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Andy Rooney
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Born Andrew Aitken Rooney
Occupation Writer, humorist, television personality
Language English
Nationality American
Education The Albany Academy
Alma mater Colgate University
Period 1949–2011
Notable awards Emmy
2003 Lifetime Achievement
1980 "Tanks"
1980 "Grain"
1978 "Who Owns What in America"
1968 "Black History: Lost, Stolen, or Strayed"
Spouse
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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