Mickey Rooney Net Worth

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Mickey Rooney Net Worth
Net Worth:
$20 Thousand
Date of Birth
September 23, 1920
Place of Birth
Actor, Comedian, Film Producer, Film director, Soldier, Radio personality, Voice Actor, Television producer

Mickey Rooney net worth: Mickey Rooney was an American actor and entertainer who had a net worth of $20 thousand. Mickey Rooney was born Joseph Yule, Jr. in Brooklyn, New York on September 23, 1920. Both of his parents were vaudeville performers. Mickey began performing with his parents on stage at 17 months. Mickey's first big acting role was in the "Our Gang" film series, also known as The Little Rascals. Mickey was paid $5 per a day for his work. Bigger film roles soon began to roll in after Mickey moved from New York to Hollywood in 1925. In 1937, he appeared in the titular role of the film "Andy Hardy" alongside Judy Garland. Andy Hardy was a surprise hit for MGM and led to 13 sequels between 1937 and 1946. At this point in his career, Mickey was 19 years old and arguably the biggest star in the world. He was bringing home $150,000 per year, roughly $2.5 million after adjusting for inflation. In 1938, Mickey appeared in "Boys Town" alongside Spencer Tracey. Rooney's work was honored with a special Juvenile Academy Award in 1939. During World War II, he served just under two years in the Army's Entertainment division before returning to Hollywood. He received several medals, including a bronze star during his time in the army. Over the next five decades, Mickey carved out an incredibly successful career that brought dozens more awards including an Academy Award and an Emmy. He was married eight times and had nine children. Mickey died on April 6, 2014 at the age of 93. In the days following Mickey's death, it was revealed that his total estate was only valued at $18,000. In his later years, Mickey was a vocal advocate fighting elder abuse, specifically with regards to their finances. Before he died, Mickey was forced to sue his own stepson for grossly mismanaging his estate and losing millions of dollars.

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Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney

Mickey Rooney was an American actor of film, television, Broadway, radio, and vaudeville. Beginning as a child actor, his career extended over 80 years, making him one of the most enduring performers in show business history. He appeared in more than 300 films and was one of...
Actor / Comedian / Film Producer / Film director / Soldier / Radio personality / Voice Actor / Television producer
Date of Birth
  • September 23, 1920
  • Ninian Joseph Yule Jr.
  • The Mick
  • Mickey McGuire
  • The Mickster
  • Joseph Yule, Jr.
  • Sonny Yule
  • Joe Yule Jr.
  • Mickey Yule
  • Joe Jr.
  • Mickey McBan
  • Scottish American
  • 5 ft 1 in (1.57 m)
  • United States of America
  • United States of America
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Notable Appearances
  • Bill
  • Bill: On His Own
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's
    Mr. Yunioshi
  • Captains Courageous
    Dan Troop
  • Erik the Viking
    Erik's Grandfather
  • Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
  • Phantom of the Megaplex
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