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Andrew Aitken Rooney

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.

  • Education

    • Student, Colgate University, 1942.


    • Writer-producer Columbia Broadcasting System-television News, since 1959. Newspaper columnist Tribune Company Syndicate, since 1979.


    • Sweet and Sour
    • 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.
    • Common Nonsense
    • "Andy Rooney's Sunday evening observations on 60 Minutes are an American institution, shaping the way people see everything from coffee percolators to the state of the nation.
    • And More by Andy Rooney
    • This collection of essays is almost 30 years old, but the late AndyRooney is still right on about the state of the world both as it is and as it was.
    • Not That You Asked...
    • Andy Rooney's syndicated newspaper columns and cantankerous "60 Minutes" essays have made him one of the best known curmudgeons in America.


    Served with Army of the United States, 1941-1945.


    • Married Marguerite Howard, March 21, 1942. Children: Ellen, Martha, Emily, Brian.
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    Born January 14, 1919
    • 1942
      Colgate University
    • 1959
      Writer, -producer Columbia Broadcasting System-television News
    • 1979
      newspaper columnist Tribune Company Syndicate