Thursday, July 12, 2012

Every Disney Hero Has a Voice ~ The Fox and the Hound ~ Tod


Every Disney Hero Has a Voice

The Fox and the Hound

Tod

Mickey Rooney

September 23, 1920

 

Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr.; September 23, 1920) is an American film actor and entertainer whose film, television, and stage appearances span nearly his entire lifetime.

He has received multiple awards, including a Juvenile Academy Award, an Honorary Academy Award, two Golden Globes and an Emmy Award. Working as a performer since he was a child, he was a superstar as a teenager for the films in which he played Andy Hardy, and he has had one of the longest careers of any actor, to date spanning 90 years actively making films in ten decades, from 1920s to 2010s. For a younger generation of fans, he gained international fame for his leading role as Henry Dailey in The Family Channel's The Adventures of the Black Stallion, as well as the film itself

Biography


Early life


Rooney was born Joseph Yule, Jr. in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Joseph Yule, was from Scotland, and his mother, Nellie W. (née Carter), was from Kansas City, Missouri. Both of his parents were in vaudeville, appearing in a Brooklyn production of A Gaiety Girl when Joseph, Jr. was born. He began performing at the age of 17 months as part of his parents' routine, wearing a specially tailored tuxedo.

When he was 14 months old, unknown to everyone, he crawled onstage wearing overalls and a little harmonica around his neck. He sneezed and his father, Joe Sr., grabbed him up, introducing him to the audience as Sonny Yule. He felt the spotlight on him and has described it as his mother's womb. From that moment on, the stage was his home.

His father was a womanizer and a heavy drinker, leaving the family when Joe Jr. was only three. While Joe Sr. was traveling, Joe Jr. and his mother moved from Brooklyn, New York to Kansas City, Missouri to live with his aunt. While his mother was reading the entertainment newspaper, Nellie was interested in getting Hal Roach to approach the young star to participate in the Our Gang series in Hollywood. Roach offered $5 a day to Joe Jr. while the other young stars were paid five times more.

As he was getting bit parts in films, he was working with other established film stars such as Joel McCrea, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Jean Harlow. While selling newspapers around the corner, he also entered into Hollywood Professional School, where he went to school with dozens of unfamiliar students such as: Joseph A. Wapner, Nanette Fabray, Judy Garland, Lana Turner, among many others, and later Hollywood High School, where he graduated in 1938.

Career


Mickey McGuire


The Yules separated in 1924 during a slump in vaudeville, and in 1925, Nell Yule moved with her son to Hollywood, California, where she managed a tourist home. Fontaine Fox had placed a newspaper ad for a dark-haired child to play the role of "Mickey McGuire" in a series of short films. Lacking the money to have her son's hair dyed, Mrs. Yule took her son to the audition after applying burnt cork to his scalp. Joe got the role and became "Mickey" for 78 of the comedies, running from 1927 to 1936, starting with Mickey's Circus, released September 4, 1927. These had been adapted from the Toonerville Trolley comic strip, which contained a character named Mickey McGuire. Joe Yule briefly became Mickey McGuire legally in order to trump an attempted copyright lawsuit (if it was his legal name, the film producer Larry Darmour did not owe the comic strip writers royalties). His mother also changed her surname to McGuire in an attempt to bolster the argument, but the film producers lost. The litigation settlement awarded damages to the owners of the cartoon character, as well as compelled the twelve-year-old actor to refrain from calling himself by the name Mickey McGuire on and off screen.

Rooney later claimed that, during his Mickey McGuire days, he met cartoonist Walt Disney at the Warner Brothers studio, and that Disney was inspired to name Mickey Mouse after him, although Disney always said that he had changed the name from "Mortimer Mouse" to "Mickey Mouse" on the suggestion of his wife.

During an interruption in the series in 1932, Mrs. Yule made plans to take her son on a ten-week vaudeville tour as McGuire, and Fox sued successfully to stop him from using the name. Mrs. Yule suggested the stage name of Mickey Looney for her comedian son, which he altered slightly to Rooney, a less frivolous version. Rooney did other films in his adolescence, including several more of the McGuire films, and signed with MGM in 1934. MGM cast Rooney as the teenage son of a judge in 1937's A Family Affair, setting Rooney on the way to another successful film series.

"Andy Hardy" and Judy Garland


In 1937, Rooney was selected to portray Andy Hardy in A Family Affair (1937), which MGM had planned as a B-movie. Rooney provided comic relief as the son of Judge James K. Hardy, portrayed by Lionel Barrymore (although Lewis Stone would play the role of Judge Hardy in later films). The film was an unexpected success, and led to 13 more Andy Hardy films between 1937 and 1946, and a final film in 1958. Rooney also received top billing as "Shockey Carter" in Hoosier Schoolboy (1937).

Also in 1937, Mickey made his first film alongside Judy Garland with Thoroughbreds Don't Cry. Garland and Rooney became close friends and a successful song and dance team. Besides three of the Andy Hardy films, where she portrayed Betsy Booth, a younger girl with a crush on Andy, they appeared together in a string of successful musicals, including the Oscar-nominated Babes in Arms (1939). During an interview in the documentary film When the Lion Roars, Rooney describes their friendship:

Judy and I were so close we could've come from the same womb. We weren't like brothers or sisters but there was no love affair there; there was more than a love affair. It's very, very difficult to explain the depths of our love for each other. It was so special. It was a forever love. Judy, as we speak, has not passed away. She's always with me in every heartbeat of my body.

Rooney's breakthrough role as a dramatic actor came in 1938's Boys Town opposite Spencer Tracy as Whitey Marsh, which opened shortly before his 18th birthday. Rooney was awarded a special Juvenile Academy Award in 1939 and was named the biggest box-office draw in 1939, 1940 and 1941. Unquestionably a well-known entertainer by the early 1940s, Rooney, with Garland, was one of many celebrities caricatured in Tex Avery's 1941 Warner Bros. cartoon Hollywood Steps Out. As of 2012, Rooney is the only surviving entertainer depicted in the cartoon. In 1991, Rooney was honored by the Young Artist Foundation with its Former Child Star "Lifetime Achievement" Award recognizing his achievements within the film industry as a child actor. After presenting the award to Rooney, the foundation subsequently renamed the accolade "The Mickey Rooney Award" in his honor.

After the war


In 1944, Rooney entered military service. He served more than 21 months, until shortly after the end of World War II. During and after the war he helped entertain the troops in America and Europe, and spent part of the time as a radio personality on the American Forces Network and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for entertaining troops in combat zones. In addition to the Bronze Star Medal, Rooney also received the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and World War Two Victory Medal for his military service.

After his return to civilian life, his career slumped. He appeared in a number of films, including Words and Music in 1948, which paired him for the last time with Garland on film (he appeared with her on one episode as a guest on her CBS variety series in 1963). He briefly starred in a CBS radio series, Shorty Bell, in the summer of 1948, and reprised his role as "Andy Hardy", with most of the original cast, in a syndicated radio version of The Hardy Family in 1949 and 1950 (repeated on Mutual during 1952).

His first television series, The Mickey Rooney Show: Hey, Mulligan (created by Blake Edwards with Rooney as his own producer), appeared on NBC television for thirty-two episodes between August 28, 1954 and June 4, 1955. In 1951, he directed a feature film for Columbia Pictures, My True Story starring Helen Walker. Rooney also starred as a ragingly egomaniacal television comedian in the live 90-minute television drama The Comedian, in the Playhouse 90 series on the evening of Valentine's Day in 1957, and as himself in a revue called The Musical Revue of 1959 based on the 1929 film The Hollywood Revue of 1929 which was edited into a film in 1960, by British International Pictures.

In 1958, Rooney joined Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra in hosting an episode of NBC's short-lived Club Oasis comedy and variety show. In 1960, Rooney directed and starred in The Private Lives of Adam and Eve, an ambitious comedy known for its multiple flashbacks and many cameos. In the 1960s, Rooney returned to theatrical entertainment. He still accepted film roles in undistinguished films, but occasionally would appear in better works, such as Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962), It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), and The Black Stallion (1979). One of Rooney's more controversial roles came in the highly acclaimed 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's where he played a stereotyped buck-toothed myopic Japanese neighbor (Mr. Yunioshi) of the main character, Holly Golightly. Despite Rooney's protests that he was congratulated for the role by Asians, that role would later be held up as one of the most notorious examples of Hollywood's history of stereotypical depictions of that racial group, evidenced in the film Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story when future Asian-American film star, Bruce Lee, was deeply offended seeing the film.

On December 31, 1961, he appeared on television's What's My Line and mentioned that he had already started enrolling students in the MRSE (Mickey Rooney School of Entertainment). His school venture never came to fruition, but for several years he was a spokesman/partner in Pennsylvania's Downingtown Inn, a country club and golf resort.

In 1966, while Rooney was working on the film Ambush Bay in the Philippines, his wife Barbara Ann Thomason (akas: Tara Thomas, Carolyn Mitchell), a former pin-up model and aspiring actress who had won 17 straight beauty contests in Southern California, was found dead in their bed. Beside her was her lover, Milos Milos, an actor friend of Rooney's. Detectives ruled it murder-suicide, which was committed with Rooney's own gun.

Rooney was awarded an Academy Juvenile Award in 1938, and in 1983 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted him their Academy Honorary Award for his lifetime of achievement. He was mentioned in the 1972 song "Celluloid Heroes" by The Kinks: "If you stomped on Mickey Rooney/ He'd still turn round and smile..."

Character actor


In addition to his movie roles, Rooney made numerous guest-starring roles as a character actor for nearly six decades, beginning with an episode of Celanese Theatre. The part led to other roles on such television series as Schlitz Playhouse, Playhouse 90, Producers' Showcase, Alcoa Theatre, Wagon Train, G.E. True Theater, Hennesey, The Dick Powell Theatre, Arrest and Trial, Burke's Law, Combat!, The Fugitive, Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, The Jean Arthur Show, The Name of the Game, Dan August, Night Gallery, The Love Boat, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, among many others.

Television, stage and The Black Stallion


Rooney made a successful transition to television and stage work. In 1961, he guest starred in the 13-week James Franciscus adventure–drama television series The Investigators on CBS. In 1963, he even entered The Twilight Zone, giving a one-man performance in the episode "The Last Night of a Jockey". In 1964, he launched another half-hour sitcom, Mickey, on ABC. The story line had "Mickey" operating a resort hotel in southern California. Son Tim Rooney appeared as Rooney's teenaged son on the program, and Emmaline Henry starred as Rooney's wife. It lasted 17 episodes, ending primarily due to the suicide of co-star Sammee Tong in October 1964.

He won a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award for his role in 1981's Bill. Playing opposite Dennis Quaid, Rooney's character was a mentally challenged man attempting to live on his own after leaving an institution. He reprised his role in 1983's Bill: On His Own, earning an Emmy nomination for the role.

Rooney did the voices for four Christmas TV animated/stop action specials: Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970), The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974), Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979), and A Miser Brothers' Christmas (2008)—always playing Santa Claus. In 1970, he was approached by television producer Norman Lear to consider taking on the role of Archie Bunker in the upcoming CBS series, All in the Family. Like Jackie Gleason before him, Mickey rejected the role, which ultimately went to Carroll O'Connor.

He continued to work on stage and television through the 1980s and 1990s, appearing in the acclaimed stage play Sugar Babies with Ann Miller beginning in 1979. Following this, he toured as Pseudelous in Stephen Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. In the 1990's, he returned to Broadway for the final months of Will Rogers Follies, playing the ghost of Will's father. On television, starred in the short-lived sitcom, One of the Boys, along with 2 unfamiliar young stars, Dana Carvey and Nathan Lane, in 1982. He toured Canada in a dinner theatre production of The Mind with the Naughty Man in the mid-1990s. He played The Wizard in a stage production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with Eartha Kitt at Madison Square Garden. Kitt was later replaced by Jo Anne Worley. In 1995 he starred with Charlton Heston, Peter Graves and Deborah Winters in the Warren Chaney docudrama America: A Call to Greatness. He also appeared in the documentary That's Entertainment! III.

Rooney voiced Mr. Cherrywood in The Care Bears Movie (1985), and starred as the Movie Mason in a Disney Channel Original Movie family film 2000's Phantom of the Megaplex. He had a guest spot on an episode of The Golden Girls as Sophia's boyfriend "Rocko", who claimed to be a bank robber. He voiced himself in the Simpsons episode "Radioactive Man" of 1995. In 1996–97, Mickey played Talbut on the TV series, Kleo The Misfit Unicorn produced by Gordon Stanfield Animation (GSA). He co-starred in Night at the Museum in 2006 with Dick Van Dyke and Ben Stiller.

After starring in one unsuccessful TV series and for turning down an offer on a huge TV series, Rooney finally hit the jackpot, at 70, when he was offering a starring role on The Family Channel's, The Adventures of the Black Stallion, where he reprised his role as Henry Dailey from the film of the same name, eleven years earlier. The show was based on a novel by Walter Farley. For this role, he had to travel to Vancouver. Just like the film itself, the Black Stallion TV series, Rooney became one of the most beloved stars, that the show itself became an immediate hit with teenagers, young adults and people all over the world. The show was also seen in 70 countries.


In December 2009, he appeared as a guest to a dinner party hosted by David Gest on Come Dine With Me.

Current work


Rooney appeared in television commercials for Garden State Life Insurance Company in 1999, alongside his wife Jan Rooney. In commercials shown in 2007, he can be seen in the background washing imaginary dishes.

In 2003, Rooney and his wife began their association with Rainbow Puppet Productions, providing their voices to the 100th Anniversary production of "Toyland!" an adaptation of Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland. He created the voice for the Master Toymaker while Jan provided the voice for Mother Goose. Since that time, they have created voices for additional Rainbow Puppet Productions including "Pirate Party" which also features vocal performances by Carol Channing. Both productions continue to tour theaters across the country.

He continues to work in film and tours with his wife in a multi-media live stage production called Let's Put On a Show! His first performance of this show after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack was in Bend, Oregon, in which Mickey and Jan requested the show begin with the singing of the "Star Spangled Banner" by Jan offstage with only the American Flag visible on stage.

On May 26, 2007, he was grand marshal at the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival. Rooney made his British pantomime debut, playing Baron Hardup in Cinderella, at the Sunderland Empire Theatre over the 2007 Christmas period, a role he reprised in 2009 at the Milton Keynes theatre.

In 2008, Rooney starred as Chief, a wise old ranch owner, in the independent family feature film Lost Stallions: The Journey Home, marking a return to starring in equestrian-themed productions for the first time since the 1990s TV show Adventures of the Black Stallion. Even though they've acted together before, Lost Stallions: The Journey Home is the sole film to date in which he and Jan portrayed a married couple on screen.

Rooney made a brief cameo appearance in The Muppets, making his career span 10 decades.

Personal life


Rooney has been married 8 times. In the 1950s and 1960s, he was often the subject of comedians' jokes for his alleged inability to stay married. He is currently married to Jan Chamberlin. He has 9 children from his eight marriages, as well as nineteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.



In 1942, he married Hollywood starlet Ava Gardner, but the two were divorced well before she became a star in her own right. While stationed in the military in Alabama in 1944, Rooney met and married local beauty queen Betty Jane Phillips. This marriage ended in divorce after he returned from Europe at the end of World War II. His subsequent marriages to Martha Vickers (1949) and Elaine Mahnken (1952) were also short-lived and ended in divorce. In 1958, Rooney married Barbara Ann Thomason, but tragedy struck when she was murdered in 1966. Falling into deep depression, he married Barbara's friend, Marge Lane, who helped him take care of his young children. The marriage lasted only 100 days. He was married to Carolyn Hockett from 1969 to 1974, but financial instability ended the relationship. Finally, in 1978, Rooney married Jan Chamberlin, his 8th wife. As of 2012[update], they live in Westlake Village, California. Mickey is an outspoken advocates for veterans and senior rights.

On September 23, 2010, Rooney celebrated his 90th birthday at Feinstein's at Loews Regency in the Upper East Side of New York City. Among the people who were attending the party were: Donald Trump, Regis Philbin, Nathan Lane and Tony Bennett. In December 2010 he was honored as Turner Classic Movies Star of the Month.

On February 16, 2011, Rooney was granted a temporary restraining order against Christopher Aber. Christopher is the oldest of Jan Rooney's two sons from a previous marriage. Many press releases state that the restraining order included Mickey Rooney, Jan's son Mark Rooney, who is currently Mickey's caregiver, and wife Jan Rooney. Public record states that the restraining order in fact included Mickey Rooney, Mark Rooney and Mark's wife Charlene Rooney. Jan Rooney was not included in the restraining order and has publicly denied any abuse in defense of her son Christopher. On March 2, 2011 Rooney appeared before a special US Senate committee that was considering legislation to curb elder abuse. Rooney stated that he was financially abused by unnamed family members. On March 27, 2011, all of Rooney's finances were permanently handed over to lawyers over the claim of missing money.

In April 2011, the temporary restraining order that Rooney was. previously granted was replaced by a confidential settlement between Rooney and his stepson Christopher Aber and Jan Rooney have denied all the allegations.

Marriages

" Always get married early in the morning.
That way, if it doesn't work out,
you haven't wasted a whole day."
~ Mickey Rooney


Name
Years
Children
Ava Gardner
1942–1943
Betty Jane Rase
1944–1949
Mickey Rooney, Jr. (born July 3, 1945)
Tim Rooney (January 4, 1947 – September 23, 2006)
Martha Vickers
1949–1951
Theodore Michael Rooney (born April 13, 1950)
Elaine Devry
1952–1958
Barbara Ann Thomason (akas: Tara Thomas, Carolyn Mitchell)
1958–1966
Kelly Ann Rooney (born September 13, 1959)
Kerry Rooney (born December 30, 1960)
Michael Joseph Rooney (born April 2, 1962)
Kimmy Sue Rooney (born September 13, 1963)
Marge Lane
1966–1967
Carolyn Hockett
1969–1975
Jimmy Rooney (adopted from Carolyn's previous marriage) (born 1966)
Jonelle Rooney (born January 11, 1970)
Jan Chamberlin
1978–present

Filmography


Selected films


This is a selected list of Rooney's full-length films, both theatrical and made for television.

Year
Title
1927
Orchids and Ermine
1932
The Beast of the City
Sin's Pay Day
High Speed
Fast Companions
My Pal, the King
Officer Thirteen
1933
The Big Cage
The Life of Jimmy Dolan
The Big Chance
Broadway to Hollywood
The Chief
The World Changes
1934
Beloved
The Lost Jungle
I Like It That Way
Manhattan Melodrama
Love Birds
Half a Sinner
Hide-Out
Chained
Blind Date
Death on the Diamond
1935
The County Chairman
Reckless
The Healer
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Rendezvous
Ah, Wilderness!
1936
Riffraff
Little Lord Fauntleroy
Down the Stretch
The Devil is a Sissy
1937
A Family Affair
Captains Courageous
Slave Ship
Hoosier Schoolboy
Live, Love and Learn
Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
You're Only Young Once
1938
Love Is a Headache
Judge Hardy's Children
Hold That Kiss
Lord Jeff
Love Finds Andy Hardy
Boys Town
Out West with the Hardys
1939
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Hardys Ride High
Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever
Babes in Arms
Judge Hardy and Son
1940
Young Tom Edison
Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
Strike Up the Band
1941
Andy Hardy's Private Secretary
Men of Boys Town
Life Begins for Andy Hardy
Babes on Broadway
1942
The Courtship of Andy Hardy
A Yank at Eton
Andy Hardy's Double Life
Year
Title
1943
The Human Comedy
Thousands Cheer
Girl Crazy
1944
Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble
National Velvet
1946
Love Laughs at Andy Hardy
1947
Killer McCoy
1948
Summer Holiday
Words and Music
1949
The Big Wheel
1950
Quicksand
The Fireball
He's a Cockeyed Wonder
1951
My Outlaw Brother
The Strip
1952
Sound Off
1953
Off Limits
All Ashore
A Slight Case of Larceny
1954
Drive a Crooked Road
The Atomic Kid
1955
The Bridges at Toko-Ri
The Twinkle in God's Eye
1956
The Bold and the Brave
Francis in the Haunted House
Magnificent Roughnecks
1957
Operation Mad Ball
Baby Face Nelson
1958
A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed
Andy Hardy Comes Home
1959
The Big Operator
The Last Mile
1960
Platinum High School
The Private Lives of Adam and Eve
1961
King of the Roaring 20's – The Story of Arnold Rothstein
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Everything's Ducky
1962
Requiem for a Heavyweight
1963
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
1964
The Secret Invasion
1965
Twenty-Four Hours to Kill
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini
1966
The Devil In Love
Ambush Bay
1968
Skidoo
1969
The Extraordinary Seaman
The Comic
80 Steps to Jonah
1970
Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (voice)
1971
Mooch Goes to Hollywood
The Manipulator
1972
Evil Roy Slade
Richard
Pulp
1973
The Godmothers
1974
Thunder County
Rachel's Man
Journey Back to Oz (voice)
The Year Without a Santa Claus (voice)
1975
Ace of Hearts
From Hong Kong with Love
1976
Find the Lady
Year
Title
1977
The Domino Principle
Pete's Dragon
1978
The Magic of Lassie
1979
The Black Stallion
Arabian Adventure
Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (voice)
1981
The Fox and the Hound (voice)
Bill
Odyssey of the Pacific
1982
The Emperor of Peru
1983
Bill: On His Own
1984
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
1985
The Care Bears Movie (voice)
1986
Lightning, the White Stallion
1988
Bluegrass
1989
Erik the Viking
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
1990
Home For Christmas
1991
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
1992
The Milky Life
Sweet Justice
Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker
Little Nemo: Adventures In Slumberland
Maximum Force
1993
The Legend of Wolf Mountain
1994
Revenge of the Red Baron
The Outlaws: The Legend of O.B. Taggart
Making Waves
1995
America: A Call to Greatness
1997
Killing Midnight
1998
The Face on the Barroom Floor
Animals and the Tollkeeper
Michael Kael vs. the World News Company
Sinbad: The Battle of the Dark Knights
Babe: Pig in the City
1999
Holy Hollywood
The First of May
2000
Internet Love
Phantom of the Megaplex
2001
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (voice)
2002
Topa Topa Bluffs
2003
Paradise
2005
Strike the Tent
A Christmas Too Many
2006
The Thirsting
To Kill a Mockumentary
Night at the Museum
2007
The Yesterday Pool
Bamboo Shark
2008
Lost Stallions: The Journey Home
A Miser Brothers' Christmas (voice)
2010
Gerald
2011
The Muppets

Short subjects


Year
Title
1926
Not to Be Trusted
1927
Mickey's Circus
Mickey's Pals
Mickey's Eleven
Mickey's Battles
1928
Mickey's Parade
Mickey in School
Mickey's Nine
Mickey's Little Eva
Mickey's Wild West
Mickey in Love
Mickey's Triumph
Mickey's Babies
Mickey's Movies
Mickey's Rivals
Mickey the Detective
Mickey's Athletes
Mickey's Big Game Hunt
1929
Mickey's Great Idea
Mickey's Menagerie
Mickey's Last Chance
Mickey's Brown Derby
Mickey's Northwest Mounted
Mickey's Initiation
Mickey's Midnite Follies
Mickey's Surprise
Mickey's Mix-Up
Mickey's Big Moment
Mickey's Strategy
Year
Title
1930
Mickey's Champs
Mickey's Explorers
Mickey's Master Mind
Mickey's Luck
Mickey's Whirlwinds
Mickey's Warriors
Mickey the Romeo
Mickey's Merry Men
Mickey's Winners
Screen Snapshots Series 9, No. 24
Mickey's Musketeers
Mickey's Bargain
1931
Mickey's Stampede
Mickey's Crusaders
Mickey's Rebellion
Mickey's Diplomacy
Mickey's Wildcats
Mickey's Thrill Hunters
Mickey's Helping Hand
Mickey's Sideline
1932
Mickey's Busy Day
Mickey's Travels
Mickey's Holiday
Mickey's Big Business
Mickey's Golden Rule
Mickey's Charity
Year
Title
1933
Mickey's Ape Man
Mickey's Race
Mickey's Big Broadcast
Mickey's Disguises
Mickey's Touchdown
Mickey's Tent Show
Mickey's Covered Wagon
1934
Mickey's Minstrels
Mickey's Rescue
Mickey's Medicine Man
1935
Pirate Party on Catalina Isle
1937
Cinema Circus
1938
Andy Hardy's Dilemma
1940
Rodeo Dough
1941
Meet the Stars #4: Variety Reel #2
1943
Show Business at War
1947
Screen Snapshots: Out of This World Series
1953
Screen Snapshots: Mickey Rooney – Then and Now
1958
Screen Snapshots: Glamorous Hollywood
1968
Vienna
1974
Just One More Time
1975
The Lion Roars Again
2008
Wreck the Halls

Television


Rooney has made countless appearances in TV sitcoms and television films. He has also lent his voice to many animation films. Only his most important work is listed in this section.

Year(s)
Title
1954–1955
The Mickey Rooney Show: Hey Mulligan
1957
The Comedian (on Playhouse 90)
1964–1965
Mickey
1981
Bill (won Emmy, Golden Globe, and Peabody Award for role of Bill)
1982
One of the Boys (canceled after 13 episodes)
1983
Bill: On His Own (sequel to 1981's "Bill" nominated for Emmy)
1990–1993
The Adventures of the Black Stallion

Awards


Year
Award
Category
Nominated Work / Honor
Result
1938
Academy Award
Academy Juvenile Award
(With Deanna Durbin)
"For their significant contribution in bringing to the screen the spirit and personification of youth, and as juvenile players setting a high standard of ability and achievement."
Honored
1939
Academy Award
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Babes in Arms
Nominated
1943
Academy Award
Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Human Comedy
Nominated
1956
Academy Award
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Bold and the Brave
Nominated
1957
Emmy Award
Best Single Performance in a Leading or Supporting Role
Playhouse 90
Nominated
1957
Laurel Award
Top Male Action Star
Baby Face Nelson
3rd Place
1958
Emmy Award
Best Single Performance
Alcoa Theatre
Nominated
1960
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Star of Motion Picture
Star at 1718 Vine Street
Honored
Star of Television
Star at 6372 Hollywood Boulevard
Honored
Star of Radio
Star at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard
Honored
1962
Laurel Award
Top Male Supporting Performance
Requiem for a Heavyweight
Nominated
1964
Golden Globe
Best TV Star – Male
Mickey
Won
1980
Academy Award
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Black Stallion
Nominated
1981
Emmy Award
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special
Bill
Won
1981
Golden Globe
Best Actor in a TV Mini-Series or Motion Picture
Bill
Won
1983
Academy Award
Academy Honorary Award
"In recognition of his 50 years of versatility in a variety of memorable film performances."
Honored
1983
Emmy Award
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special
Bill: On His Own
Nominated
1991
Gemini Award
Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role
The Adventures of the Black Stallion
Nominated
1991
Young Artist Award
Former Child Star Award
For lifetime achievement as a child star
(Subsequently renamed "The Mickey Rooney Award")
Honored
1996
Giffoni Film Festival
François Truffaut Award
Honored
2004
Pocono Mountains Film Festival
Lifetime Achievement Award
Honored









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