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About Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr.) born September 23, 1920.
American film actor and entertainer whose film, television, and stage appearances span nearly his entire lifetime. He has won multiple awards, including an Honorary Academy Award, a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award. Working as a performer since he was a small child, he was a superstar as a teenager for the films in which he played Andy Hardy, and he has had one of the longest careers of any actor, to date spanning almost 90 years actively making films in ten decades, from the 1920's to 2010's. He is the last surviving male star from 1930s Hollywood. For a younger generation of fans, he gained international fame for his leading role as Henry Dailey in The Family Channel's The Adventures of the Black Stallion, as well as the film itself.
In 1944, Rooney was drafted into the United States Army. He served more than 21 months, until shortly after the end of World War II. During and after the war he helped entertain the troops in America and Europe, and spent part of the time as a radio personality on the American Forces Network and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for entertaining troops in combat zones. In addition to the Bronze Star Medal, Rooney also received the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and World War II Victory Medal, for his military service.
Mickey Rooney has been married eight times:
- Ava Gardner
- Betty Jane Rase
- Martha Vickers
- Elaine Devry
- Barbara Ann Thomason (akas: Tara Thomas, Carolyn Mitchell)
- Marge Lane
- Carolyn Hockett
- Jan Chamberlin
Mickey Rooney and Betty Jane Rase had two children:
- Mickey Rooney, Jr.
- Tim Rooney
Mickey Rooney and Martha Vickers had one child:
- Theodore Michael Rooney
Mickey Rooney and Barbara Ann Thomason had four children:
- Kelly Ann Rooney
- Kerry Rooney
- Michael Joseph Rooney
- Kimmy Sue Rooney
Mickey Rooney and Carolyn Hockett had two children:
- Jimmy Rooney (adopted from Carolyn's previous marriage)
- Jonelle Rooney