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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.

BlogHub Articles:

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

Elizabeth Taylor, , and what the tabloids are getting wrong. October 13, 2015October 12, 2015 / The Cinema Dilettante Tabloid newspapers across the globe have been having a field day with a supposed incident that is written about in the upcoming book, The Life And Tim... Read full article


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

By Summer Reeves on Aug 6, 2015 From Serendipitous Anachronisms

Unusual Suspects Week 1: in Quicksand (1950) & Baby Face Nelson (1957) 06 Thursday Aug 2015 Posted by Summer Reeves in 1950s, Crime, Drama, Romance ≈ 2 Comments Tags1950s, blogging101, Classic Cinema, Creepy True Story, Cr... Read full article


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

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Mickey Rooney Quotes:

Lt. Harry Brubaker: Did you ever hear Admiral Tarrant go on about the war? About the chosen few who have to lay it on the line?
Mike Forney: Naw, Me and Nester don't do too much fraternizing with Admirals.


Ginger Gray: Were you always out of your mind?
Danny Churchill, Jr.: No, no just lately.


[Nestor has just been killed by North Korean troops]
Mike Forney: Poor Nestor. They were going to give him a medal, too.


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Father of Tim Rooney and Mickey Rooney Jr., from his marriage to Betty Jane Rase (B.J. Baker).

With movie appearances stretching from 1926 to 2007, totaling 81 years, his is the longest career in cinema history, surpassing that of Lillian Gish.

In his autobiography, he made a passing reference to a brothel called "The T&M Studio," where the ladies were look-alikes for Hollywood starlets. There were rumors of such a brothel, but before Rooney's book no one would ever admit to ever having been there, or even verify its existence. He wrote that Groucho Marx had taken him there (only once), and Groucho appeared to be on a first-name basis with many of the ladies.

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