Born on September 23, 1920
From Brooklyn, New York
Mickey Rooney as "Henry Dailey"
Alec (Kelly Reno) encounters a magnificent black Arabian horse while traveling aboard a steamship around the coast of North Africa with his father (Hoyt Axton). When a disaster destroys the ship, Alec frees the horse and escapes with it to a nearby island, where they form a close bond. When Alec is rescued, he insists the horse be rescued too, and both return to America. There, Alec and former jockey Henry (Mickey Rooney) work to train the horse, which Alec names "The Black," for a race.
|Academy Award (1979)||Nominated||Actor in a Supporting Role|
Mickey Rooney as "Dooley"
GI Fairchild questions the right to kill another human being, The Preacher sees everything in strict terms of good and evil, and the comedy element comes from Dooley, who runs a floating crap game with the intention of raising enough money to set up a fancy restaurant in New York. The love interest comes from Fiamma, who Fairchild and Dooley set up for The Preacher, only for a genuine relationship to develop.
|Academy Award (1956)||Nominated||Actor in a Supporting Role|
Mickey Rooney as "Homer Macauley"
During World War II, high school student Homer Macauley (Mickey Rooney) and his boss, Willie Grogan (Frank Morgan), pull their weight at the local telegraph office. Homer is dedicated and enthusiastic at first, but becomes troubled when the office begins receiving death notices about local soldiers. Luckily, he finds inspiration in a new hire, the confident Tom Spangler (James Craig). But Tom has troubles of his own. Smitten with Diana Steed (Marsha Hunt), he too must overcome his insecurities.
|Academy Award (1943)||Nominated||Actor|
Mickey Rooney as "Michael C. 'Mickey' Moran"
Mickey Moran (Mickey Rooney) and Patsy Barton (Judy Garland) are aspiring entertainers and the children of vaudeville performers. Vaudeville is losing its popularity due to the success of the movie business, and Mickey and Patsy's parents are struggling to revitalize its popularity. After deciding to produce their own show in a bid to reach their dreams of stage stardom, the young couple runs into problems, including Mickey's jealous girlfriend and the threat of being sent to a work camp.
|Academy Award (1939)||Nominated||Actor|