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Mickey Rooney's family ends burial dispute

Mickey Rooney's family ends burial dispute

LOS ANGELES, April 11 (UPI) -- Mickey Rooney's estranged wife, Jan Chamberlin, and his conservator, Michael Augustine, have reached an agreement on where the actor will be buried.
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Actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- The Hollywood icon died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles.
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Memorial planned for actress Julie Harris Dec. 3 in N.Y.

Memorial planned for actress Julie Harris Dec. 3 in N.Y.

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A memorial celebration in honor of the late actress Julie Harris is to take place Dec. 3 at the Barnard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York, organizers said.

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Rooney sues stepson, claims elder abuse

Rooney sues stepson, claims elder abuse

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Mickey Rooney's lawyers say they have filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles accusing the screen icon's stepson of financially and verbally abusing him.
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Rooney's stepson denies abuse claims

Rooney's stepson denies abuse claims

LOS ANGELES, March 4 (UPI) -- Mickey Rooney's stepson is denying he abused the Hollywood icon as Rooney has claimed.
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Rooney calls for end to elder abuse

Rooney calls for end to elder abuse

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- Nonagenarian actor Mickey Rooney called upon the Senate Special Committee on Aging in Washington Wednesday to help end the abuse of elders by their caregivers.
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Rooney accuses stepson of abuse

Rooney accuses stepson of abuse

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles judge appointed a temporary conservator for Mickey Rooney after the actor accused his stepson of abusing him, court records show.
Jermaine backs million-fan MJ portrait

Jermaine backs million-fan MJ portrait

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A million fans are being invited to take part in the composition of a pointillist portrait of the late U.S. pop icon Michael Jackson, organizers said.
Rooney to be honored at Thalians ball

Rooney to be honored at Thalians ball

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Film, stage and TV star Mickey Rooney will be honored at the upcoming 54th annual Thalians Ball in Beverly Hills, Calif., organizers say.
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Mickey Rooney (born September 23, 1920) is an American film actor and entertainer whose film, television, and stage appearances span nearly his entire lifetime. During his career he has won multiple awards, including an Honorary Academy Award, a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award. Working as a performer since he was a small 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 more than 80 years. 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.

Rooney was born Joseph Yule, Jr. in Brooklyn, New York, to a vaudeville family. 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, unbeknownst to everyone, he crawled on stage 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.

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