Mickey Rooney Net Worth 2021: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Mickey Rooney net worth is
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Mickey Rooney Wiki Biography

Joseph Yule Jr., to the audience known as Mickey Rooney, was a famous American actor, film producer and director, radio personality, as well as a voice actor. Mickey Rooney is known worldwide as an actor who played a variety of roles in different film and theatre genres, including Broadway theatre performances, and vaudeville, which is a popular theatrical genre in the US, where a performance is made up of several unrelated acts. Mickey Rooney is perhaps mostly recognized for the role of Andy Hardy, a fictional character who appeared in a film series created by “Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer” studio. The first movie in the series where Rooney appeared as Andy Hardy was “You’re Only Young Once”, which was released in 1937.

Mickey Rooney Net Worth $20 Thousand

Since then, Mickey Rooney has reprised his role of Andy in fourteen more films, with the last movie “Andy Hardy Comes Home” released in 1958. Considered to be among the talented actors at the time, Mickey Rooney has starred in a film that brought him the most public attention, namely “Babes in Arms”. It was this movie that also earned him a Juvenile Academy Award. A famous actor, how rich is Mickey Rooney? According to sources, Mickey Rooney’s net worth is estimated to be $20 thousand. The majority of Mickey Rooney’s wealth came from his appearances in the movies, especially around the 1940s, when he was at the peak of his acting career.

Mickey Rooney was born in 1920, in Brooklyn, New York, to parents who were both vaudevillians. Rooney attended Hollywood Professional School and then went on to further his studies at the Hollywood High School. Rooney’s professional acting career begins with a character of Mickey McGuire, a role for which he was cast to play. From 1927 till 1936, Mickey Rooney portrayed this character in more than 78 comedies. The role of Mickey McGuire was also important in a sense that it inspired Joseph Yule to change his stage name to Mickey Rooney. After Rooney’s success with McGuire, he was soon cast to play Andy Hardy, a role that he would later be mostly known for. Since then, Rooney began receiving other television offers and made his first appearance as a dramatic actor in a 1938 biographical drama “Boys Town”, where he co-starred with Spencer Tracy, and a year later appeared in “Babes in Arms”. It was largely due to these films that Mickey Rooney became a success in the late 1940s. Following this, Mickey Rooney went on to star in “National Velvet” and in 1961 appeared alongside Audrey Hepburn in a famous romantic comedy “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. Even though Rooney reached his career peak in 1939 and never really topped his success, he was still a highly respected actor. Rooney was even a main star of his own television series called “The Mickey Rooney Show: Hey, Mulligan”, which aired from 1954 till 1955. Rooney also starred in several Broadway performances and even published a memoir titled “Life is Too Short”. Mickey Rooney passed away in 2014, at the age of 93 due to natural causes.

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Full Name Mickey Rooney
Net Worth $20 Thousand
Salary $18 thousand
Date Of Birth September 23, 1920, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States)
Died April 6, 2014, Studio City, California, United States
Place Of Birth Brooklyn
Height 5 ft 1 in (1.57 m)
Profession Actor, Comedian, Film Producer, Film director, Soldier, Radio personality, Voice Actor, Television producer
Education Hollywood High School, Fairfax High School
Nationality United States of America
Spouse Jan Rooney (m. 1978–2014)
Children Michael Rooney, Tim Rooney, Teddy Rooney
Parents Joe Yule, Nellie W. Carter
Siblings Tim Rooney, Teddy Rooney, Kerry Rooney, Kelly Ann Rooney, Michael Rooney, Kimmy Sue Rooney, Jonelle Rooney, Jimmy Rooney
Nicknames Ninian Joseph Yule Jr. , The Mick , Mickey McGuire , The Mickster , Joseph Yule, Jr. , Sonny Yule , Joe Yule Jr. , Mickey Yule , Joe Jr. , Mickey McBan
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001682
Awards Academy Honorary Award, Academy Juvenile Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star – Male
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actor, Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Single Performance, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, Academy …
Movies The Black Stallion, Boys Town, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, National Velvet, Babes in Arms, Love Finds Andy Hardy, Girl Crazy, Babes on Broadway, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Strike Up the Band, A Family Affair, Captains Courageous, The Human Comedy, Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry, Night at the Museum, Babe…
TV Shows The Mickey Rooney Show, One of the Boys, The Care Bears, The Black Stallion, Kleo the Misfit Unicorn, MGM: When the Lion Roars, Mickey, Above the Line, Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to ‘It’s a Mad Mad Mad
# Trademark
1 Raspy voice
2 Short stature
3 Best known in his youth for playing Andy Hardy with Judy Garland as the female lead or supporting character in three Hardy Family films, as well as pairing up with Garland in a series of cheerfully naive musicals that usually ended with the characters putting on an impromptu musical show. In his senior years, he often played a cheerful old mentor with a youthful spirit.
Title Salary
Night at the Museum (2006) $250,000
Babe: Pig in the City (1998) $175,000
The Black Stallion (1979) $75,000
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965) $5,000
The Secret Invasion (1964) $50,000
Mickey (1964) $5,000 /episode
Funny Man with a Monkey (1964) $10,000
It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) $100,000
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) $25,000
Andy Hardy Comes Home (1958) $35,000
Baby Face Nelson (1957) $35,000
The Comedian (1957) $10,000
The Mickey Rooney Show (1954) $3,500 /week
Drive a Crooked Road (1954) $75,000
A Slight Case of Larceny (1953) $75,000
All Ashore (1953) $75,000
Sound Off (1952) $75,000
Quicksand (1950) $25,000
The Big Wheel (1949) $25,000
National Velvet (1944) $2,500 /week
Andy Hardy’s Blonde Trouble (1944) $2,500 /week
Girl Crazy (1943) $68,000
Thousands Cheer (1943) $2,500 /week
The Human Comedy (1943) $2,500 /week
Andy Hardy’s Double Life (1942) $2,500 /week
A Yank at Eton (1942) $2,500
The Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942) $2,500 /week
Babes on Broadway (1941) $53,333 a week plus $25,000 bonus
Babes in Arms (1939) $23,000
Out West with the Hardys (1938) $5,000
Stablemates (1938) $5,000
Boys Town (1938) $5,000
Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) $5,000
Lord Jeff (1938) $5,000
Hold That Kiss (1938) $5,000
Judge Hardy’s Children (1938) $5,000
Love Is a Headache (1938) $5,000
You’re Only Young Once (1937) $5,000
Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry (1937) $500 /week
Live, Love and Learn (1937) $500 /week
Hoosier Schoolboy (1937) $500 /week
Slave Ship (1937) $500 /week
Captains Courageous (1937) $500 /week
The Devil Is a Sissy (1936) $500 /week
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936) $500 /week
Ah, Wilderness! (1935) $500 /week
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935) $500 /week
Mickey’s Wildcats (1931) $250 /week
Mickey the Detective (1928) $250 /week
Mickey’s Rivals (1928) $250 /week
Mickey’s Movies (1928) $250 /week
Mickey’s Triumph (1928) $250 /week
Mickey’s Wild West (1928) $250 /week
Mickey’s Nine (1928) $250 /week
Mickey’s Parade (1928) $250 /week
Mickey’s Battle (1927) $250 /week
Mickey’s Eleven (1927) $250 /week
Mickey’s Pals (1927) $250 /week
Mickey’s Circus (1927) $250 /week
Not to Be Trusted (1926) $200
# Quote
1 [2008, on the controversy surrounding his Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) role] Blake Edwards wanted me to do it because he was a comedy director. They hired me to do this overboard, and we had fun doing it… Never in all the more than 40 years after we made it – not one complaint. Every place I’ve gone in the world people say, ‘God, you were so funny.’ Asians and Chinese come up to me and say, ‘Mickey, you were out of this world.’ [Had I known people would get offended] I wouldn’t have done it. Those that didn’t like it, I forgive them and God bless America, God bless the universe, God bless Japanese, Chinese, Indians, all of them and let’s have peace.
2 [observation as a young man on his most famous role] It’s funny how a character can grow on a feller. I depend on Andy all the time. When I’m not sure whether I should do a certain thing, I ask myself, “Would Andy do it? And if Andy won’t do it, I won’t.”
3 [In a 1970 David Frost interview] I have nine kids, seven wives, and the American Bar Association to support. I’m a very quiet person, a fellow who believes in the Ten Commandments, the Golden Rule, and bacon, lettuce, and tomato with a lot of mayonnaise.
4 [In his autobiography] Had I been brighter, had the ladies been gentler, had the scotch been weaker, had the gods been kinder, this could have been a one-sentence story: Once upon a time, Mickey Rooney lived happily ever after.
5 When “Sugar Babies” opened, I was the most famous has-been in show business.
6 I was aware, even at age three, that my father had a penchant for going out by himself after a show, then returning at dawn with a nervous grin on his face. I could only guess, from my mother’s angry reactions that he was doing something that hurt her very much. She kept talking about my dad’s “floozies” – which I took to be another name for “bartender.” You see, I thought my dad had a problem with Punch, not with Judy.
7 There was, in fact, a standard studio recipe. Take one young actress, pluck her eyebrows, cap her teeth, shape her hairline, pad as required and throw her into the ring with Andy Hardy. Then wait and see. If the public responded, the starlet became a star.
8 When I was nineteen years old I was the number-one star for two years. When I was forty, nobody wanted me. I couldn’t get a job.
9 Hollywood has unfortunately become a memory. It’s nothing but a sign on the side of a hill.
10 Sure, I love the chicks. I love ’em all. But when you’re nuts about too many, how can a guy settle down to one?
11 I lost $2 at Santa Anita and I’ve spent $3 million trying to get it back.
12 I never knew anything about anyone being gay in Hollywood when I was working in the studios. Did you know that? They weren’t in closets, they were in safes.
13 I don’t get caught between lesbians and gays. If you can’t say something nice about someone, just shut your mouth.
14 [in 2007] I think the family pictures are what people really want to see – and musicals, of course.
15 If it’s immorally wrong, it’s not normal. Jesus Christ said, “The effeminate are an abomination to me”. Are you aware of that? I don’t watch the [Ellen DeGeneres] show. I wish her all kinds of luck. Except that I’m not a fan. But there are a lot of people who aren’t fans of Mickey Rooney and you can’t please everyone.
16 [on his feud with Ernest Borgnine] All the Oscars in the world can’t buy him dignity, class and talent. I don’t know why he is famous and why he is a star. Talk about a lucky jerk.
17 I’ve been through four publics. I’ve been coming back like a rubber ball for years.
18 All the muddy waters of my life cleared up when I gave myself to Christ.
19 There may be a little snow on the mountain, but there’s a lot of fire in the furnace.
20 I just want to be a professional. I couldn’t live without acting.
21 [Bill Clinton] was a Rhodes Scholar. Do you know who the scholars were? Marxists!
22 The guys with the power in Hollywood today, the guys with their names above the title, are thieves. They don’t make movies, they make deals. Their major function is to cut themselves in for ten per cent of the gross – off the top, of course – which is why they make movies that cost fifty million dollars.
23 I didn’t ask to be short. I didn’t want to be short. I’ve tried to pretend that being a short guy didn’t matter.
24 [on his lifelong friend and frequent co-star, Judy Garland] Judy turned to drugs because she was in pain and because drugs made her feel good. As one of the MGM kids, she’d been treated for most of her life to magical, instant solutions to everything… She could never accept herself, so she was always on the run.
25 [upon winning his lifetime achievement Oscar, 1983] Tonight, I could even kiss Louis B. Mayer!.
26 I was a 14-year-old boy for 30 years.
27 I don’t regret anything I’ve ever done. I only wish I could have done more.
28 Love wears off too quickly.
29 The audience and I are friends. They allowed me to grow up with them. I’ve let them down several times. They’ve let me down several times. But we’re all family.
30 You’ve got to recognize, there will never be another you. It has nothing to do with ego; it happens to be the truth. There will never be another person the same. There’ll never be another you. There’ll never be another me . . . And there’ll never be another show like this!
31 [on his marriages] When I say “I do”, the Justice of the Peace replies, “I know, I know”. I’m the only man in the world whose marriage license reads, “To Whom it May Concern”. But to have been married eight times is not normal. That’s only halfway intelligent.
32 People say, “How can you be married eight times?” But I played the hand dealt me the way I was supposed to. I was friendly with most of my ex-wives. My God, there’s a Mickey Rooney’s Former Wives Marching Band!
33 My partners weren’t what we call in horse racing parlance “routers”. They were sprinters; they went out of the gate, but then they stopped. They couldn’t go the distance.
34 [asked if he would marry all of his eight wives again] Absolutely. I loved every one of them.
35 [at 58 years old] I’m in pretty good shape for the shape I’m in.
# Fact
1 Interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
2 Mickey Rooney passed away on April 6, 2014, at age 93, nearly 1 year after the death of his longtime friend Esther Williams, who died in June 2013, at age 91. The most coincidental thing is they both started their contracts at MGM.
3 Did not have a successful series until he turned 70.
4 He was known to be a very, social butterfly.
5 His third son, Theodore Michael Rooney, died on July 2, 2016, at age 66, just 2 years after the death of his father.
6 Was the spokesperson for Garden State Life Insurance Company.
7 Mickey Rooney passed away on April 6, 2014, at age 93. Prior to his death, he starred in his last film Night at the Museum 3 (2014), which commemorated to his memory, as was Robin Williams.
8 Mickey Rooney passed away on April 6, 2014, just 4 mos. before Robin Williams had committed suicide. Together, they both starred in the movie: Night at the Museum (2006) and its spin-off flick: Night at the Museum 3 (2014).
9 Surrogate grandson of Richard Ian Cox.
10 Childhood friend of: Alan Hale Jr., Nanette Fabray and William Schallert.
11 Was a compulsive gambler on horse racing.
12 Rooney played George M. Cohan three times, twice in TV specials and touring in the stage musical. “George M!”.
13 His acting career spread for 89 years, with his first film being released in 1926 and his final one being set for distribution in 2015.
14 Had a son who attended Walter Reed Jr. High School in North Hollywood, Ca., in the 1960s.
15 On news of his passing, numerous television newscasters nationwide mixed up his name on-air with that of Andrew Rooney‘s (aka Andy Rooney), humorist and writer for CBS, who died two and a half years previous.
16 Like fellow actor Julie London, his parents were also Vaudeville performers.
17 In November of 2013 Mickey Rooney attended the memorial service for his longtime friend A.C. Lyles aka Mr. Paramount. Also in attendance was Mickey’s son Mark Rooney, Mark’s wife Charlene and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
18 Was a staunch conservative Republican for many years. In later life, though, he supported the man and not the party. He has been quoted as saying he was proud of President Obama and his policies.
19 Sold his modest Westlake home in May 2013.
20 http://www.tcmcruise.com/talent/view/id/615 Mickey Rooney continues to work and recently returned from the Turner Classics Cruise featuring Mickey and Debbie Reynolds. Mickey left his home in Westlake Village in June 2012 and has chosen to reside with his stepson/caregiver son Mark Rooney and Mark’s wife Charlene. The Westlake Village home was on the market since December 2012 and is currently in escrow. [January 2013]
21 Made personal appearances November 5 and 6 with wife Jan at American Visions Art Galleries — in Folsom and Granite Bay, California. [November 2010]
22 Release of his autobiography, “Life is too Short”. [1991]
23 Attended Michael Jackson‘s memorial service at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles with son, Mark Rooney, daughter-in-law, Charlene Rooney, and wife Jan, on Tuesday, July 7, 2009. [July 2009]
24 Mickey moved from his Westlake home in June of 2012 and chose to reside in the Hollywood Hills with his step-son Mark Rooney and Mark’s wife Charlene. He continues to work and recently returned from an appearance on the Turner Classics Cruise with Debbie Reynolds. [January 2013]
25 26 November 1999: Undergoes surgery in Sydney, Australia, for perforated colon.
26 Mickey has chosen to reside with his step-son Mark Rooney and Mark’s wife Charlene. Mickey, Mark and Charlene moved from Westlake to the Hollywood Hills in June of 2012, where they currently reside. [June 2012]
27 Appearing in the UK at the Bristol Hippodrome on stage as Baron Hardup in Cinderella – the pantomime since December 2008 up to January 11 2009. [January 2009]
28 Together with his wife he toured the UK, appearing in selected theatres performing songs and telling stories about his career. [September 2007]
29 Release of his book, “The Search for Sonny Skies: A Novel”. [1995]
30 Mickey’s stunt double was Jesse Wayne for 27 years beginning in 1959.
31 Permanently separated from his 8th wife, Jan Rooney, in June 2012.
32 Mickey chose to permanently reside with stepson Mark Rooney and Mark’s wife Charlene Rooney. They moved to the Hollywood Hills in June of 2012 when he permanently and legally separated from his 8th wife.
33 Was a pallbearer at Errol Flynn‘s funeral along with Raoul Walsh, Guinn ‘Big Boy’ Williams, Jack Oakie, Mike Romanoff, and Otto Reichow October 19, 1959 at the Church of the Recessional at Forest Lawn, Glendale, CA.
34 He reunited with friend and former co star Judy Garland, as her singing and dancing partner, on an episode of The Judy Garland Show (1963). On that show, he displayed his music versatility by performing a drum solo.
35 Alongside Norman Lloyd, William Daniels, Ernest Borgnine, Angela Lansbury, Dick Van Dyke, Betty White, Charlotte Rae, Marla Gibbs, Adam West, William Shatner, Larry Hagman, June Lockhart, Florence Henderson, Shirley Jones and Alan Alda, Rooney was one of the few actors in Hollywood who lived into their 80s and/or 90s without ever either retiring from acting or having stopped getting work.
36 Broke his leg while filming A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935) and was doubled in many scenes by George P. Breakston.
37 Donald Trump, Tony Bennett and Regis Philbin were amongst the people to attend his 90th birthday party.
38 Attended the funeral of Liza Minnelli‘s former stepfather, Sidney Luft, just days before he had his 85th birthday.
39 On his 85th birthday, he and wife Jan Rooney both appeared in the variety show “Let’s Put On A Show.”.
40 Overcame his drug addiction in the 1970s.
41 His mother, Nellie W. Carter, hailed from Kansas City, Missouri.
42 Was an animal rights activist.
43 Began performing at the age of 17-months, as part of his parents’ routine, wearing a specially tailored tuxedo.
44 In Guinness book of world records for longest movie career of 86 years (1925-2011).
45 Ranked first in front of Barbara Stanwyck, Bette Davis, Jane Wyman, Eddie Albert and Ernest Borgnine, in the number of movies; he appeared in over 100 films.
46 Best known by the public for his starring role as Henry Dailey on The New Adventures of the Black Stallion (1990).
47 May have been the only actor in history to appear in at least one film in ten consecutive decades.
48 Began his career as a contract player for MGM in 1934.
49 His future The New Adventures of the Black Stallion (1990) co-star, Richard Ian Cox, was a childhood movie hero of his.
50 Went to the same high school as Jason Robards, Ann Miller, Nanette Fabray, Lana Turner, Alan Hale Jr., Marge Champion, Alexis Smith and Joseph Wapner.
51 Graduated from Hollywood High School in Hollywood, California, in 1938.
52 Moved with his mother to Hollywood, California, in 1925, when he was five. This was one year after his parents’ separation.
53 He had a lot of hobbies in his longest life: listening to music, football, golfing, dancing, horse racing, painting, getting together with old friends and watching classic movies.
54 Friends with former child stars: Bill Mumy, Johnny Crawford, Butch Patrick, Susan Olsen, Angela Cartwright, Kathy Garver, Lauren Chapin, Ron Howard, Stanley Livingston, Melissa Gilbert, Patty Duke, Elinor Donahue, Jay North, Adam Rich, Tony Dow, Jerry Mathers, Larry Mathews, Richard Ian Cox, Jill Whelan and David Cassidy.
55 Friends with adult actors: Shirley Jones, Bea Arthur, Angela Lansbury, June Lockhart, Charlotte Rae, Marla Gibbs, Florence Henderson, Nanette Fabray, Alan Hale Jr., Carol Channing, Danny Thomas, Gavin MacLeod, James Arness, Barbara Billingsley, Adam West, Telly Savalas, Julie London, John Forsythe, Chuck Connors, Jane Wyman, Jonathan Harris, Buddy Ebsen, Ernest Borgnine, Brian Keith, Eddie Albert, Liza Minnelli, Gene Kelly, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Joey Bishop, Charles Nelson Reilly, Michael Landon, Bill Bixby, James Drury, Doug McClure, Angie Dickinson, James Garner, Jim Davis, Larry Hagman, Michele Lee, Regis Philbin, Al Pacino, Betty Grable, Judy Garland, Ava Gardner, James Stewart, Ronald Reagan, Norman Lloyd, Dick Van Dyke, Chuck Norris, Della Reese, William Schallert, Lana Turner, Gloria DeHaven, Linda Darnell, Tony Bennett, Martin Short, Mike Wallace, Bob Barker, Jean Arthur, Beverly Garland, Jack Lemmon, Tony Randall, Robert Conrad, Larry Manetti, Maureen O’Hara, Lauren Bacall, Esther Williams, Rhonda Fleming, Arlene Dahl, Julie Adams, Piper Laurie, Marsha Hunt, Anne Jeffreys, Tony Curtis , Norma Shearer, Katharine Hepburn, Barbra Streisand, Brooke Shields, Dick Shawn, Charles Chaplin, John McEnroe,Ben Hogan,Tom Watson, Jack Nicklaus, Woody Hayes , Chris Evert, Björn Borg, Faye Dunaway, Sean Penn, Kirk Douglas, Robin Williams, Burt Lancaster, Bette Davis, Cary Grant, Laurence Olivier, Burt Reynolds, James Mason, Anthony Quinn, Fred Astaire and Richard Nixon.
56 With the death of James Stewart on July 2, 1997, Mickey Rooney was the last surviving entertainer of the forty-six caricatured in Hollywood Steps Out (1941).
57 During World War II he served 22 months in the U.S. Army, five of them with the Third Army of Gen. George S. Patton. Rooney attained the rank of Sergeant, and won a Bronze Star, among other decorations.
58 Has four (4) Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame including a star for Motion Pictures at 1718 Vine Street, a star for Television at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard, a star for Radio at 6372 Hollywood Boulevard, and shared with wife Jan Rooney a star for Live Theater at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.
59 In 1938, he was severely reprimanded by MGM studio head Louis B. Mayer for having a torrid affair with Norma Shearer. The affair was causing quite a commotion on the set of her film Marie Antoinette (1938), where the two would hole up in her trailer. Mickey was 18 at the time. Shearer was 38 and her husband, MGM studio exec Irving Thalberg, had recently died. Mayer managed to keep the story from going public and it was not revealed until many years later, when Rooney gave the explicit details in his autobiography.
60 His father was a Scottish immigrant. His mother, who was from Missouri, had English ancestry.
61 Attended the state funeral of former President Ronald Reagan. (11 June 2004).
62 As of 2007, he was the only surviving screen actor to appear in silent films and still continue to act in movies into the 21st century. His film debut was in the movie Not to Be Trusted (1926), in 1926 when he was 4 years old.
63 Attended the 2006 Twilight Zone Convention at the Hilton Hasbrouck Heights, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, August 12-13, 2006.
64 He was most proud of his film The Black Stallion (1979).
65 Had nineteen grandchildren, including Shannon Rooney and Dominique Rooney by his son Tim, and several great-grandchildren among whom Kaitlyn Rooney and Hunter Rooney.
66 His first of eight marriages was to Ava Gardner but his marriage to Jan Rooney was longer than those of all his other seven wives combined.
67 Former roommate of Blake Edwards.
68 At age nineteen became the first teenager to be Oscar-nominated in a leading role for Babes in Arms (1939).
69 Father of Kelly Ann Rooney (born September 13, 1959), Kerry Yule Rooney (born December 30, 1960), Michael Rooney (VI) (born April 2, 1962) and Kimmy Sue Rooney (born September 13, 1963), from his marriage to Carolyn Mitchell.
70 Is portrayed by Moosie Drier in Rainbow (1978) and by Dwayne Adams in Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001)
71 Was number 7 on the World Poker Tour Invitational even though he had never played Texas Hold ‘Em poker before.
72 Underwent double heart bypass surgery in 2000.
73 With movie appearances stretching from 1926 to 2015, totaling 89 years, his is jointly the longest career in cinema history, surpassing Lillian Gish, whose career spanned the years from 1912 to 1987, or 75 years. Carla Laemmle, whose career began in 1925, and has completed roles for 2014, the year of her death. Rooney’s 339 film credits span ten consecutive decades: 1920s-2010s. Laemmle’s 17 film credits include a break from 1939 to 2010 (except for a video short in 2001).
74 His third child, Teddy Rooney, was born weighing 7 lb. 3 oz. in April 1950, to Martha Vickers.
75 Was nominated for Broadway’s 1980 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for “Sugar Babies.”
76 According to one story, Mickey Mouse was named for Rooney. Walt Disney saw a young Rooney while he was working on the first drawings of what was to become Mickey Mouse. He asked the child actor what he thought of the drawings and also asked what his name was. This later proved to be false.
77 Stepfather of Christopher Aber and Mark Rooney.
78 Originally came to Hollywood to audition for “Our Gang” (aka The Little Rascals (1955)), unfortunately Mickey’s mother declined over a dispute over salary.
79 In his autobiography, he made a passing reference to a brothel called “The T&M Studio,” where the ladies were look-alikes for Hollywood starlets. There were rumors of such a brothel, but before Rooney’s book no one would ever admit to ever having been there, or even verify its existence. He wrote that Groucho Marx had taken him there (only once), and Groucho appeared to be on a first-name basis with many of the ladies.
80 Was co-owner for many years of the Mickey Rooney Tabas Hotel in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.
81 Liza Minnelli wanted Rooney to do the eulogy at the funeral for her mother, Judy Garland in June of 1969, but decided against it because she felt that Rooney might not be able to get through it, given his and Garland’s long and close friendship.
82 Father of Jonelle Rooney (born January 11, 1970) from his marriage to Carolyn Hockett. He also adopted Carolyn’s son from a previous marriage, Jimmy Rooney (born 1966).
83 Father of Tim Rooney and Mickey Rooney Jr., from his marriage to Betty Jane Rase (B.J. Baker).
84 Was considered for the role of Archie Bunker on All in the Family (1971).
85 Loved golf and the ponies.
86 Son of Scottish-born vaudevillian/actor Joe Yule and Missouri-born Nell Carter. They divorced in 1923, when Mickey was 3 years old.
87 Mickey’s son Teddy Rooney appeared with him in Andy Hardy Comes Home (1958), portraying – who else? – Andy Hardy Jr.

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