Andy Rooney

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  • Birth Name: Andrew Aitken Rooney
  • Birth Place: Albany, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/14/1919, Capricorn
  • Date of Death: 11/04/2011
  • Profession: Commentator; journalist
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60 Minutes Remembers "America's Grouch-in-Chief" Andy Rooney

60 Minutes paid tribute to Andy Rooney one day after the longtime commentator died after complications from minor surgery.

Morley Safer led the segment, which included...read more

60 Minutes to Pay Tribute to Andy Rooney

60 Minutes will honor Andy Rooney with a special tribute on Sunday's episode.

Morley Safer will lead the segment for Rooney, who died Friday at 92 from surgery complications. The piece will close the broadcast — much like how Rooney's essays did for 33 years.

Andy Rooney dies at 92

"It's a sad day at 60 Minutes and for ...
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Andy Rooney Dies at 92

Andy Rooney, who delivered wry and crotchety observations on 60 Minutes for 33 years, has died. He was 92.

Rooney died Friday in New York after complications from unspecified minor surgery, CBS said. He had been in stable condition ...
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China’s Andy Rooney Has Some Funny Opinions About How Great The Chinese Government Is
ANDY ROONEY 60 MINUTES COMMENTARY FROM BEYOND
A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney
Andy Rooney Hates New Music

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Year Title Description
2013 Book Discussion on 'My War' TV Show Series, Remarks by
2011 The Great American Dream Machine TV Show Series, Commentator
2005 Ernie Pyle's War TV Show Series, Commentator
2002 Sunday Morning: Episode Episode, Guest
1968 60 Minutes TV Show Series, Commentator

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60 Minutes Vet Andy Rooney in Stable Condition After Surgery

Andy Rooney is in stable condition after undergoing surgery, CBSNews.com reports.

Rooney, 92, suffered... read more

Ratings: Pan Am Hits Some Turbulence; Home Videos Off to Worst Start Ever

Pan Am lost some altitude in Week 2, recruiting 7.75 million viewers — less than three-quarters of its premiere audience.

The ABC program, which took off with 10.87 million aboard, scored a 2.5 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds Sunday night, a 19 percent fall from last week's 3.1, Nielsen overnights showed.

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VIDEO: Andy Rooney Signs Off 60 Minutes

Andy Rooney delivered his final 60 Minutes essay, telling viewers: "I wish I could do this forever."

"I'm not retiring. Writers don't retire and I'll always be a writer," the 92-year-old Emmy-winning writer said during his 1,097th appearance on the CBS newsmagazine Sunday.

Andy Rooney leaving 60 Minutes after more than 30 years

Rooney, who became a regular on the show in 1978, said he spent "50 years trying to become known as a writer and the next 30 trying to avoid being famous." Hence, his parting words: "If you do see me in a restaurant, please, just let me eat my dinner."

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Matt's Guide to Weekend TV: Fringe, Doctor Who, Dexter and More

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Tonight's Top Pick: When worlds collide, Fox's cult gem Fringe (9/8c) is at the top of its game. You've never seen a murder-mystery manhunt like tonight's chilling and provocative episode, in which the Fringe team from the "other" world enlists "our" Olivia to cross over to track down a serial killer in the alt-universe — by bringing along the madman's doppelganger from our world, who happens to be a professor specializing in forensic pathology and profiling. The "what-if" vibes are fascinating as the professor — and by extension everyone in the dual-universe loop — considers the vagaries of fate and environment when confronted with "the path not taken." The story is suspenseful, poignant and wonderfully original. And in case you're wondering why Walter stays behind, surrounding himself with a cacophony of music: It may have something to do with that nagging disembodied voice he can't stop hearing. Hurry home soon, Peter Bishop!

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Andy Rooney Leaving 60 Minutes After More Than 30 Years

Andy Rooney will announce Sunday that he is leaving CBS' 60 Minutes, CBSnews.com reports.

Rooney, 92, will deliver the news during his regular original essay feature -- his 1097th essay for the program. 60 Minutes will also pay tribute with... read more

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