September 23, 1920
April 6, 2014
5 ft 2 in | 157.5 cm
59 kg | 130 lbs
Mickey Rooney was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States, on September 23, 1920, was an American actor.
Young Mickey Rooney first started performing in vaudeville as a child actor.
He made big screen debut in silent comedy film Orchids and Ermine (1927) in role as Mickey McGuire.
He got his television debut in series The Mickey Rooney Show (1954-1955) in role as Mickey Mulligan.
Mickey's breakthrough performance came as Andy Hardy in comedy film A Family Affair (1937).
He landed his Broadway debut in a musical revue "Sugar Babies" (1979), for which he was nominated for the Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.
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He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in films:
The Human Comedy (1943) comedy drama as Homer MacAuley
The Bold and the Brave (1956) war drama as Willie Dooley
The Black Stallion (1979) adventure as Henry Dailey
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Mickey Moran in coming-of-age musical comedy movie Babes in Arms (1939).
He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special and a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role as Bill Sackter in biographical drama film Bill (1981).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special for his role as Bill Sackter in biographical drama film Bill: On His Own (1983).
He was nominated for the Golden Laurel for Top Male Action Star for his role as Lester M. "Baby Face Nelson" Gillis in noir crime film Baby Face Nelson (1957).
He was nominated for the Golden Laurel for Top Male Supporting Performance for his role as Army in drama movie Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962).
He voiced Adult Tod in animated buddy drama film The Fox and the Hound (1981).
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935) romantic comedy fantasy with James Cagney and Olivia de Havilland
Captains Courageous (1937) adventure opposite Spencer Tracy and Freddie Bartholomew
Boys Town (1938) biographical drama with Spencer Tracy and Bobs Watson
Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) romantic comedy opposite Judy Garland and Cecilia Parker
Strike Up the Band (1940) musical with Judy Garland and Paul Whiteman
National Velvet (1944) drama opposite Elizabeth Taylor and Angela Lansbury
The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954) war action with William Holden and Grace Kelly
Pete's Dragon (1977) fantasy with Sean Marshall and Helen Reddy
Night at the Museum (2006) fantasy comedy with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Actor - Best Single Performance - Lead or Support for his role as Sammy Hogart in CBS anthology drama series Playhouse 90 (1957) in episode "The Comedian (#1.20)".
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Best Single Performance by an Actor for his role as Eddie in NBC anthology series Alcoa Theatre (1957) in episode "Eddie".
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in NBC anthology series The Dick Powell Show (1961) in episode "Somebody's Waiting".
He won the Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star - Male for his role as Mickey Grady in ABC sitcom Mickey (1964-1965).
He played Oliver Nugent in NBC sitcom One of the Boys (1982).
Had Scottish and English ancestry.
Has four Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He served 22 months in the U.S. Army, during World War II.
He was awarded Academy Honorary Award in 1982.
Published his book "The Search for Sonny Skies: A Novel" (1995).
Published his autobiography "Life is too Short" in 1991.
He won the Young Artist Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991.
Mickey died on April 6, 2014, Studio City, California, United States, at the age of 93.
He was married to:
Jan Chamberlin (1978-2014)
Carolyn Hockett (1969-1975) they had two children, Jimmy and Jonelle
Marge Lane (1966-1967)
Carolyn Mitchell (1958-1966) they had four children: Kelly Ann, Kerry, Michael Joseph Rooney and Kimmy Sue
Elaine Devry (1952-1959)
Martha Vickers (1949-1952) they had one son, Teddy
Betty Jane Baker (1944-1949) they had two sons, Mickey Rooney, Jr. and Tim Rooney
Ava Gardner (1942-1943) they had three daughters
He dated June Kirby (1952), Christine Larson (1951), M'liss McClure (1948), Joi Lansing (1948), Elizabeth Taylor (1946-1948), Lana Turner (1940-1941), Betty Grable (1940) and Diana Lewis (1939-1940).