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Mickey Rooney Net Worth:Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr.; September 23, 1920 – April 6, 2014) was an American actor of film, television, Broadway, radio, and vaudeville. Beginning as a child actor, Rooney's career spanned nearly nine decades and continued until shortly before his death. He appeared in more than 300 films and was one of the last surviving stars of the silent film era, with 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, Rooney played the role of Andy Hardy in a series of fifteen films in the 1930s and 1940s that epitomized American family values. A versatile performer, he could sing, dance, clown and play various musical instruments, becoming a celebrated character actor later in his career. Laurence Olivier once said he considered Rooney "the greatest actor of them all." 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 thirteen he played the role of Puck in the play and later the 1935 film adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. His acclaimed film performance was hailed by critic David Thomson as "one of cinema's most arresting pieces of magic." In 1938, he co-starred with Spencer Tracy in the Academy Award-winning film, Boys Town. At nineteen he was the first teenager to be nominated for an Oscar for his leading role in Babes in Arms, and he was awarded a special Academy Juvenile Award in 1939. At the peak of his career between the ages of 15 and 25, he made forty-three films and co-starred alongside Judy Garland, Wallace Beery, Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. He was one of MGM's most consistently successful actors and a favorite of studio head Louis B. Mayer.Rooney was the top box office attraction of 1939, but his career never rose to such heights again. Drafted into the Army during World War II, he served nearly two years entertaining over 2 million troops on stage and radio and was awarded a Bronze Star for performing in combat zones. Returning from the war in 1945, he was too old for juvenile roles but too short to be an adult movie star, and 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 nominated for an Oscar. In the early 1980s, he returned to Broadway in Sugar Babies and again became a celebrated star. Rooney 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.At his death, Vanity Fair called him "the original Hollywood train wreck." He struggled with alcohol and pill addiction and married eight times, the first time to Ava Gardner. Despite earning millions during his career, he had to file for bankruptcy in 1962 due to mismanagement of his finances. Shortly before his death in 2014 at age 93, he alleged mistreatment by some family members, and testified in Congress about what he alleged was physical abuse and exploitation by family members. By the end of his life, his millions in earnings had dwindled to an estate that was valued at only $18,000, and he died owing medical bills and back taxes, and contributions were solicited from the public.
|Birth date:||September 23, 1920, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States|
|Death date:||April 6, 2014, Studio City, California, United States|
|Height:||5 ft 1 in (1.57 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Comedian, Film Producer, Film director, Soldier, Radio personality, Voice Actor, Television producer|
|Education:||Hollywood High School, Fairfax High School|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Spouse:||Jan Rooney (m. 1978–2014)|
|Children:||Michael Rooney, Tim Rooney, Teddy Rooney|
|Parents:||Joe Yule, Nellie W. Carter|
|Awards:||Academy Honorary Award, Academy Juvenile Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star - Male|
|Nominations:||Academy Award for Best Actor, Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Single Performance, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role, People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Special, Primetime Emmy Award for Actor - Best Single Performance - Lead or Support|
|Movies:||The Black Stallion, Boys Town, Breakfast at Tiffany's, National Velvet, Babes in Arms, Love Finds Andy Hardy, Babes on Broadway, Girl Crazy, Strike Up the Band, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, A Family Affair, Captains Courageous, The Human Comedy, Thoroughbreds Don't Cry, Babe: Pig in the City, Night at the Museum, Requiem for a Heavyweight, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Love Laughs at Andy Hardy, The Big Wheel, Judge Hardy and Son, Andy Hardy Meets Debutante, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, Andy Hardy Comes Home, Young Tom Edison, Pete's Dragon, The Bold and the Brave, Hoosier Schoolboy, Words and Music, Baby Face Nelson, Life Begins for Andy Hardy, Manhattan Melodrama, Little Lord Fauntleroy, The Atomic Kid, Killer McCoy, Summer Holiday, Judge Hardy's Children, Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever, Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble, Men of Boys Town, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Andy Hardy's Private Secretary, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini, Ah, Wilderness!, Operation Mad Ball, Out West with the Hardys, Erik the Viking, You're Only Young Once, The Courtship of Andy Hardy, My Outlaw Brother, Stablemates|
|TV shows:||The Mickey Rooney Show, One of the Boys, The Care Bears, The Black Stallion, Kleo the Misfit Unicorn, A Miser Brothers' Christmas, MGM: When the Lion Roars, Mickey, Above the Line, Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to 'It's a Mad Mad Mad|