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Rooney, Mickey

Born: 1920 AD
Currently alive, at 95 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!"