Mickey Rooney Fact Sheet: Who was Mickey Rooney? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Mickey Rooney.
Mickey Rooney Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1920 - 2014 *** Full Name: Joseph Yule, Jr and would become known as Mickey Rooney *** Occupation: American Actor in Film, Television, Radio, Vaudeville and Broadway *** Date of Birth: Mickey Rooney was born on September 23rd 1920 *** Place of Birth: Mickey Rooney was born in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. *** Family background: His father was Ninian Joseph Ewell who was born in Glasgow, Scotland and his mother was Nellie W. Carter who was born in Kansas City, Missouri. They were both vaudeville performers and his mother had been a chorus girl and burlesque performer *** Early life and childhood: He grew up around the vaudeville theatres where he was known to have begun performer almost as soon as he could walk *** Education: Mickey Rooney attended the Hollywood Professional School and also Hollywood High School ***
Mickey Rooney Fact 1: Mickey Rooney was born on September 23rd 1920 and during the 20th century period in history when so many wonderful and terrible events shaped the world. World War I and World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Cold War but also such marvels as advances in medicine, technology, travel, the expansion of car travel and air travel and a massive change within the industry of entertainment.
Mickey Rooney Fact 2: His
parents split up when he was just
four years old, with his mother
moving them to Hollywood in 1925 and
she began running a tourist home
Mickey Rooney Fact 9: During 1937 Mickey would make his first movie beside Judy Garland in Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry and during the film the pair would become friends and would remain lifelong friends.
Mickey Rooney Fact 10:
Together they also became a song and
dance duo as the two were both
natural comedians and played off one
another so easily.
Mickey Rooney Fact 16: He began performing more on the radio and he appeared in his first television series and during the 1960’s he made a return to theatre entertaining.
Mickey Rooney Fact 17: In time he would make a comeback to television as a character actor which he did for almost six decades.
Mickey Rooney Fact 18: By 2006 he was still working and in a film starring Benjamin Stiller and Robin Williams, Night at the Museum and its sequel, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian although his scene was deleted.
Mickey Rooney Fact 19: Mickey
Rooney married eight times, Ava
Gardner, no children, Betty Jane
Phillips, two sons, Mickey Jr and
Tim, Martha Vickers, one son,
Theodore, Elaine Devry, no children,
Barbara Ann Thomason, four children,
Kelly, Kerry, Michael and Kimmy Sue,
Marge Lane, no children, Carolyn
Hocket, two children Jimmy and
Jonelle and finally Jan Chamberlin
with whom he separated in almost two
years before he died.
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