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Mickey Rooney

Actor

Mickey Rooney was an actor, vaudevillian, comedian, producer, and radio personality. In a career spanning nine decades, he appeared in more than 300 films and was one of the last stars of the silent film era.

Rooney first performed in vaudeville as a child and made his film debut at the age of six. At 14 he played Puck in the play and later the 1935 film adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Critic David Thomson hailed his performance as "one of the cinema's most arresting pieces of magic". In 1938, he co-starred in Boys Town. At nineteen he was the first teenager to be nominated for an Oscar for his leading role in Babes in Arms, and he was awarded a special Academy Juvenile Award in 1939. At the peak of his career between the ages of 15 and 25, he made forty-three films, which made him one of MGM's most consistently successful actors and a favorite of studio head Louis B. Mayer.

Mickey Rooney was an actor, vaudevillian, comedian, producer, and radio personality. In a career spanning nine decades, he appeared in more than 300 films and was one of the last stars of the silent film era.

Rooney first performed in vaudeville as a child and made his film debut at the age of six. At 14 he played Puck in the play and later the 1935 film adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Critic David Thomson hailed his performance as "one of the cinema's most arresting pieces of magic". In 1938, he co-starred in Boys Town. At nineteen he was the first teenager to be nominated for an Oscar for his leading role in Babes in Arms, and he was awarded a special Academy Juvenile Award in 1939. At the peak of his career between the ages of 15 and 25, he made forty-three films, which made him one of MGM's most consistently successful actors and a favorite of studio head Louis B. Mayer.

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