Rooney died Saturday in a convalescent home in Southern California after a long illness, his sister, Kelly, confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter

By Karen Mizoguchi
Updated July 06, 2016 01:00 AM
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Former child actor Teddy Rooney has died. He was 66.

Rooney’s sister, Kelly, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that her brother died on Saturday in a convalescent home in Southern California after a long illness.

Teddy was one of late actor Mickey Rooney‘s nine children. His mother was model and actress Martha Vickers, who was married to Mickey from 1949 – 1951 as his third of eight wives.

Rooney acted alongside his mother on an episode of Playhouse 90 in 1957. In addition, he was featured in his father’s film Andy Hardy Comes Home in 1958 and General Electric Theater in 1960. Among Rooney’s most memorable film appearances are 1959’s It Happened to Jane, 1960’s Seven Ways From Sundown.

His TV credits include one-episode appearances on Shirley Temple’s Storybook (1960), Wagon Train (1960), The Rifleman (1961), Lassie (1962) and McHale’s Navy (1963).

Rooney is survived by wife Carol and children Shannon and Dominique.