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Mickey Rooney


Born: 23 September 1920
Died: 6 April 2014
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Best known as:

Star of the Andy Hardy movies

Name at birth: Joe Yule, Jr.


Mickey Rooney was a child star at the MGM movie studios, where he had the title role in the long-running Andy Hardy movie series. He was frequently matched with another young MGM star, Judy Garland, and the two are often recalled as a team. As an adult he remained a popular figure in movies and the theater; his best-known films include Babes in Arms (with Garland, 1939), National Velvet (with Liz Taylor, 1947), The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954), and the TV movie Bill (1981). In 1983 Rooney received an Academy Award for lifetime achievement. Rooney was also especially known for his relatively short stature -- 5'3" -- and for marrying eight times.

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