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Rooney, Mickey (Joe Yule Jr.)

Born: 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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