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Mickey Rooney Overview:

Legendary actor, Mickey Rooney, was born Ninian Joseph Yule Jr. on Sep 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, NY. Rooney died at the age of 93 on Apr 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Rooney was nominated for four Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award. However he won two Honorary Oscar Awards in 1938 and 1982 , in recognition of his 60 years of versatility in a variety of memorable film performances.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1939Best ActorBabes in Arms (1939)Mickey MoranNominated
1943Best ActorThe Human Comedy (1943)Homer MacauleyNominated
1956Best Supporting ActorThe Bold and the Brave (1956)DooleyNominated
1979Best Supporting ActorThe Black Stallion (1979)Henry DaileyNominated

Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)

YearAwardDescription
1938Special Award(with Deanna Durbin) for their significant contribution in bringing to the screen the spirit and personification of youth, and as juvenile players setting a high standard of ability and achievement.
1982Honorary Award, in recognition of his 60 years of versatility in a variety of memorable film performances

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He was honored with three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures, Radio and Television. Mickey Rooney's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #47 on Oct 18, 1938.

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The Life and Times of

on Apr 4, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

was one of the hardest working men in Hollywood; he made 400 movies in a career spanning 89 years! Hollywood’s most popular star during ?the 1940s Rooney was a man people described as effortlessly charming and “grosser than he was cute.” A life of bad investments, mul... Read full article


The Life and Times of

on Apr 4, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

was one of the hardest working men in Hollywood; he made 400 movies in a career spanning 89 years! Hollywood’s most popular star during ?the 1940s Rooney was a man people described as effortlessly charming and “grosser than he was cute.” A life of bad investments, mul... Read full article


Elizabeth Taylor, , and what the tabloids are getting wrong.

By Kayla on Oct 13, 2015 From The Cinema Dilettante

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Unusual Suspects Week 1: in Quicksand (1950) & Baby Face Nelson (1957)

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Classic Film Art from the Cafe's Collection: Fay Bainter and in "The Human Comedy"

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Mickey Rooney Quotes:

Betsy Booth: Now don't you feel glad just to be alive?
Andrew 'Andy' Hardy: I've never before really appreciated the advantage of being dead.


Daniel 'Dan' Brady: I feel like I'm bein' shoved into a corner, and if I don't get out soon, it'll be too late. Maybe it's too late already!


Benjy Benjamin: Wall? Walnut tree?
Ding Bell: No.
Benjy Benjamin: Walnuts?
Ding Bell: No.
Benjy Benjamin: In bags?
Ding Bell: NO!


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Father of Kelly Ann Rooney, Kerry Yule Rooney, Michael Joseph Kyle Rooney and Kimmy Sue Rooney, from his marriage to Carolyn Mitchell.

Graduated from Hollywood High School in Hollywood, California, in 1938.

In 1938, he was severely reprimanded by MGM studio head Louis B. Mayer for having a torrid affair with Norma Shearer. The affair was causing quite a commotion on the set of her film Marie Antoinette (1938), where the two would hole up in her trailer. Mickey was 18 at the time. Shearer was 38 and her husband, MGM studio exec Irving Thalberg, had recently died. Mayer managed to keep the story from going public and it was not revealed until many years later, when Rooney gave the explicit details in his autobiography.

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