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Mickey Rooney Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Children

Mickey Rooney Quick Info
Height 5 ft 1½ in
Weight 61 kg
Date of Birth September 23, 1920
Zodiac Sign Libra
Date of Death April 6, 2014

Mickey Rooney was an American actor, producer, radio entertainer, and vaudevillian who is best remembered for starring in successful films such as National Velvet (1944), Boys Town (1938), It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Quicksand (1950), Babes in Arms (1939), The Human Comedy (1943), The Bold and the Brave (1956), The Black Stallion (1979), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), Night at the Museum (2006), Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962), etc.

Born Name

Joseph Yule Jr.

Nick Name

Mickey Rooney, Mickey Maguire, The Mick, The Mickster

Mickey Rooney as seen in 1945
Mickey Rooney as seen in 1945 (Autograph Magazine / Wikimedia / Public Domain)


He was born on September 23, 1920.


He passed away from natural causes on April 6, 2014, at the age of 93 years in Los Angeles.

Sun Sign


Born Place

New York City, New York, United States





Actor, Producer, Radio Entertainer, Vaudevillian


  • Father – Joe Yule (Burlesque, Vaudeville Actor)
  • Mother – Nellie W. Carter (Chorus Girl, Burlesque Performer)

Net Worth

At the time of his death, Mickey Rooney’s net worth was $20,000 according to




5 ft 1½ in or 156 cm


61 kg or 134.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Mickey Rooney had dated –

  1. Norma Shearer (1938)
  2. Mary Beth Hughes (1939)
  3. Diana Lewis (1939-1940)
  4. Betty Grable (1940)
  5. Linda Darnell (1940)
  6. Lana Turner (1940-1941)
  7. Sheila Ryan (1941)
  8. Ava Gardner (1941-1943) – His marriage to the famous actress Ava Gardner lasted from January 10, 1942, until May 1943.
  9. Sally Yarnell (1943)
  10. Carole Landis (1943)
  11. B.J. Baker (1943-1949) – On September 30, 1944, he wed the singer and songwriter B.J. Baker. The couple became parents to 2 sons named Mickey Rooney Jr. (July 3, 1945-July 16, 2022) and Tim Rooney (January 4, 1947-September 23, 2006). However, their marriage ended in divorce in 1949.
  12. Abigail Adams (1944)
  13. Ramsay Ames (1944)
  14. Elizabeth Taylor (1946-1948)
  15. Beverly Tyler (1947)
  16. M’liss McClure (1948)
  17. Joi Lansing (1948)
  18. Marilyn Monroe (1949)
  19. Martha Vickers (1949-1951) – Mickey tied the knot with Martha Vickers, a model and actress, on June 3, 1949. They welcomed a son named Teddy Rooney before getting divorced in September 1951.
  20. Christine Larson (1951)
  21. June Kirby (1952)
  22. Gloria Pall (1952)
  23. Elaine Devry (1952-1958) – He and Elaine Devry became husband and wife on November 18, 1952. However, they filed for divorce in 1958.
  24. Barbara Ann Thomason (1958-1966) – He wed Barbara Ann Thomason aka Carolyn Mitchell on December 1, 1958. His wife gave birth to 4 children named Kelly Ann Rooney, Kerry Rooney, Michael Joseph Kyle Rooney (b. March 30, 1962), and Kimmy Sue Rooney. However, their marriage ended with her death at the hands of her lover, Milos Milos on January 30, 1966.
  25. Marge Lane (1966-1967) – Marge Lane became Rooney’s wife for only 100 days in 1967.
  26. Carolyn Hockett (1969-1975) – From May 27, 1969, until 1975, Mickey was married to Carolyn Hockett. The couple was parents to a son named Jimmy Rooney and a daughter named Jonelle Rooney.
  27. Jan Chamberlin (1978-2014) – Jan Chamberlin got married to the Arabian Adventure (1979) star on July 18, 1978. They stayed together for around 34 years before separating in June 2012. However, they were still legally married at the time of the actor’s death in 2014.
Mickey Rooney and his wife Jan as seen together in 2000
Mickey Rooney and his wife Jan as seen together in 2000 (Linda D. Kozaryn / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity


He had Scottish and English ancestry.

Hair Color

Light Brown

However, his hair had turned ‘Gray’ by the time of his death.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Short height
  • Cherubic face
  • Energetic personality


Born-Again Christianity

Mickey Rooney as seen with Judy Garland in the 1938 film Love Finds Andy Hardy
Mickey Rooney as seen with Judy Garland in the 1938 film Love Finds Andy Hardy (Clarence Bull / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Mickey Rooney Facts

  1. He shared a close friendship with another child star, Judy Garland. The two collaborated on a string of successful films like Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry (1937), Babes in Arms (1939), Strike Up the Band (1940), Girl Crazy (1943), Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941), among many others.
  2. During the Second World War, he served 5 months with the Third Army of Gen. George S. Patton and was promoted to the rank of sergeant. Rooney was awarded a Bronze Star, in addition to other decorations, upon his return.
  3. He had starred in 4 films that were selected by the Library of Congress for the National Film Registry due to their significance ‘culturally, historically or aesthetically’. They are Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938), National Velvet (1944), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), and The Black Stallion (1979).
  4. Mickey’s performance in Babes in Arms (1939) earned him an Oscar nomination for ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ at the young age of 19 years. As of 2023, he is the second-youngest Oscar nominee in that category only behind Jackie Cooper, who earned the nomination for Skippy (1931) at the age of 9 years.

Featured Image by Autograph Magazine / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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