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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
1Retired from 60 Minutes (1968) in October 2011.
2Member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity
3Children: Brian Rooney, Emily Rooney, Ellen Rooney and Martha Rooney.
4Father-in-law of Cecile Callan.
5He won the Bronze Star for World War II reporting.
6While 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 Dinner1978TV Movie documentary script
The American Parade1975TV Mini-Series 1 episode
60 Minutes1968TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Black History: Lost Stolen, or Strayed1968TV Movie documentary
Of Black America1968TV Mini-Series documentary 2 episodes
CBS Reports1968TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Black History: Lost Stolen, or Strayed1968TV Movie documentary producer
Of Black America1968TV Mini-Series documentary producer - 1 episode
CBS Reports1968TV Series documentary producer - 1 episode
Calendar1961TV Series producer - 1961

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
D-Day to Berlin2005Video documentary contributor - as Andy Rooney

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crackula Goes to Hollywood2015special thanks
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV Special in memory of - as Andy Rooney
The Unemployment of Danny London2011TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Modern Marvels2003TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes1986-2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Commentator (segment "Andy Rooney") / Himself (segment "Andy Rooney") / Himself / ...
That's the Way It Is: Celebrating Cronkite at 902007TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Andy Rooney)
Silent Wings: The American Glider Pilots of World War II2007Documentary
Larry King Live2003-2006TV SeriesHimself
American Masters1994-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater2006DocumentaryHimself
The 11th Annual Living Landmarks Gala2004TV MovieHimself (as Andy Rooney)
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Da Ali G Show2004TV SeriesHimself
I, Curmudgeon2004DocumentaryHimself
Modern Marvels2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Reporter, 'Stars and Stripes'
Television in America: An Autobiography2002TV Series documentaryHimself (as Andy Rooney)
The 20th Century: Yesterday's Tomorrows1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
CBS: The First 50 Years1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
G.I. Joe: The Ernie Pyle Story1998TV Movie documentary
Biography1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose1995TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 10th TV Academy Hall of Fame1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1993TV SeriesHimself
The 44th Annual Writers Guild of America Awards1992TV SpecialHimself (as Andy Rooney)
Late Night with David Letterman1982TV SeriesHimself
Mr. Rooney Goes to Dinner1978TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Andy Rooney)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes2011TV Series documentaryHimself (segment "Andy Rooney")
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV SeriesHimself
Pearl Jam Twenty2011DocumentaryHimself (as Andy Rooney)
Ethos2011/IDocumentaryHimself (as Andy Rooney)
Cronkite Remembers1997TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Lifetime Achievement AwardNews & 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
2007EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Arts & Culture Programming60 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
1I don't like music I can't hum.
2There are more beauty parlors than there are beauties.
3If dogs could talk it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one.
4I just wish insignificance had more stature.
5As someone who never misses a Giants game myself, I want to talk about the IQ of football fans.
6Death is just a distant rumor to the young.


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