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His parents were in vaudeville and Mickey's first on stage appearance was at 18 months of age.
Famous for his roles in 'National Velvet' [thanks historycomestolife], 'Boy's Town' [thanks ,Movieclips Classic Trailers] 'The Black Stallion' and 'Babes In Arms' [ thanks ClassicM]...I always loved his movies as a child and teenager. I remember him singing with JUDY GARLAND and HERE , and will find a video and post it.
Mickey Rooney's popularity reached all ages...my mother had met him in the '40's in Reno, Nevada, where she worked in a club. She always mentioned that fact when we saw him in his movies...so, he seemed like our very own Mickey Rooney somehow. He was friendly and polite to Mom, she was so impressed by this, always calling him a BIG caring man. Thank you Mickey, Jan
Here's a video from YOUTUBE with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland singing together called 'MGM Musical Comedy Sketch' [ thanks TheManThatGetsAway]. This is what the video page says: " Published on Feb 17, 2013
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