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Mickey Rooney, born Joseph Yule, Jr., was an American film actor. Rooney’s work spanned his entire life, including multiple roles as a child, and a role in 2014, just before his death. He had one of the longest careers in film history. He even appeared on stage at 17 months old as a part of his parents' routine.
As a child, he attended Hollywood Professional School, where his peers included other such future stars, such as Judy Garland and Lana Turner. Rooney is the winner of an Honorary Academy Award, two Golden Globes, an Emmy Award, and a Juvenile Academy Award. At the time of his death, he was one of the last surviving stars who worked in the silent era of film.
Mickey Rooney was a talented and iconic film actor. His fans spanned generations, and his works remain cherished by many. In honor of his life, we’ve compiled a list of his best works throughout his life. The multitude of films made the challenge of narrowing them down greater, but we hope you agree and enjoy.
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