Showing posts with label Mickey Rooney. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mickey Rooney. Show all posts

Jun 23, 2017

What's in a Name, Mickey

In the film industry, a ‘mickey’ is a gentle camera move forwards. It is named for Mickey Rooney (a ‘little creep’).

Sep 3, 2009

Mickey Rooney

September birthdays include Mickey Rooney, who was born Joseph Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920, He started acting at 17 months old. The five foot three inch star has a way with the ladies and ran up a total of eight wives. His latest wife, Jan Chamberlin, and him have been married since 1978.

He has 320 movies to his credit. In 1944, Rooney Rooney entered military service for 21 months during World War II as a radio personality on the American Forces Network.

Name Years Children
Ava Gardner
Betty Jane Rase 1944-1949 Mickey Rooney, Jr. (born 1945)
Tim Rooney (1947 - 2006)
Martha Vickers 1949-1951 Theodore Michael Rooney (born 1950)
Elaine Devry 1952-1958
Barbara Ann Thomason (Carolyn Mitchell) 1958-1966 Kelly Ann Rooney (born 1959)
Kerry Rooney (born 1960)
Michael Joseph Rooney (born 1962)
Kimmy Sue Rooney (born 1963)
Marge Lane 1966-1967
Carolyn Hockett 1969-1974 Jimmy Rooney (adopted from Carolyn's previous marriage) (born 1966)
Jonelle Rooney (born 1970)
Jan Chamberlin 1978-present

What is he up to these days? Mickey and Jan brought their off Broadway musical: Let's Put On A Show! to the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois on August 30, 2009, to be followed with a 13 performance tour of Ontario, Canada from September 21 through October 6, 2009. Wow, not bad for his age.