Mickey Rooney was born Joseph Yule, Jr., to a vaudeville family in Brooklyn,
New York. He began performing at the age of 17 months as part of his parents
routine. He has won multiple awards, including an Honorary Academy Award,
a Golden Glove and an Emmy Award. He became a superstar as teenager
for the Andy Hardy films for MGM from 1937 to 1958. Mickey Rooney has
had one of the longest careers of any actor, spanning almost 90 to date. He
has the distinction of being the last surviving male star from 1930s Hollywood.