Actor Mickey Rooney will always be remembered fondly at Boys Town for his Oscar-winning role in the www.abuw.org 1938 movie about the Nebraska home for troubled youth.
Rooney, who died Sunday at the age of 93, was named Mayor for Life at Boys Town in 2003.
Rooney won a special Oscar for his role in the movie “Boys Town.” He played Whitey Marsh who was taken in by the
home for wayward boys.
Spencer Tracy won an Oscar for portraying the home’s real-life founder, Father Edward J. Flanagan, and the film immortalized the Nebraska home.
Boys Town noted Rooney’s passing on its Facebook page Monday, and the movie is celebrated in its Hall of History.
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