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Mickey Rooney (1920-2014)

April 09, 2014

Mickey Rooney was a child star best known for his role as Andy Hardy in a long-running film series. He a starred in a number of musicals with Judy Garland.

Born on September 23, 1920, in Brooklyn, Mickey Rooney made his first stage appearance in his parents' vaudeville act, and in 1937 he played Andy Hardy in the first of 15 films featuring the character. He co-starred with Judy Garland in a successful series of musicals, including Babes in Arms, and was awarded a special juvenile Academy Award in 1938. Rooney continued to work as a character actor into his '90s. Rooney died on April 6, 2014 at the age of 93.

Young Star

Actor Mickey Rooney was born Joe Yule, Jr. on September 23, 1920, in Brooklyn, New York. Rooney first took the stage as a toddler in his parents' vaudeville act. He made his first film appearance in 1926, playing a little person. The following year, he played the lead character in the first Mickey McGuire short film. It was in this popular film series that he took the stage name Mickey Rooney. Read More
Mickey Rooney