Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Trivia Tuesday: Mickey Rooney

Born Joseph Yule, Jr. on this date in 1920

Was considered for the role of Archie Bunker in "All in the Family"

Married eight times

Was considered for "Summer Stock" (1950) before Gene Kelly eventually won the lead

Holds the record for longest film career at 89 years.

Has four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Served in World War II, eventually reaching the rank of Sergeant

Starred in fifteen "Andy Hardy" films for MGM

Was the voice of Santa Claus in four Rankin/Bass stop motion Christmas specials

Interred at Hollywood Forever cemetery