the CBS News program 60 Minutes from 1978 to 2011. Anonymous, Other Works By the age of 35, he was on his fourth marriage. Andy Rooney walks into the funeral of celebrated CBS newsman Walter Cronkite at St. Bartholomew's Church July 23, 2009 in New York City. Andy was the father of 4 children and he got married with his spouse after some duration of their affair where they officially tied their knot in 21 April 1942 into the married life and accordingly their married life ended in 27 April 2004 with the death of her spouse.

(l-r) Dwayne COWAN, Rabah YOUSIF, Matthew HUDSON-SMITH & Martin ROONEY pose for the crowd following there 4x400 metre relay final during the Final Day of the IAAF World Athletics Championships (Day 10) at the Olympic Park, London, England on 13 August 2017. Two years later he was hired by the CBS radio and television network as a writer for on-air personality Arthur Godfrey. CBS refused to broadcast his World War II memoir entitled "An Essay on War" in 1970, so Rooney quit CBS and read the opinion himself on PBS, which was his first appearance on television. (l-r) Martyn ROONEY, Rabah YOUSIF, Dwayne COWAN & Matthew Hudson-Smith pose with there Bronze medals following there 4x400 metre run the previous day during the Final Day of the IAAF World Athletics Championships (Day 10) at the Olympic Park, London, England on 13 August 2017. (Eventually, he would marry four times more.) Photo by Andy Rowland/PRiME Media Images. At the end of the 1978–1979 season, "Point/Counterpoint" was dropped altogether.[5]. I just wish insignificance had more stature.