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Each year we tune in to the Oscars to see the stars get dressed to the nines and celebrate the year's finest achievements in film. This memorial site is dedicated to Oscar winners and nominees – the actors, directors, screenwriters and others honored by or associated with the Academy Awards.
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9/23/1920 - 4/6/2014

The Oscars: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Mickey Rooney

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life. A superstar in his youth, Rooney was Hollywood's top box-office draw in the late 1930s to early 1940s. He epitomized the "show" part of show business, even if the business end sometimes failed him amid money troubles and a seesaw of career tailspins and revivals. See pictures of Mickey...
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Shirley Temple, the dimpled,...

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