Andrew Aitken Rooney, American writer, journalist. Decorated Air Medal, Bronze Star.; recipient awards for best written television documentary Writers Guild American, 1966, 68, 71, 75, 76, Emmy awards, 1968, 78, 81, 82. Served with Army of the United States, 1941-1945.
Rooney, Andrew Aitken was born on January 14, 1919 in Albany, New York, United States. Son of Walter S. and Ellinor (Reynolds) Rooney.
Student, Colgate University, 1942.
Writer-producer Columbia Broadcasting System-television News, since 1959. Newspaper columnist Tribune Company Syndicate, since 1979.
A selection of Rooney's newspaper essays from the last three years, 130 pieces in all, offers observations on such things as politicians, perfume, the post office, birthdays, doctors, and body-building.
Author: (with O.C. Hutton) Air Gunner, 1944, The Story of Stars and Stripes, 1946, Conquerors' Peace, 1947, The Fortunes of War, 1962, A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney, 1981, And More By Andy Rooney, 1982, Pieces of My Mind, 1984, Word for Word, 1986, Not That You Asked, 1989, Sweet and Sour, 1992, My War, 1995, Sincerely, Andy Rooney, 1999, Common Nonsense, 2002, Years of Minutes, 2003. Television programs include An Essay on War, Mr. Rooney Goes to Washington, Mr.
Rooney Goes to Dinner. Regular commentator-essayist: 60 Minutes, since 1978.