Knowledge Identifier: +Mickey_Rooney
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1920.
Countries: United States (73%), California (8%), United Kingdom (5%)
Linked to: Turner Classic Movies, Garden State Life Insurance Company, Hollywood High School, Hollywood Professional School
Rooney did other films in his adolescence, including several more of the McGuire films, and signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1934
Max Reinhardt - Mickey Rooney and Ms. de Havilland had appeared in Reinhardt's 1934 stage production, which was staged at the Hollywood Bowl
James Cagney - In 1935, Cagney was listed as one of the Top Ten Moneymakers in Hollywood for the first time, and was cast more frequently in non-gangster roles; he played a lawyer who joins the FBI in G-Men, and he took on his first, and only, Shakespearean role, as top-billed Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream alongside Joe E. Brown as Flute and Mickey Rooney as Puck.
Also in 1937, Rooney made his first film alongside Judy Garland with "Thoroughbreds Don't Cry"
Ann Rutherford - From 1937 until 1942, Rutherford portrayed Polly Benedict in the MGM Andy Hardy youth comedy film series with actor Mickey Rooney
Lewis Stone - In 1937 Stone essayed the role which would become his most famous, that of Judge James Hardy in the Mickey Rooney "Andy Hardy" series
Tom Neal - In 1938 he first appeared in film in "Out West with the Hardys", part of the Mickey Rooney "Hardy family" movie series
Tyrone Power - He was named the second biggest box office draw in 1939, surpassed by only Mickey Rooney
Judy Garland - There she made more than two dozen films, including nine with Mickey Rooney and the 1939 film with which she would be most identified, "The Wizard of Oz"
Esther Williams - After appearing in several small roles, alongside Mickey Rooney in an Andy Hardy film, and future five time co-star Van Johnson in "A Guy Named Joe", Williams made a series of films in the 1940s and early 1950s known as "aquamusicals", which featured elaborate performances with synchronized swimming and diving
Linda Darnell - In 1940, during the shooting of "Star Dust", Darnell for a short time went out with teen idol Mickey Rooney
Donna Reed - In 1943, she appeared in The Human Comedy with Mickey Rooney, followed by roles in The Picture of Dorian Gray and They Were Expendable, both in 1945.
Rooney starred as a ragingly egomaniacal television comedian in the live 90-minute television drama "The Comedian", in the "Playhouse 90" series on the evening of Valentine's Day in 1957, and as himself in a revue called "The Musical Revue of 1959" based on the 1929 film "The Hollywood Revue of 1929" which was edited into a film in 1960, by British International Pictures
Playhouse 90 - As "Playhouse 90" moved into 1957, Frankenheimer directed a science fiction drama, "The Ninth Day" , by Howard and Dorothy Baker, about a small group of World War III survivors and a Serling original, "The Comedian" , featuring Mickey Rooney as an abrasive, manipulative television comedian
Edmond O'Brien - He appeared extensively in television, including the 1957 live 90-minute broadcast on "Playhouse 90" of "The Comedian", a drama written by Rod Serling and directed by John Frankenheimer in which Mickey Rooney portrays a television comedian while O'Brien plays a writer driven to the brink of insanity
Red Skelton - Skelton returned to his television show on January 15, 1957, with guest star Mickey Rooney helping to lift his spirits
Johnny Weissmuller, Jr. - In 1958 Weissmuller Jr. got his first screen role in the Mickey Rooney film "Andy Hardy Comes Home"
Richard Whorf - He directed the short-lived 1959 syndicated adventure series, "Border Patrol", and the 1964-1965 ABC sitcom, "Mickey", starring Mickey Rooney
Parley Baer - In 1964, he appeared as a sheriff in an episode of Mickey Rooney's short-lived "Mickey" sitcom
Emmaline Henry - She appeared as Mickey Rooney's wife, Nora Grady, in the short-lived ABC sitcom "Mickey" in 1964-1965
Gabriel Dell - In the latter part of his life, Dell appeared as the proprietor of "The Corner Bar" on ABC, a supporting role in "Earthquake", a 1976 pilot, "Risko", and "A Year at the Top", in which he played opposite Mickey Rooney as the Devil's son
Finally, in 1978, Rooney married Jan Chamberlin, his 8th wife
Moosie Drier - Other roles from this period were in 1978 biographical dramas; Drier played a young Mickey Rooney in the 1978 Judy Garland biography "Rainbow", while in the Alan Freed bio "American Hot Wax", Drier played Artie Moress, the head of a Buddy Holly fan-club, who gives a tearful on-the-air memorial just after the famous plane crash
Jan Rooney - She and Mickey Rooney were married on August 7, 1978, and performed together for decades
He continued to work on stage and television through the 1980s and 1990s, appearing in the acclaimed stage play "Sugar Babies" with Ann Miller beginning in 1979
Rooney voiced Mr. Cherrywood in "The Care Bears Movie" , and starred as the Movie Mason in a Disney Channel Original Movie family film 2000's "Phantom of the Megaplex"
Sammee Tong - In his 1991 autobiography, "Life Is Too Short", Mickey Rooney wrote that Tong was upset by the news that "Mickey" faced cancellation
Juliet Prowse - In 1995, she went into remission and was well enough to tour with Mickey Rooney in "Sugar Babies"
In 1996, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to him
Rooney appeared in television commercials for Garden State Life Insurance Company in 1999, alongside his wife Jan Rooney
Jan Rooney - On March 2, 2011, the 90-year-old Mickey Rooney told a U.S. Senate committee investigating elder abuse that he had been financially exploited and stripped of the ability to make even the most basic decisions about my life by his stepson, Christopher Aber , against whom he obtained a restraining order
In 2014, Rooney returned to film scenes to reprise his role as "Gus" in "Night at the Museum 3"