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Mickey Rooney (I) (1920–2014)

Mickey Rooney was born Joe Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. He first took the stage as a toddler in his parents vaudeville act at 17 months old. He made his first film appearance in 1926. The following year, he played the lead character in the first Mickey McGuire short film. It was in this popular film series that he took the... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Stage: Appeared (as "Mickey"; Broadway debut) in "Sugar Babies" on Broadway. Musical revue/burlesque. Conceived by Ralph G. Allen and Harry Rigby. Sketches based on traditional material written by Ralph G. Allen. Music by Jimmy McHugh. Lyrics by Dorothy Fields and Al Dubin. Additional music by Arthur Malvin, Jay Livingston ("The Sugar... See more »

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Mickey McBan | Mickey McGuire | Mickey Yule


5' 2" (1.57 m)

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I didn't ask to be short. I didn't want to be short. I've tried to pretend that being a short guy didn't matter. See more »


Son of Scottish-born vaudevillian/actor Joe Yule and Missouri-born Nell Carter. They divorced in 1923, when Mickey was 3 years old. See more »


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