Profile of the Day: Mickey Rooney
Today we remember legendary entertainer Mickey Rooney, who passed away yesterday at the age of 93. Rooney was born Joseph Yule, Jr. in Brooklyn, New York on September 23, 1920. A performer since he was a toddler, Rooney made his first stage appearance in his parents’ vaudeville act. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for entertaining the troops in combat zones. Although his career would span nine decades, he never again reached the height of his success before the war. Until his death, Rooney was one of the last surviving stars who worked in the silent film era.
RIP Mickey Rooney.