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About Andy Rooney
Andrew Aitken Rooney was the birth name of the American television and radio writer who famously hosted the CBS program “60 Minutes” for 33 years (1978 – 2011).
Early life & Education
The journalist is an alumnus of The Albany Academy and Colgate University, Hamilton. He was a member of the “Sigma Chi” fraternity during his college years.
He was drafted into the American Army as a war journalist and correspondent in 1941.
World War II Experience
His career as an army journalist began in 1942 when he took a job writing for “Star and Stripes.” He was the first journalist and correspondent to cover the famous capture of the “Ludendorff Bridge.”
He received an Air Medal and a Bronze Star medal for his services to the army.
In 1949, he joined the CBS network. His writings made several programs on the network a hit including, “The Garry Moore Show” and “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts.” However, after CBS refused to air his Word War memoir “An Essay on War,” he left the network in 1970.
He returned to CBS in 1974 and began hosting his famous show “60 minutes” in 1978. The show garnered an enormous audience throughout his time of hosting.
He died at age 92 on 4 November 2011, after battling with postoperative complications.
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Famous quotes by Andy Rooney
A writer's job is to tell the truth.Andy Rooney
All men are not created equal but should be treated as though they were under the law.Andy Rooney
Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.Andy Rooney
Computers may save time but they sure waste a lot of paper. About 98 percent of everything printed out by a computer is garbage that no one ever reads.Andy Rooney
Death is a distant rumor to the young.Andy Rooney
Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.Andy Rooney
I don't like food that's too carefully arranged it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I'd buy a painting.Andy Rooney
I don't think the government is out to get me or help someone else get me but it wouldn't surprise me if they were out to sell me something or help someone else sell me something. I mean, why else would the Census Bureau want to know my telephone number?Andy Rooney
I hope all of you are going to fill out your census form when it comes in the mail next month. If you don't return the form the area you live in might get less government money and you wouldn't want that to happen, would you.Andy Rooney
I like ice hockey, but it's a frustrating game to watch. It's hard to keep your eyes on both the puck and the players and too much time passes between scoring in hockey. There are usually more fights than there are points.Andy Rooney
If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.Andy Rooney
Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose.Andy Rooney
Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.Andy Rooney
My own time is passing fast enough without some national game to help it along.Andy Rooney
People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe.Andy Rooney
The average bright young man who is drafted hates the whole business because an army always tries to eliminate the individual differences in men.Andy Rooney
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.Andy Rooney
The closing of a door can bring blessed privacy and comfort - the opening, terror. Conversely, the closing of a door can be a sad and final thing - the opening a wonderfully joyous moment.Andy Rooney
The federal government has sponsored research that has produced a tomato that is perfect in every respect, except that you can't eat it. We should make every effort to make sure this disease, often referred to as 'progress', doesn't spread.Andy Rooney
The Super Bowl isn't for kids, I had a great time though and it was worth every nickel of it because by doing this lame piece about the game I can put it on my expense account.Andy Rooney
F.A.Q. about Andy Rooney
When is his birthday?
Andy Rooney's birthday is on January 14, 1919.
In how many days is his birthday?
Andy's birthday is in 354 days
How old was Andy when he died?
He was 92 years old.
When did he die?
He died in November 4, 2011.
How old would he be today?
Andy Rooney would be 103 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Andy from?
He was born in Albany, New York, U.S..
Andy Rooney's Popularity
Andy Rooney was a famous American journalist, who was born on January 14, 1919. As a person born on this date, Andy Rooney is listed in our database as the 45th most popular celebrity for the day (January 14) and the 21st most popular for the year (1919).
People born on January 14 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Andy Rooney is the 1274th most popular Capricorn.
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