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Andy Rooney Fast Facts:
Began his journalism career in the Army after being drafted in 1941.
In 1943, he was one of six correspondents who flew with the Eighth Air Force on the first American bombing raid over Germany.
Worked as a writer on the popular radio show
Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout
s in 1949 and later on television for
The Garry Moore Show
His CBS News special
Mr. Rooney Goes to Wa
shington won a Peabody award in 1975.
His support of striking members of the Writers Guild of America and refusal to appear on-air resulted in a salary freeze by CBS in 1987.
A friend of slain World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle, he was bestowed a lifetime achievement award named in Pyle's honor by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists in June 2003.
Received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 2003.
Won the Best Script of the Year award from the Writers Guild of America multiple times.
Andy Rooney Relationships:
Ellen Rooney - Daughter
Marguerite Howard Rooney - Wife (deceased)
Brian Rooney - Son
Martha Rooney Fishel - Daughter
Walter Scott Rooney - Father
Emily Rooney - Daughter
Ellinor Reynolds Rooney - Mother
Nancy Reynolds Rooney - Sister
Attended Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
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