Andy Rooney

writer, humorist, television personality (1911-2011)

Andrew Aitken "Andy" Rooney (January 14, 1919 – November 4, 2011) was an American radio and television writer. His "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney" was a part of the CBS News program 60 Minutes from 1978 to 2011. His final regular appearance on 60 Minutes aired October 2, 2011. He died one month later, on November 4, 2011, at age 92.

Andy Rooney
BornAndrew Aitken Rooney
(1919-01-14)January 14, 1919
Albany, New York, U.S.[1]
DiedNovember 4, 2011(2011-11-04) (aged 92)
New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationWriter, humorist, television personality
EducationThe Albany Academy
Alma materColgate University[1]
Notable awardsEmmy
2003 Lifetime Achievement
1980 "Tanks"
1980 "Grain"
1978 "Who Owns What in America"
1968 "Black History: Lost, Stolen, or Strayed"
Marguerite Rooney (m. 1942–2004)
(her death)
ChildrenBrian, Emily, Martha, Ellen

He started as a reporter covering World War II in Europe. Rooney joined CBS in 1949, as a writer for Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts,[2] when Godfrey was very popular on radio and TV. He also wrote for The Garry Moore Show.

Rooney was an atheist.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Andy Rooney".
  2. Minzesheimer, Bob (January 19, 2010). "'A few minutes' with Andy Rooney becomes 91 years". USA Today.
  3. Andy Rooney was an outspoken atheist

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