Rooney, Mickey

Portrait
Born: Sep 23, 1920 AD
Currently alive, at 94 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors


1920 - Born on the 23rd of September in Brooklyn, New York.

 

1922 - Rooney began performing at the age of 17 months.

 

1926 - Entered in the movie business and made his name as the title character in the Mickey McGuire.

 

1934 - Signed to MGM and was educated at the studio's School for Professional Children.

 

1937 - Starred as Andy Hardy in A Family Affair, led to fourteen further films featuring that character.

 

         - His first role as the top-billed star in a feature film was as Shockey Carter in Hoosier Schoolboy with Edward Pawley playing his father.

 

1938 - Serious role in Boys Town opposite Spencer Tracy as Whitey Marsh.

 

         - He was awarded an Academy Juvenile Award.

 

His fame peaked in World War II with a string of successful musicals with Judy Garland.

 

1939 - Oscar nominated Babes in Arms as well as more serious roles in films such as The Human Comedy (1943) and National Velvet (1944).

 

1944 - Entered military service as radio personality on the American Forces Network.

 

1961 - Appeared on television "What's My Line".

 

         - Started enrolling students in the MRSE (Mickey Rooney School of Entertainment).

 

1983 - Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted him their Academy Honorary Award for his lifetime of achievement.

 

2006 - Rooney continues to work in film, and tours with his wife, Jan Chamberlin, in a multi-media live stage production called "Let's Put On a Show!"

 

 

 

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