Mickey Rooney Overview

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Born: September 23, 1920

Born Joseph Yule Jr. to vaudeville performers, Mickey Rooney made his stage debut before the age of two. His mother, Nell, divorced his father when Mickey was three and moved to Kansas City. For several months, Mickey, at that time called Sonny by his mother, had a normal life. However, his mother missed showbiz and when she heard that Hollywood was searching for children to star in movies, she had a feeling that Mickey would be a success. He was small for his age, but behaved like a... See All


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