Mickey Rooney

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Joseph Yule Jr.
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/23/1920, Virgo
  • Date of Death: 04/06/2014
  • Profession: Actor; singer; dancer
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Mickey Rooney Fast Facts:
  • Made his stage debut when he was 17 months old, as part of his parents' vaudeville act.
  • Starred in more than 50 Mickey McGuire comedy shorts. The character was based on a comic strip and Rooney was credited as Mickey McGuire at the time.
  • Took the last name Rooney from vaudevillian Pat Rooney in 1932.
  • In 1934, the year he signed with MGM, he made 12 films, including Manhattan Melodrama and Blind Date.
  • At 19, he became the first teenager nominated for an Oscar, for 1939's Babes in Arms.
  • Was the No. 1 U.S. box-office star from 1939 to '41.
  • Appeared in more than 200 films.
  • Earned four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Made headlines in 2011 when he testified before Congress on the issue of elder abuse, saying he had been victimized himself.
  • Mickey Rooney Relationships:
  • Martha Vickers - Ex-wife
  • Teddy Rooney - Son
  • Ava Gardner - Ex-wife
  • Carolyn Hockett - Ex-wife
  • Elaine Devry - Ex-wife
  • Jan Rooney - Wife
  • Jimmy Rooney - Son
  • Jonelle Rooney - Daughter
  • Marge Lane - Ex-wife
  • Nell Carter Yule - Mother
  • Barbara Ann Thomason - Wife (deceased)
  • Betty Jane Rase - Ex-wife
  • Joseph Yule Sr. - Father
  • Kelly Ann Rooney - Daughter
  • Kerry Yule Rooney - Daughter
  • Kimmy Sue Rooney - Daughter
  • Michael Rooney - Son
  • Mickey Rooney Jr. - Son
  • Tim Rooney - Son
  • Mickey Rooney Awards:
  • 1959 Emmy: Best Single Performance by an Actor - Nominee
  • 1984 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special - Nominee
  • 1962 Emmy: Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1964 Golden Globe: Actor in a Television Series - Winner
  • 1958 Emmy: Actor- Best Single Performance- Lead or Support - Nominee
  • 1982 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 1980 Tony: Actor (Musical) - Nominee
  • 1943 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1956 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1939 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1982 Oscar: Honorary Award - Winner
  • 1979 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1982 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special - Winner
  • 1938 Oscar: Special Award - Winner

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