|Born||Andrew Aitken Rooney
January 14, 1919
Albany, New York, U.S.
|Died||November 4, 2011
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Writer, humorist, television personality|
|Education||The Albany Academy|
|Alma mater||Colgate University|
2003 Lifetime Achievement
1978 "Who Owns What in America"
1968 "Black History: Lost, Stolen, or Strayed"
|Spouse(s)||Marguerite Rooney (m. 1942–2004) (her death)|
|Children||Brian, Emily, Martha, Ellen|
Andrew Aitken "Andy" Rooney (January 14, 1919 – November 4, 2011) was an American radio and television writer. His "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney" was a part of the CBS News program 60 Minutes from 1978 to 2011. His final regular appearance on 60 Minutes aired October 2, 2011. He died one month later, on November 4, 2011, at age 92.
He started as a reporter covering World War II in Europe. Rooney joined CBS in 1949, as a writer for Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, when Godfrey was very popular on radio and TV. He also wrote for The Garry Moore Show.
References[change | change source]
- "Andy Rooney". Mahalo.com.
- Minzesheimer, Bob (January 19, 2010). "'A few minutes' with Andy Rooney becomes 91 years". USA Today. https://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2010-01-14-rooney14_CV_N.htm.
- Andy Rooney was an outspoken atheist
Other websites[change | change source]
- Andy Rooney at the Internet Movie Database
- Works by or about Andy Rooney in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- CBS Biography
- Archive of previous "A Few Minutes ..." segments
- Andy Rooney Podcast among other CBS podcasts
- Snopes.com on Rooney E-Mail Snopes.com's article on false e-mail claims
- Andy Rooney Interview at Archive of American Television
- Andy Rooney at Find a Grave
- Some of Andy Rooney's Best Observations and Opinions