Starred in the musical "W.C." as W.C. Fields with Bernadette Peters at the Westbury Music Fair on Long Island
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Mickey McBan | Mickey McGuire | Mickey Yule
5' 2" (1.57 m)
Did You Know?
People say, "How can you be married eight times?" But I played the hand dealt me the way I was supposed to. I was friendly with most of my ex-wives. My God, there's a Mickey Rooney's Former Wives Marching Band!
According to one story, Mickey Mouse was named for Rooney. Walt Disney
saw a young Rooney while he was working on the first drawings of what was to become Mickey Mouse. He asked the child actor what he thought of the drawings and also asked what his name was. This later proved to be false.
Best known in his youth for playing Andy Hardy with Judy Garland
as the female lead in cheerfully naive musicals that usually ended with the characters putting on an impromptu musical show. In his senior years, he often played a cheerful old mentor with a youthful spirit.