7 April 2014 Last updated at 00:00 ET
Mickey Rooney, the child actor who became the world's top box-office star, has died aged of 93, US media report.
Born in Brooklyn, he began his career aged 18 months in his parents' vaudeville act, Yule and Carter, and never really retired.
By 1965, Mickey Rooney's 200 films had earned more than $3bn (£1.8bn) around the world.
Sir Laurence Olivier once referred to him as the greatest film actor America ever produced.
Rooney's death was reported by US entertainment magazine Varietyand other media outlets. The actor is said to have been ill for some time.
Rooney starred alongside legendary actresses Judy Garland and Elizabeth Taylor, in a film and musical career spanning eight decades.
He was married eight times, including to screen beauty Ava Gardner. Asked once if he would marry all his wives again, he replied: "Absolutely. I loved every one of them."