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Rooney, Mickey

Bruce J. Evensen

in American National Biography Online


Published online April 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1803902

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Rooney, Mickey (23 September 1920–06 April 2014), child star, actor, and entertainer, was born Joseph Ninian Yule, Jr., in a Brooklyn boardinghouse to Joseph Ninian Yule, a vaudeville propman, and Nell (Carter) Yule. His parents met when Nell, an Ozark farm girl, ran away from home to tour in the vaudeville show ...

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Subjects: Film

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