(1925) Moved with his mother to Hollywood, California.
(1934) Began his career as a contract player for MGM.
(1938) he was severely reprimanded by MGM studio head Louis B. Mayer for having a torrid affair with Norma Shearer. The affair was causing quite a commotion on the set of her film Marie Antoinette (1938), where the two would hole up in her trailer. Mickey was 18 at the time. Shearer was 38 and her husband, MGM studio exec Irving Thalberg, had recently died. Mayer managed to keep the story from going public and it was not revealed until many years later, when Rooney gave the explicit details in his autobiography.
(1942-01-10) Married his first wife Ava Gardner.
(1943-05-21) Got divorced.
(1949-06-03) Got divorced.
(1952-09-25) Got divorced.
(1958-05-18) Got divorced.
(1966-01-31) His wife Carolyn Mitchell, past away.
(1967-12-14) Got divorced.
(1969-05-27) Married his seventh wife, Carolyn Hockett.
(1975-01-24) Got divorced.
(1978-07-28) Married his eighth wife, Jan.
(2000) Underwent double heart bypass surgery.
(2004-06-11) Attended the state funeral of former President Ronald Reagan.
Adult Tod in "The Fox and the Hound" (movie)
Ding 'Dingy' Bell in "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" (movie)
Kris in "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" (TV special)
Lampie in "Pete's Dragon" (movie)
Narrator in "The Magic Voyage" (movie)
Santa Claus in "Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July" (TV special)
Santa Claus in "The Year Without a Santa Claus" (TV special)