The life of Mickey Rooney can be summed up by the title of his 1942 film "Andy Hardy's Double Life."
It has been reported that Rooney, who died on April 6 at the age of 93, had an estate valued at only $18,000. A victim of financial elder abuse, Rooney's life was far from that of the idealized teenager Andy Hardy.
Rooney was at the height of his career in 1940. He was one of the biggest box-office draws from 1939 to 1941, which brought him fame and fortune. His pursuit of the "good life" ended abruptly when his earnings couldn't keep pace with his spending.