Joe Yule Jr., also known as Mickey Rooney, was born September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. His parents, chorus girl Nell Carter and comic Joe Yule Sr., were vaudeville performers. Two weeks after Mickey's birth, he was on the road with the circuit traveling throughout North America.…more
In 1982, Mickey won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special playing Bill Sackter on Bill.
Mickey was one of the first people considered for the role of Archie Bunker on All in the Family. After he turned it down, the role eventually went to Carroll O'Connor.
In 1927, Mickey entered the movie business at the age of 7.
Rooney also stared as Henry Daily, in The Black Stallion movie (1979)
Mickey Rooney: I just want to be a professional. I couldn't live without acting.
Mickey Rooney: I didn't ask to be short. I didn't want to be short. I've tried to pretend that being a short guy didn't matter.
Mickey Rooney: I don't regret anything I've ever done. I only wish I could have done more.
Mickey Rooney: Love wears off too quickly.