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SmashMouth 11-05-2011 09:53 AM

A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney
 
Former '60 Minutes' Commentator Andy Rooney Dies

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Andy Rooney so dreaded the day he had to end his signature "60 Minutes" commentaries about life's large and small absurdities that he kept going until he was 92 years old.
Even then, he said he wasn't retiring. Writers never retire. But his life after the end of "A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney" was short: He died Friday night, according to CBS, only a month after delivering his 1,097th and final televised commentary.
Rooney had gone to the hospital for an undisclosed surgery, but major complications developed and he never recovered.

Rooney talked on "60 Minutes" about what was in the news, and his opinions occasionally got him in trouble. But he was just as likely to discuss the old clothes in his closet, why air travel had become unpleasant and why banks needed to have important sounding names.
He won one of his three Emmy Awards for a piece on whether there was a real Mrs. Smith who made Mrs. Smith's Pies. As it turned out, there was no Mrs. Smith.
"I obviously have a knack for getting on paper what a lot of people have thought and didn't realize they thought," Rooney once said. "And they say, `Hey, yeah!' And they like that."


Read more: Former '60 Minutes' Commentator Andy Rooney Dies | Fox News




RIP.... it was an honor and a pleasure to listen to your editorials.

foreverfan 11-05-2011 10:23 AM

The eye brows live on forever. RIP

QBREES9 11-06-2011 01:16 PM

God bless R.I.P. Mr Rooney you will be missed.


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