Jimmy Kimmel, of course, caught the slip ups and compiled them for his audiences viewing pleasure on Tuesday.
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“Andy Rooney, the pint-sized actor who was a giant on stage and screen, has died,” a Fox 11 Los Angeles anchor told her viewers this week.
Some got a little more personal and professed their love for the “60 Minutes” star, who shared a last name with the Rooney that died at the age of 93 on Sunday. Others relished in childhood memories, which obviously were a bit hazy.