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Pat Rooney Jr. (1909–1979)

Pat Rooney, Jr. was the son of Broadway's dance legend Pat Rooney. The elder Rooney's signature act was a tap routine set to the song hit "The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady". Rooney trained his son Percy (nicknamed Pat Jr., although he was really Pat III), and father and son danced in vaudeville and films. In 1935, Rooney and son toured in vaudeville ... See full bio »


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Bashful Buddies
Rah! Rah! Rhythm
Up in Lights
Up in Lights Actor


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 1938 Up in Lights (Short)
 1938 Love and Onions (Short)
 1937 Dates and Nuts (Short)
 1937 Meet the Bride (Short)
 1937 Sweeties (Short)
 1937 That's the Spirit (Short)
Pat Jones
 1937 Freshies (Short)
 1937 Hold It! (Short)
 1936 Just the Type (Short)
 1936 Rah! Rah! Rhythm (Short)
 1936 Bashful Buddies (Short)
 1933 Use Your Imagination (Short)
Pat (as Pat Rooney)
 1929 The Three Diamonds (Short)
 1929 Marking Time (Short)
 1929 Love Birds (Short)
 1929 The Royal Pair (Short) (as Pat Rooney III)
 1929 The Love Tree (Short)
Pat Rooney
 1929 Sweethearts (Short)
 1915 The Busy Bell Boy (Short)
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Other Works:

Pat Rooney III, discusses his father and grandfather with Kate Smith on her talk show.

Alternate Names:

Pat Rooney III | Pat Rooney

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Ex-husband and ex-stepson of Janet Reade. Their marriage quickly went south and she became involved with his father. She attempted to divorce him in 1939 but due to delays in the case, they weren't divorced until 1942. She married his 62 year old father 15 days later.

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