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Mickey Rooney (1920 – 2014) was an American actor of film, television, Broadway, radio, and vaudeville. Beginning as a child actor, his career extended over 88 years, making him one of the most enduring performers in show business history. He appeared in more than 300 films and was one of the last surviving stars of the silent film era, having one of the longest careers in the medium's history.[1]


For a number of years, film exhibitors regularly voted Rooney as one of the top money making stars in the country in the annual Quigley Poll:[4]

  • 1938 – 4th
  • 1939 – 1st
  • 1940 – 1st
  • 1941 – 1st
  • 1942 – 4th
  • 1943 – 9th
  • 1944 – 18th[5]

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

Awards and honors

In 1996, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to him.[6]

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