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Mickey Rooney Bio, Age, Children, Net worth, Movies, TV Shows, Death

Joseph Yule Jr, popularly known as Mickey Rooney was an American actor, vaudevillian, comedian, producer, and radio personality. In a career spanning nine decades and continuing until shortly before his death, Mickey appeared in more than 300 films and was one of the last surviving stars of the silent film era. At one time at least, he is considered to be the “biggest star in the world”

Mickey Rooney Biography

Joseph Yule Jr, popularly known as Mickey Rooney was an American actor, vaudevillian, comedian, producer, and radio personality.

In a career spanning nine decades and continuing until shortly before his death, Mickey appeared in more than 300 films and was one of the last surviving stars of the silent film era. At one time at least, he is considered to be the “biggest star in the world”

Mickey Rooney Age/Nationality

He was born on 23 September 1920 and died on 6 April 2014 when he was 93 years old. Being born in Brooklyn, New York, he is of American nationality.

Mickey Rooney Spouse(s)

Mickey married eight times, six of the marriages ending in divorce. He married his first wife, actress Ava Gardner 1942, who at that time was still an obscure teenage starlet. The following year they divorced, partly because he had apparently been unfaithful.

Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney

Rooney met and married Betty Jane Phillips while stationed in the military in 1944 in Alabama. Betty Jane later became a singer under the name B.J. Baker. The two then had two sons together. This marriage ended in divorce after he returned from Europe at the end of World War II.

In 1949, his married actress Martha Vickers produced one son but ended in divorce in 1951. He married again actress Elaine Mahnken in 1952 and in 1958, they divorced. Rooney married Barbara Ann Thomason in 1958, but she was murdered by her secret lover in 1966.

Afterward, he married Marge Lane, Barbara’s best friend. That marriage lasted 100 days. From 1969 to 1975, he was married to Carolyn Hockett.

Mickey married his eighth and final wife, Jan Chamberlin in 1978. Their marriage lasted until his death, a total of 34 years longer than his seven previous unions combined, though they separated in 2012.

Mickey Rooney Family

Rooney was the only child of Nellie W. Carter, from Kansas City, Missouri, and Joe Yule, a native of Glasgow, Scotland.

His mom was a former chorus girl and a burlesque performer. When Rooney was born, his parents were appearing in a Brooklyn production of A Gaiety Girl. Rooney later recounted in his memoirs that he began performing at the age of 17 months as part of his parents routine, wearing a specially tailored tuxedo.

Mickey Rooney Education

He enrolled in the Hollywood Professional School and later attended Hollywood High School, graduating in 1938.

Mickey Rooney Children

Mickey Rooney had nine children in his lifetime, five boys and four girls. They include Teddy Rooney, Mickey Rooney, Jr., Tim Rooney, Michael Rooney, Jimmy Rooney, Kelly Ann Rooney, Kerry Rooney, Jonelle Rooney, and Kimmy Sue Rooney.

Mickey Rooney Movies

♦ Girl Crazy 1943
♦ Night at the Museum
♦ Breakfast at Tiffany’s
♦ The Black Stallion

♦ Boys Town 1938
♦ Love Finds Andy Hardy
♦ National Velvet
♦ Babes in Arms

♦ A Midsummer Night’s Dream 1935
♦ The Fox and the Hound
♦ Bill 1981

♦ The Human Comedy
♦ Pete’s Dragon 1977
♦ A Family Affair 1937

♦ It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
♦ Judge Hardy and Son
♦ The Bold and the Brave

♦ Strike Up the Band 1940
♦ Babes on Broadway
♦ Captains Courageous 1937

♦ Love Laughs at Andy Hardy
♦ Baby Face Nelson 1957
♦ Requiem for a Heavyweight

♦ Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
♦ The Bridges at Toko-Ri
♦ Andy Hardy Comes Home

♦ Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry
♦ Little Lord Fauntleroy 1936
♦ The Big Wheel

♦ Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
♦ Babe: Pig in the City
♦ Quicksand 1950

♦ Hoosier Schoolboy
♦ Off Limits 1953
♦ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1939

♦ Life Begins for Andy Hardy
♦ How to Stuff a Wild Bikini
♦ Young Tom Edison

♦ Words and Music 1948
♦ The Comedian 1957
♦ The Private Lives of Adam and Eve

♦ Men of Boys Town
♦ Ah, Wilderness
♦ Killer McCoy

♦ Ambush Bay
♦ The Devil Is a Sissy
♦ My Outlaw Brother

♦ Summer Holiday 1948
♦ Drive a Crooked Road
♦ The Secret Invasion
♦ The Extraordinary Seaman

Mickey Rooney Net worth

His estimated net worth as of 2019 is currently under review and will be updated as soon as possible. Detailed information about his property, cars, and houses are also not available now and we will update you soon.

Mickey Rooney TV Shows

♦ The Mickey Rooney Show
♦ The Adventures of the Black Stallion
♦ One of the Boys (TV series)

♦ Phantom of the Megaplex
♦ A Miser Brothers’ Christmas
♦ Mickey (TV series)

♦ Kleo the Misfit Unicorn
♦ Fol-de-Rol
♦ MGM: When the Lion Roars

♦ Above the Line Television show
♦ Senior Trip 1981
♦ Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to ‘It’s a Mad Mad Mad

♦ The Care Bears (TV series)
♦ Bluegrass Television show

Mickey Rooney Death

On 6 April 2014, Rooney died of natural causes, including complications from diabetes, in Los Angeles. On 18 April, a group of family members and friends, including Mickey Rourke, held a memorial service.

A private funeral, organized by another set of family members, was held at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where he was ultimately interred, on 19th April. His eight surviving children said in a statement that they were barred from seeing Rooney during his final years.

He was married to Jan Chamberlin Rooney at the time of his death, although they had separated in June 2012.

Mickey Rooney Trivia

Rooney had been addicted to sleeping pills and in 2000, he overcame the sleeping pill addiction when he was in his late 70s. He had nine children and two stepchildren, as well as 19 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

In 1924, his parents separated when he was four years old. The following year, his mother moved from Greenpoint, Brooklyn to Hollywood.

In 1926, Mickey made his first film appearance at age six in the short Not to be Trusted.

Rooney got bit parts in films such as The Beast of the City in 1932 and The Life of Jimmy Dolan in 1933, which allowed him to work alongside stars such as Joel McCrea, Colleen Moore, Clark Gable, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., John Wayne, and Jean Harlow.