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Birth name: Ninian Joseph Yule Jr.
Date of birth: 1920-09-23
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York, USA (birthplace)
(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.
(1947-01-04) His son Tim Rooney was born.
(1949-06-03) Got divorced.
(1950-04-12) His son Teddy Rooney was born.
(1952) Attended the Hollywood Entertainers Baseball game with Marilyn Monroe.
(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.
(2006-09-23) His son Tim died from dermatomyositis in Hemet, CA.
Date of death: 2014-04-06
Height: 157 cm
listening to music
reading the Bible
spending time with family
watching classic movies
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)
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