Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule Jr.; September 23, 1920 – April 6, 2014) was an American actor, vaudevillian, comedian, producer, and radio personality. In a career spanning nine decades and continuing until shortly before his death, he appeared in more than 300 films and was among the last surviving stars of the silent film era. At the height of a career that was marked by declines and comebacks, Rooney performed the role of Andy Hardy in a series of 16 films in the 1930s and 1940s that epitomized American family values. A versatile performer, he became a celebrated character actor later in his career. Laurence Olivier once said he considered Rooney "the best there has ever been". Clarence Brown, who directed him in two of his earliest dramatic roles, National Velvet and The Human Comedy, said he was "the closest thing to a genius I ever worked with". Rooney first performed in vaudeville as a child and made his film debut at the age of six. At 14, he played Puck in the play and later the 1935 film adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Critic David Thomson hailed his performance as "one of the cinema's most arresting pieces of magic". In 1938, he co-starred in Boys Town. At 19, he was the first teenager to be nominated for an Oscar for his leading role in Babes in Arms, and he was awarded a special Academy Juvenile Award in 1939. At the peak of his career between the ages of 15 and 25, he made 43 films, which made him one of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's most consistently successful actors and a favorite of MGM studio head Louis B. Mayer. Rooney was the top box-office attraction from 1939 to 1941 and one of the best-paid actors of that era, but his career would never again rise to such heights. Drafted into the Army during World War II, he served nearly two years entertaining over two million troops on stage and radio and was awarded a Bronze Star for performing in combat zones. Returning from the war in 1945, he was too old for juvenile roles but too short to be an adult movie star, and was unable to get as many starring roles. Nevertheless, Rooney's popularity was renewed with well-received supporting roles in films such as Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), and The Black Stallion (1979). In the early 1980s, he returned to Broadway in Sugar Babies and again became a celebrated star. Rooney made hundreds of appearances on TV, including dramas, variety programs, and talk shows, and won an Emmy in 1982 plus a Golden Globe for his role in Bill (1981).
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
    Birthday
    9/23/1920
The Fox and the Hound
The Fox and the Hound
7.1
The Care Bears Movie
The Care Bears Movie
5.8
My Outlaw Brother
My Outlaw Brother
5.5
Quicksand
Quicksand
6.1
Babes in Arms
Babes in Arms
6.5
Drive a Crooked Road
Drive a Crooked Road
6.3
Girl Crazy
Girl Crazy
5.9
Baby Face Nelson
Baby Face Nelson
5.7
Bill
Bill
6.6
Bill: On His Own
Bill: On His Own
6.7
Summer Holiday
Summer Holiday
4.9
Babes on Broadway
Babes on Broadway
6.4
Strike Up the Band
Strike Up the Band
6.2
National Velvet
National Velvet
7.3
The Human Comedy
The Human Comedy
6.3
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
6.2
The Manipulator
The Manipulator
3.8
The Last Mile
The Last Mile
6.3
A Christmas Too Many
A Christmas Too Many
1.5
Young Tom Edison
Young Tom Edison
5.6
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
6.5
The Strip
The Strip
5.7
The Fireball
The Fireball
5.7
The Big Wheel
The Big Wheel
5.9
Killer McCoy
Killer McCoy
6
The Magic of Lassie
The Magic of Lassie
5.4
Francis in the Haunted House
Francis in the Haunted House
5.1
All Ashore
All Ashore
6
Sound Off
Sound Off
0
Out West with the Hardys
Out West with the Hardys
6.2
Judge Hardy and Son
Judge Hardy and Son
5.3
The Atomic Kid
The Atomic Kid
4.3
Andy Hardy Comes Home
Andy Hardy Comes Home
4.5
Revenge of the Red Baron
Revenge of the Red Baron
2.4
Everything's Ducky
Everything's Ducky
7.5
Platinum High School
Platinum High School
6
He's a Cockeyed Wonder
He's a Cockeyed Wonder
3.3
The Twinkle In God's Eye
The Twinkle In God's Eye
7
Mickey's Race
6
A Slight Case of Larceny
A Slight Case of Larceny
4
Mickey's Luck
0
Mickey's Ape Man
0
Down the Stretch
Down the Stretch
5.5
Home for Christmas
Home for Christmas
7.2
Mickey's Pals
2
Mickey's Big Game Hunt
0
Mickey's Great Idea
0
Mickey's Northwest Mounted
0
Mickey's Surprise
0
Mickey's Mix-Up
0
Mickey's Big Moment
0
Mickey's Champs
0
Mickey's Explorers
0
Mickey's Warriors
0
Mickey's Stampede
0
Mickey's Rebellion
0
Mickey's Wildcats
0
Mickey's Thrill Hunters
5
Mickey's Touchdown
Mickey's Touchdown
0
Mickey's Tent Show
0
Mickey's Covered Wagon
0
Mickey's Minstrels
0
Mickey's Rescue
Mickey's Rescue
0
Mickey's Medicine Man
Mickey's Medicine Man
0
Mickey the Great
0
The Private Lives of Adam and Eve
The Private Lives of Adam and Eve
5
The Big Operator
The Big Operator
5.8
Hoosier Schoolboy
Hoosier Schoolboy
6
Leave 'Em Laughing
Leave 'Em Laughing
8
Lightning, the White Stallion
Lightning, the White Stallion
3.5
Making Waves
Making Waves
4.3
Thunder County
Thunder County
3
Love Laughs at Andy Hardy
Love Laughs at Andy Hardy
5.3
The Fisherman
0
The Hare Mail
0
Radio Rhythm
6.5
A Yank at Eton
A Yank at Eton
6.2
Hot Feet
5
Mickey's Brown Derby
0
Little Spies
Little Spies
6.4
Andy Hardy's Dilemma: A Lesson in Mathematics... and Other Things
0
Mickey's Eleven
Mickey's Eleven
0
Mickey's Circus
Mickey's Circus
6
Mickey in School
0
Mickey's Movies
0
Mickey the Detective
0
Mickey's Little Eva
0
Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy
Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy
5.1
The Emperor of Peru
The Emperor of Peru
3.5
Mickey's Battle
0
The Milky Life
3
Pinocchio
Pinocchio
0
Adventures of the Black Stallion
Adventures of the Black Stallion
10
The Godmothers
The Godmothers
0
Mickey's Wild West
Mickey's Wild West
0
A Miser Brothers' Christmas
A Miser Brothers' Christmas
6.1
Screen Snapshots: Mickey Rooney, Then and Now
0
March of Dimes
March of Dimes
10
The Comedian
The Comedian
9
Mickey's Whirlwinds
0
Hollywood Blue
Hollywood Blue
0
Mr. Broadway
Mr. Broadway
0
Mickey's Rivals
0
Mickey's Midnite Follies
0
Mickey's Menagerie
0
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
6.8
Erik the Viking
Erik the Viking
5.8
Evil Roy Slade
Evil Roy Slade
6.5
The Year Without a Santa Claus
The Year Without a Santa Claus
7.2
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
7.1
Pulp
Pulp
5.5
The Happy Elf
The Happy Elf
4.7
Boys Town
Boys Town
6.7
Andy Hardy's Double Life
Andy Hardy's Double Life
4.6
Words and Music
Words and Music
5.8
Andy Hardy's Private Secretary
Andy Hardy's Private Secretary
5.3
Life Begins for Andy Hardy
Life Begins for Andy Hardy
5.7
Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
5.1
Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever
Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever
5.9
Love Finds Andy Hardy
Love Finds Andy Hardy
6.3
The Black Stallion
The Black Stallion
7
Empire State Building Murders
0
Hollywood Handicap
Hollywood Handicap
4.6
The Courtship of Andy Hardy
The Courtship of Andy Hardy
5.6
Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble
Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble
5.7
Lord Jeff
Lord Jeff
7.1
Men of Boys Town
Men of Boys Town
6.3
A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed
A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed
3.3
Judge Hardy's Children
Judge Hardy's Children
6.1
Off Limits
Off Limits
6
The Hardys Ride High
The Hardys Ride High
6
The Bold and the Brave
The Bold and the Brave
5.6
Stablemates
Stablemates
4.5
80 Steps to Jonah
80 Steps to Jonah
4.6
Twenty-Four Hours to Kill
Twenty-Four Hours to Kill
5.3
My Pal, the King
My Pal, the King
0
Lost Stallions: The Journey Home
Lost Stallions: The Journey Home
8
Ambush Bay
Ambush Bay
5
Find the Lady
Find the Lady
4.1
Vienna
Vienna
6
Outlaws: The Legend of O.B. Taggart
Outlaws: The Legend of O.B. Taggart
5
Magnificent Roughnecks
Magnificent Roughnecks
0
The Intruder
The Intruder
5.5
To Kill a Mockumentary
To Kill a Mockumentary
4
Donovan's Kid
Donovan's Kid
6
Rachel's Man
Rachel's Man
0
Private Screenings: Mickey Rooney
0
Babe: Pig in the City
Babe: Pig in the City
5.6
The Thirsting
The Thirsting
3.8
Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July
Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July
6.7
The Secret Invasion
The Secret Invasion
5.7
Requiem for a Heavyweight
Requiem for a Heavyweight
7.1
The Comic
The Comic
6.3
Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
5.7
You're Only Young Once
You're Only Young Once
5.2
The First of May
The First of May
7.2
The Healer
The Healer
5.7
The Devil in Love
The Devil in Love
5.4
Hold That Kiss
Hold That Kiss
6.5
Sin's Pay Day
Sin's Pay Day
5
The Devil Is a Sissy
The Devil Is a Sissy
6.7
Loews Christmas Greeting (The Hardy Family)
5.3
Maximum Force
Maximum Force
5.2
From Raquel with Love
From Raquel with Love
0
Love Birds
Love Birds
6
Orchids and Ermine
Orchids and Ermine
4.5
Errol Flynn: Portrait of a Swashbuckler
0
Marilyn and I
Marilyn and I
0
Creole
0
The Voice of Hollywood No. 8
0
The Hunter
The Hunter
6
Killing Midnight
Killing Midnight
0
Night at the Museum
Night at the Museum
6.6
Pete's Dragon
Pete's Dragon
6.3
The Domino Principle
The Domino Principle
5.8
The Bridges at Toko-Ri
The Bridges at Toko-Ri
5.8
The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams
The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams
5.3
The Extraordinary Seaman
The Extraordinary Seaman
2.6
A Family Affair
A Family Affair
6
The Big Chance
The Big Chance
4.5
Sinbad: The Battle of the Dark Knights
Sinbad: The Battle of the Dark Knights
3
Slave Ship
Slave Ship
5.3
Animals with the Tollkeeper
Animals with the Tollkeeper
7.3
Love Is a Headache
Love Is a Headache
5.7
The Chief
The Chief
0
Blind Date
Blind Date
0
Brothers' Destiny
Brothers' Destiny
6
Bluegrass
Bluegrass
6
That's Entertainment, Part II
That's Entertainment, Part II
6.8
Illusion Infinity
Illusion Infinity
0
Operation Mad Ball
Operation Mad Ball
6.3
The Legend of Wolf Mountain
The Legend of Wolf Mountain
5.4
The Voices from Beyond
0
Night Club
Night Club
0
Fast Companions
Fast Companions
6
The County Chairman
The County Chairman
5
Senior Trip
Senior Trip
4.2
Journey Back to Oz
Journey Back to Oz
5.2
From Hong Kong with Love
From Hong Kong with Love
4.8
Mr. Yunioshi:  An Asian Perspective
Mr. Yunioshi: An Asian Perspective
0
Trifles of Importance
Trifles of Importance
6
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
7
Little Lord Fauntleroy
Little Lord Fauntleroy
7
Phantom of the Megaplex
Phantom of the Megaplex
6.1
Hide-Out
Hide-Out
7.1
Captains Courageous
Captains Courageous
7.4
Broadway to Hollywood
Broadway to Hollywood
4.5
Riffraff
Riffraff
5.3
The Return of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer
The Return of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer
6.2
Officer Thirteen
Officer Thirteen
6.3
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
4.2
Half a Sinner
Half a Sinner
0
My Kidnapper, My Love
My Kidnapper, My Love
6
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure
6.4
Michael Kael vs. the World News Company
Michael Kael vs. the World News Company
3.4
Ah, Wilderness!
Ah, Wilderness!
6.3
The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County
The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County
6.3
Live, Love and Learn
Live, Love and Learn
6.8
The World Changes
The World Changes
5.6
Hedy Lamarr: Secrets of a Hollywood Star
Hedy Lamarr: Secrets of a Hollywood Star
0
Boys Will Be Boys
Boys Will Be Boys
5
Richard
Richard
6
The Big Cage
The Big Cage
6
Liberation
Liberation
8
Fol-de-Rol
Fol-de-Rol
0
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
6.3
Reckless
Reckless
5.6
That's Entertainment!
That's Entertainment!
7.3
The Outrageous Sophie Tucker
The Outrageous Sophie Tucker
6
Rodeo Dough
Rodeo Dough
5.3
That's Entertainment! III
That's Entertainment! III
6.9
Who Killed Julie Greer?
Who Killed Julie Greer?
0
Driving Me Crazy
Driving Me Crazy
0
The Magic Voyage
The Magic Voyage
4.9
Personalities
0
High Speed
High Speed
2
Skidoo
Skidoo
5.1
Thousands Cheer
Thousands Cheer
6.4
Sweet Justice
Sweet Justice
4.9
Death on the Diamond
Death on the Diamond
7
Ace of Hearts
Ace of Hearts
0
It's Showtime
It's Showtime
7
I Like it That Way
I Like it That Way
7
Silent Hollywood: Cult, Stars, Scandals
0
Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker
Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker
4.9
Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon
Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon
7.7
Marilyn Monroe: Death of an Icon
Marilyn Monroe: Death of an Icon
0
Manhattan Melodrama
Manhattan Melodrama
7
Another Romance of Celluloid
Another Romance of Celluloid
5
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 8
4
The Dawn of Sound: How Movies Learned to Talk
7
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's
7.7
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
6.2
Marilyn Monroe: I Want to Be Loved
Marilyn Monroe: I Want to Be Loved
0
King of the Roaring 20's – The Story of Arnold Rothstein
King of the Roaring 20's – The Story of Arnold Rothstein
6
Cinema Circus
0
The Polio Crusade
The Polio Crusade
0
Hollywood Legenden
2
The Beast of the City
The Beast of the City
6.1
Beloved
Beloved
0
Yellowface: Asian Whitewashing and Racism in Hollywood
Yellowface: Asian Whitewashing and Racism in Hollywood
6.3
A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream
6.7
The Our Gang Story
The Our Gang Story
0
The Life of Jimmy Dolan
The Life of Jimmy Dolan
5.8
Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World'
Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World'
0
The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn
The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn
8
Sid & Judy
Sid & Judy
7.6
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History
7
Pirate Party on Catalina Isle
Pirate Party on Catalina Isle
5.6
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: 50 Years of Magic
8.3
From the Ends of the Earth
0
Mickey's 50
0
There Must Be a Pony
There Must Be a Pony
6.3
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies
8.5
Mooch Goes to Hollywood
Mooch Goes to Hollywood
5.7
Hollywood’s Children
Hollywood’s Children
0
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards
6.5
Rendezvous
Rendezvous
5.3
Hollywood's Funniest All-Star Bloopers
Hollywood's Funniest All-Star Bloopers
0
Broadway's Lost Treasures
Broadway's Lost Treasures
5.6
Hollywood: Style Center of the World
Hollywood: Style Center of the World
5.5
Chained
Chained
7
Hollywood, la vie rêvée de Lana Turner
Hollywood, la vie rêvée de Lana Turner
9.5
A Dream Comes True
A Dream Comes True
5.5
Judy Garland: By Myself
Judy Garland: By Myself
7.5
A New Romance of Celluloid: The Miracle of Sound
A New Romance of Celluloid: The Miracle of Sound
6.7
Arabian Adventure
Arabian Adventure
5.9
The Lion Roars Again
0
Oops, Those Hollywood Bloopers!
Oops, Those Hollywood Bloopers!
6
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year
7.5
The Muppets
The Muppets
6.7
Showbiz Goes to War
Showbiz Goes to War
0
Show-Business at War
Show-Business at War
7
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini
5.7
Hollywood: The Dream Factory
Hollywood: The Dream Factory
6
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
5.7
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
6.5
Night of 100 Stars
Night of 100 Stars
6
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