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Mickey Rooney

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mickey Rooney (born September 23, 1920 – April 6, 2014) was an American actor of film, television, Broadway, radio, and vaudeville. Beginning as a child actor, his career extended over 90 years, making him one of the most enduring performers in show business history. He appeared in more than 300 films and was one of the last surviving stars of the silent film era, having one of the longest careers in the medium's history. At the height of a career that was marked by precipitous declines and raging comebacks, he played the role of Andy Hardy in a series of fifteen films in the 1930s and 1940s that epitomized American family values. A prolific talent, he became a noted character actor later in his career, and could sing, dance, clown and play various musical instruments. Laurence Olivier once said he considered Rooney "the greatest actor of them all", and Clarence Brown, who directed him in two of his earliest dramatic roles, National Velvet and The Human Comedy, said he was "the closest thing to a genius I ever worked with."Rooney first performed in vaudeville as a child and made his film debut at age six. At age thirteen he played the role Puck in the play and later the film, A Midsummer Night's Dream in an acclaimed performance, which critic David Thomson praised as "one of cinema's most arresting pieces of magic." He co-starred in Boys Town (1938) with Spencer Tracy, who won an Oscar for his role. At nineteen he was the first teenager to be nominated for an Oscar, for his leading role in Babes in Arms, co-starring Judy Garland, and was awarded a special Juvenile Academy Award in 1939. Overall, between the age of 15 and 25, while at his peak, he made forty-three pictures and co-starred alongside leading actors, including Judy Garland, Wallace Beery, Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. Rooney developed into one of MGM's most consistently successful actors, and a favorite of studio head, Louis B. Mayer. He was the top box office attraction of 1939, but his career never rose to such heights again. He was drafted into the Army during World War II, serving nearly two years entertaining over 2 million troops on stage and on the radio. He was awarded a Bronze Star for performing in combat zones. After he returned from the war in 1945, too old for juvenile roles but too short to be a movie star, he was not able to obtain acting roles as significant as before. Nevertheless, Rooney was tenacious and he rebounded, his popularity renewed with well-received supporting roles in films such as Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), and The Black Stallion (1979), for which he was Oscar nominated. In the early 1980s he returned to Broadway in Sugar Babies and once more was a celebrated star. He also made hundreds of appearances on TV, including dramas, variety programs and talk shows. During his career, he received four Academy Award nominations and was nominated for five Emmy Awards, winning one.

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Sep 23, 1920 in Brooklyn - New York - USA
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
Primul film:
In movie Orchids and Ermine 1927-03-06
Ultimul film:
Film Sid & Judy 2019-06-26
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of The Adventures of the Black Stallion
Filme in care a jucat
Film Hollywood : la vie rêvée de Lana Turner (archive footage) 2019-05-22
Film Sid & Judy Himself (archive footage) 2019-06-26
Film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Mr. Louis 2017-01-31
Film Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Gus 2014-12-17
Film The Outrageous Sophie Tucker Himself 2014-05-02
Film The Voices from Beyond Johnny O'Hara 2012-02-20
Film Driving Me Crazy Mr. Cohen 2012-01-06
Film The Muppets Smalltown Resident 2011-11-22
Film Night Club Jerry Sherman 2011-04-11
Film 1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year 2009-07-02
Film Empire State Building Murders Mickey Silver 2008-08-14
Film Phantom of the Megaplex Movie Mason 2008-07-09
Film Lost Stallions: The Journey Home Chief 2008-06-13
Film Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History Himself 2008-10-14
Film A Miser Brothers' Christmas 2008-12-13
Serial A Miser Brothers' Christmas Unknown 2008-12-13
Film A Christmas Too Many Grandpa 2007-12-04
Film Night at the Museum Gus 2006-10-20
Film Hedy Lamarr: Secrets of a Hollywood Star 2006-01-21
Film The Thirsting Savy 2006-01-01
Film The Happy Elf Santa Claus 2005-12-02
Film The Last Confederate: The Story of Robert Adams David McCord 2005-07-15
Film Judy Garland: By Myself Himself 2004-02-25
Film To Kill a Mockumentary Max 2004-01-01
Film Broadway's Lost Treasures Mickey (segment "Sugar Babies") 2003-08-10
Film Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure Sparky (voice) 2001-02-18
Serial The Norm Show Unknown 1999-03-24
Film The First of May Boss Ed 1999-03-20
Film Boys Will Be Boys Wellington 1999-02-24
Film Babe: Pig in the City Fugly Floom, the Speechless Man in Hotel 1998-11-25
Film Animals with the Tollkeeper 1998-01-06
Serial Conan the Adventurer Unknown 1997-09-22
Serial Mike Hammer, Private Eye Unknown 1997-09-23
Film Michael Kael contre la World News Company 1997-11-02
Film The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies 1995-06-05
Film The Road Home Father Flanagan 1995-01-01
Film Revenge of the Red Baron Grandpa Spencer 1994-09-28
Serial ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Film That's Entertainment! III Himself - Co-Host / Narrator 1994-07-01
Film Making Waves Gabriel 1994-01-01
Film Outlaws: The Legend of O.B. Taggart 1994-01-01
Film The Milky Life Barry Reilly 1993-02-23
Serial Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Unknown 1993-01-27
Film Sweet Justice Zeke 1993-04-07
Film Maximum Force Chief of Police 1992-10-07
Film The Legend of Wolf Mountain Pat Jensen 1992-09-01
Film The Magic Voyage Narrator (voice) 1992-04-09
Serial MGM: When the Lion Roars 1992-03-22
Serial The Adventures of the Black Stallion 1992-01-05
Film Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World' (archive footage) 1991-01-01
Film Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker Joe Petto 1991-11-06
Film My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys Junion 1991-03-01
Film Home for Christmas Elmer 1990-12-02
Film Adventures of the Black Stallion Henry Dailey 1990-09-15
Film The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Making of a Movie Classic Self (archive footage) 1990-02-20
Serial The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-16
Film Erik the Viking Erik's Grandfather 1989-09-01
Film Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland Flip 1989-07-15
Film Bluegrass John Paul Jones 1988-02-28
Serial Full House Unknown 1987-09-22
Film Lightning, the White Stallion Barney Ingram 1986-10-17
Film There Must Be a Pony Himself (uncredited) 1986-10-05
Film Little Spies James Turner (The Hermit) 1986-10-05
Serial The Care Bears 1986-09-13
Film The Return of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Jack Bergan 1986-04-18
Film The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn 1986-03-09
Film The Care Bears Movie Mr. Cherrywood (voice) 1985-03-23
Serial The Golden Girls Unknown 1985-09-14
Film It Came Upon the Midnight Clear Mike Halligan 1984-12-15
Film Bill: On His Own Bill Sackter 1983-11-09
Film Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Film Hollywood’s Children Self (Archive Footage) 1982-02-24
Serial One of the Boys 1982-01-23
Film Senior Trip Himself 1981-12-30
Film Bill Bill Sackter 1981-12-22
Film The Fox and the Hound Tod (voice) 1981-07-10
Film Leave 'em Laughing Jack Thum 1981-04-29
Film My Kidnapper, My Love 1980-12-08
Film The Black Stallion Henry Dailey 1979-10-13
Film Arabian Adventure Daad El Shur 1979-07-08
Film Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July Santa Claus 1979-07-01
Film Donovan's Kid Old Bailey 1979-01-07
Film The Magic of Lassie Gus 1978-08-02
Film Mickey's 50 Himself 1978-11-19
Film Pete's Dragon Lampie 1977-11-03
Film The Domino Principle Spiventa 1977-03-23
Film Find the Lady Trigger 1976-11-11
Film That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) 1976-05-17
Film It's Showtime 1976-03-31
Film The Intruder 1975-01-01
Film Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (archive footage) 1975-08-06
Film Ace of Hearts Papa Joe 1975-08-22
Film From Hong Kong with Love Marty 1975-12-17
Film The Year Without a Santa Claus Santa Claus (voice) 1974-12-10
Film Journey Back to Oz The Scarecrow (voice) 1974-12-05
Film That's Entertainment! Himself - Host / Narrator 1974-06-21
Film Thunder County Gas Station Attendant 1974-01-01
Film Pulp Preston Gilbert 1972-11-01
Film Richard Guardian Angel 1972-07-31
Film Evil Roy Slade Nelson L. Stool 1972-02-18
Film Mooch Goes to Hollywood Mickey Rooney (uncredited) 1971-12-31
Film The Manipulator B.J. Lang 1971-12-15
Serial Night Gallery Unknown 1970-12-16
Film Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town Kris Kingle / Santa Claus (voice) 1970-12-14
Film The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County Indian Tom 1970-04-01
Film 80 Steps to Jonah Wilfred Bashford 1969-12-01
Film The Comic Martin "Cockeye" Van Buren 1969-11-19
Film The Extraordinary Seaman CWJ Oglethorpe 1969-05-14
Film Skidoo George 'Blue Chips' Packard 1968-12-19
Serial Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Unknown 1968-01-22
Film Vienna 1968-01-01
Film The Devil in Love Adramelek 1966-12-20
Film Ambush Bay Sgt. Ernest Wartell 1966-05-10
Film Hollywood My Home Town 1965-12-31
Serial The Dean Martin Show Unknown 1965-09-16
Film How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Peachy Keane 1965-07-14
Film Twenty-Four Hours to Kill Norman Jones 1965-03-08
Film The Secret Invasion Terence Scanlon 1964-09-16
Serial Mickey 1964-09-16
Film It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Ding 'Dingy' Bell 1963-11-07
Serial The Fugitive Unknown 1963-09-17
Film Requiem for a Heavyweight Army 1962-10-16
Serial Combat! Unknown 1962-10-02
Serial The Lucy Show Unknown 1962-10-01
Serial The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Film Everything's Ducky Kermit 'Beetle' McKay 1961-12-20
Film Breakfast at Tiffany's Mr. Yunioshi 1961-10-06
Film King of the Roaring 20's – The Story of Arnold Rothstein Johnny Burke 1961-06-11
Film Platinum High School Steven Conway 1960-05-13
Film The Private Lives of Adam and Eve Nick Lewis / The Devil 1960-01-20
Serial The Twilight Zone Unknown 1959-10-02
Film The Big Operator Little Joe Braun 1959-08-01
Film The Last Mile 'Killer' John Mears 1959-02-18
Serial Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Serial Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Film A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed Gus Harris 1958-12-01
Film Andy Hardy Comes Home Andy Hardy 1958-12-22
Film Baby Face Nelson Lester M. 'Baby Face Nelson' Gillis 1957-12-11
Film The Comedian Sammy Hogarth 1957-02-14
Film Operation Mad Ball MSgt. Yancy Skibo 1957-01-01
Film Francis in the Haunted House David Prescott 1956-08-01
Film The Bold and the Brave Willie Dooley 1956-01-04
Film The Twinkle In God's Eye Rev. William Macklin II 1955-10-13
Film The Atomic Kid Barnaby 'Blix' Waterberry 1954-12-08
Film The Bridges at Toko-Ri Mike Forney 1954-12-01
Serial Hey Mulligan 1954-08-28
Film Drive a Crooked Road Eddie Shannon 1954-03-10
Film A Slight Case of Larceny Augustus "Geechy" Cheevers 1953-06-05
Serial The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Film All Ashore Francis 'Moby' Dickerson 1953-03-03
Film Sound Off Mike Donnelly 1952-05-15
Film Off Limits Herbert Tuttle 1952-12-30
Serial This Is Your Life Unknown 1952-10-01
Film My Outlaw Brother J. Dennis 'Denny' O'Moore 1951-08-22
Film The Strip Stanley Maxton 1951-08-01
Film The Fireball Johnny Casar 1950-11-09
Film Quicksand Daniel 'Dan' Brady 1950-03-24
Film He's a Cockeyed Wonder Freddie Frisby 1950-02-12
Film The Big Wheel Billy Coy 1949-11-04
Film Summer Holiday Richard Miller 1948-04-15
Film Words and Music Lorenz Hart 1948-12-31
Serial The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Film Killer McCoy Tommy McCoy / Killer McCoy 1947-12-01
Film Love Laughs at Andy Hardy Andy Hardy 1946-12-25
Film Mickey the Great Mickey McGuire 1945-04-06
Film National Velvet Michael 'Mi' Taylor 1945-01-26
Film Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble Andy Hardy 1944-05-04
Film Thousands Cheer Himself - Emcee at the Show 1943-01-01
Film Girl Crazy Danny Churchill, Jr. 1943-11-26
Film Show-Business at War Himself 1943-05-21
Film The Human Comedy Homer Macauley 1943-03-02
Film Andy Hardy's Double Life Andy Hardy 1942-12-01
Film A Yank at Eton Timothy Dennis 1942-09-01
Film The Courtship of Andy Hardy Andy Hardy 1942-03-03
Film Personalities Andy Hardy (screen test footage) (uncredited) 1942-01-01
Film Babes on Broadway Tommy Williams 1941-12-31
Film Life Begins for Andy Hardy Andy Hardy 1941-08-15
Film Men of Boys Town Whitey Marsh 1941-04-11
Film Andy Hardy's Private Secretary Andy Hardy 1941-02-21
Film Hollywood: Style Center of the World Himself 1940-05-29
Film The Miracle of Sound 1940-01-01
Film Andy Hardy's Dilemma: A Lesson in Mathematics... and Other Things Andy Hardy 1940-01-01
Film Young Tom Edison Thomas Alva 'Tom' Edison 1940-03-15
Film Andy Hardy Meets Debutante Andy Hardy 1940-07-05
Film Cavalcade of the Academy Awards Himself 1940-07-31
Film Strike Up the Band Jimmy Connors 1940-09-27
Film Rodeo Dough Mickey Rooney 1940-11-09
Film Judge Hardy and Son Andy Hardy 1939-12-22
Film Babes in Arms Mickey Moran 1939-10-13
Film Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever Andy Hardy 1939-07-21
Film From the Ends of the Earth 1939-05-28
Film The Hardys Ride High Andy Hardy 1939-04-21
Film Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 8 Mickey Rooney 1939-04-08
Film The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Huckleberry Finn 1939-02-10
Film Loews Christmas Greeting (The Hardy Family) Andy Hardy 1939-01-09
Film Hollywood Handicap Himself 1938-05-28
Film Another Romance of Celluloid Himself (uncredited) 1938-02-05
Film Judge Hardy's Children Andy Hardy 1938-03-26
Film Hold That Kiss Chick Evans 1938-05-13
Film Love Is a Headache Mike O'Toole 1938-01-14
Film Lord Jeff Terry O'Mulvaney 1938-06-17
Film Boys Town Whitey Marsh 1938-09-08
Film Stablemates Mickey 1938-10-07
Film Out West with the Hardys Andy Hardy 1938-11-25
Film Love Finds Andy Hardy Andy Hardy 1938-07-22
Film Captains Courageous Dan Troop 1937-06-25
Film Cinema Circus Himself 1937-01-27
Film A Family Affair Andy Hardy 1937-03-12
Film Slave Ship Swifty 1937-06-16
Film Hoosier Schoolboy Shockey Carter 1937-07-07
Film Live, Love and Learn Jerry Crump 1937-10-29
Film Thoroughbreds Don't Cry Timmie Donovan 1937-12-03
Film You're Only Young Once Andy Hardy 1937-12-10
Film Down the Stretch Snapper Sinclair 1936-09-18
Film The Devil Is a Sissy 'Gig' Stevens 1936-09-18
Film Little Lord Fauntleroy Dick Tipton 1936-03-06
Film Riffraff Jimmy 1936-01-03
Film The Healer Jimmy 1935-06-14
Film The County Chairman Freckles 1935-01-11
Film Reckless Eddie 1935-04-19
Film Pirate Party on Catalina Isle Mickey Rooney (uncredited) 1935-11-20
Film A Midsummer Night's Dream Puck 1935-10-09
Film Ah, Wilderness! Tommy Miller 1935-12-25
Film A Dream Comes True Puck (archive footage) (uncredited) 1935-12-31
Film Mickey's Medicine Man Mickey McGuire 1934-05-17
Film Mickey's Minstrels Mickey McGuire 1934-01-10
Film Mickey's Rescue Mickey McGuire 1934-03-22
Film Love Birds Gladwyn Tootle 1934-05-04
Film Manhattan Melodrama Blackie as a Boy 1934-05-04
Film Half a Sinner Willie Clark 1934-06-01
Film Blind Date Freddie Taylor 1934-07-20
Film Hide-Out William 'Willie' Miller 1934-08-24
Film Chained Boy Shipboard Swimmer 1934-08-31
Film Death on the Diamond Mickey 1934-09-14
Film The Big Chance Arthur Wilson 1933-08-28
Film Mickey's Ape Man Mickey McGuire 1933-01-19
Film Mickey's Race Mickey McGuire 1933-04-13
Film The Big Cage Jimmy O'Hara 1933-04-30
Film The Life of Jimmy Dolan Freckles 1933-06-03
Film The Chief Willie 1933-11-03
Film Broadway to Hollywood Ted Hackett III as Child 1933-09-15
Film Mickey's Touchdown Mickey McGuire 1933-10-13
Film Mickey's Tent Show Mickey McGuire 1933-10-26
Film The World Changes Otto Peterson as a Child 1933-11-25
Film Mickey's Covered Wagon Mickey McGuire 1933-11-29
Film Officer Thirteen Buddy Malone 1932-12-15
Film Fast Companions Midge 1932-06-22
Film My Pal, the King King Charles V 1932-04-03
Film Sin's Pay Day Chubby Dennis 1932-03-02
Film The Beast of the City Mickey Fitzpatrick (uncredited) 1932-02-13
Film Mickey's Thrill Hunters Mickey McGuire 1931-09-18
Film Mickey's Wildcats Mickey McGuire 1931-09-11
Film Mickey's Rebellion Mickey McGuire 1931-06-23
Film Mickey's Stampede Mickey McGuire 1931-02-06
Film Mickey's Champs Mickey McGuire 1930-02-02
Film Mickey's Explorers Mickey McGuire 1930-02-16
Film Mickey's Warriors Mickey McGuire 1930-05-24
Film Mickey's Luck Mickey McGuire 1930-03-29
Film Mickey's Big Moment Mickey McGuire 1929-11-09
Film Mickey's Mix-Up Mickey McGuire 1929-10-12
Film Mickey's Surprise Mickey McGuire 1929-09-14
Film Mickey's Northwest Mounted Mickey McGuire 1929-06-08
Film Mickey's Brown Derby Mickey McGuire 1929-05-11
Film Mickey's Great Idea Mickey McGuire 1929-01-29
Film Mickey's Little Eva Mickey McGuire 1928-04-01
Film Mickey in School Mickey McGuire 1928-02-06
Film Mickey's Big Game Hunt Mickey McGuire 1928-12-22
Film Mickey's Movies Mickey McGuire 1928-09-02
Film Mickey the Detective Mickey McGuire 1928-10-27
Film Mickey's Battle Mickey McGuire 1927-12-05
Film Mickey's Eleven Mickey McGuire 1927-11-07
Film Mickey's Pals Mickey McGuire 1927-10-02
Film Orchids and Ermine Mickey McGuire 1927-03-06