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Andy Rooney

Biography

Television character and article writer best remembered for his A FEW MOMEMTS with Andy Rooney portion on CBS’s popular 60 A few minutes program. His released books consist of Common Nonsense, Bits of My Brain, and My Battle. He began his writing profession with the paper Superstars and Stripes while portion in the america Army during Globe Battle II. He started his decades-long CBS profession as a tv and radio article writer for the favorite Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts plan. He wedded Marguerite Howard in 1942. Jointly, that they had three daughters and something son. He made an appearance over the 60 Minutes group with Mike Wallace.

Quick Facts


Full Name Andy Rooney
Date Of Birth January 14, 1919
Died November 4, 2011, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Albany, NY
Height 1.57 m
Profession Journalist
Education The Albany Academy, Colgate University
Nationality American
Spouse Marguerite Rooney
Children Emily Rooney, Brian Rooney, Ellen Rooney, Martha Rooney
Parents Walter Scott Rooney, Ellinor (Reynolds) Rooney
Siblings Nancy Reynolds Rooney
Awards Evelyn F. Burkey Award, WGA Award for Best Documentary - Current Events - Television, WGA Award for Best Documentary - Other Than Current Events - Television, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Radio Documentary
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actor, Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Single Performance, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Actor - Best Single Performance - Lead or Support, People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Special
TV Shows Primetime, 60 Minutes, The Injustice Files, Chasing Justice with Dan Abrams, Mr. Rooney Goes to Washington
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1 Retired from 60 Minutes (1968) in October 2011.
2 Member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity
3 Children: Brian Rooney, Emily Rooney, Ellen Rooney and Martha Rooney.
4 Father-in-law of Cecile Callan.
5 He won the Bronze Star for World War II reporting.
6 While a reporter for "Stars & Stripes" during WWII, Rooney covered the incident used in Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories: The Mission (1985) episode of Amazing Stories (1985). The lower turret gunner of a B-17 is stuck in the ball (ventral) turret as the plane comes in for a belly (without wheels) landing. In real life, the ball gunner was killed on landing.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mr. Rooney Goes to Dinner 1978 TV Movie documentary script
The American Parade 1975 TV Mini-Series 1 episode
60 Minutes 1968 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Black History: Lost Stolen, or Strayed 1968 TV Movie documentary
Of Black America 1968 TV Mini-Series documentary 2 episodes
CBS Reports 1968 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Black History: Lost Stolen, or Strayed 1968 TV Movie documentary producer
Of Black America 1968 TV Mini-Series documentary producer - 1 episode
CBS Reports 1968 TV Series documentary producer - 1 episode
Calendar 1961 TV Series producer - 1961

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
D-Day to Berlin 2005 Video documentary contributor - as Andy Rooney

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crackula Goes to Hollywood 2015 special thanks
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 TV Special in memory of - as Andy Rooney
The Unemployment of Danny London 2011 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Modern Marvels 2003 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes 1986-2011 TV Series documentary Himself - Commentator (segment "Andy Rooney") / Himself (segment "Andy Rooney") / Himself / ...
That's the Way It Is: Celebrating Cronkite at 90 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Andy Rooney)
Silent Wings: The American Glider Pilots of World War II 2007 Documentary
Larry King Live 2003-2006 TV Series Himself
American Masters 1994-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater 2006 Documentary Himself
The 11th Annual Living Landmarks Gala 2004 TV Movie Himself (as Andy Rooney)
ESPN SportsCentury 2000-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Da Ali G Show 2004 TV Series Himself
I, Curmudgeon 2004 Documentary Himself
Modern Marvels 2003 TV Series documentary Himself - Reporter, 'Stars and Stripes'
Television in America: An Autobiography 2002 TV Series documentary Himself (as Andy Rooney)
The 20th Century: Yesterday's Tomorrows 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
CBS: The First 50 Years 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
G.I. Joe: The Ernie Pyle Story 1998 TV Movie documentary
Biography 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
Charlie Rose 1995 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 10th TV Academy Hall of Fame 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1993 TV Series Himself
The 44th Annual Writers Guild of America Awards 1992 TV Special Himself (as Andy Rooney)
Late Night with David Letterman 1982 TV Series Himself
Mr. Rooney Goes to Dinner 1978 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Andy Rooney)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes 2011 TV Series documentary Himself (segment "Andy Rooney")
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series Himself
Pearl Jam Twenty 2011 Documentary Himself (as Andy Rooney)
Ethos 2011/I Documentary Himself (as Andy Rooney)
Cronkite Remembers 1997 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 Lifetime Achievement Award News & Documentary Emmy Awards · Don Hewitt
· Philip Scheffler
· Mike Wallace
· Harry Reasoner
· Ed Bradley
· Morley Safer
· Dan Rather
· Lesley Stahl
· Steve Kroft
· Bob Simon
· Christiane Amanpour
· Diane Sawyer
· Meredith Vieira

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming 60 Minutes (1968) · Jeff Fager (executive producer)
· Patti Hassler (executive editor)
· Michael R. Whitney (senior broadcast producer)
· David Browning (producer)
· Warren Lustig (producer)
· Ed Bradley (correspondent)
· Steve Kroft (correspondent)
· Morley Safer (correspondent)
· Lesley Stahl (correspondent)
· Mike Wallace (correspondent)


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#Quote
1 I don't like music I can't hum.
2 There are more beauty parlors than there are beauties.
3 If dogs could talk it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one.
4 I just wish insignificance had more stature.
5 As someone who never misses a Giants game myself, I want to talk about the IQ of football fans.
6 Death is just a distant rumor to the young.


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