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|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"
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.
Rooney was an atheist.
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