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Joseph Yule Jr.
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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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
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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