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Also Known As: Died: April 6, 2014
Born: September 23, 1920 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1922:
First appeared onstage as part of his parents' vaudeville act
1927:
Starred as Mickey McGuire in over 50 installments of a two-reel comedy series
1934:
Signed to MGM
1934:
Started his film career with nearly a dozen credits in a single year, including roles in "Manhattan Melodrama" and "I Like It That Way"
1935:
Played Puck in a star-studded film production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," starring James Cagney and Olivia de Haviland
1935:
Acted in "Ah, Wilderness," a film adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's comedy
1936:
Featured in the sentimental "Little Lord Fauntleroy" starring Freddie Bartholomew
1937:
Debuted as Andy Hardy in "A Family Affair"
1937:
First of ten films with Judy Garland, "Thoroughbreds Don't Cry"
1938:
Had acclaimed roles in "Boys Town" and "Love Finds Andy Hardy"
1938:
Awarded an honorary Academy Award along with fellow teen star Deanna Durbin
1939:
Starred with Judy Garland in Busby Berkeley's "Babes in Arms"; earned first Oscar nomination
1940:
Re-teamed with Garland and Berkeley in "Strike Up the Band"
1941:
Third collaboration with Berkeley and Garland, "Babes on Broadway"
1943:
Received an Oscar nomination for his performance as a teenager who takes over as man of the house in "The Human Comedy"
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Did not appear in films for two years while serving in WWII
1946:
First postwar film, "Love Laughs at Andy Hardy"; the last installment of the series for 12 years
1948:
Played Lorenz Hart opposite Tom Drake's Richard Rodgers in "Words and Music"; final film with Garland
1948:
Starred as the older brother of the character he played in "Ah, Wilderness" (1935) in the musical adaptation "Summer Holiday"
1951:
Feature film directorial debut, "My True Story"
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Performed mostly supporting roles in A-budget films and leads in B's during the 1950s
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Starred in the NBC sitcom "The Mickey Rooney Show"
1956:
Gave a memorable performance in the World War II drama "The Bold and the Brave"; nominated for Oscar for his performance
1957:
Starred as the titular gangster in "Baby Face Nelson"
1958:
Made last Andy Hardy film, "Andy Hardy Comes Home"
1959:
Played a death row inmate in "The Last Mile"
1960:
Directed second feature film, "The Private Lives of Adam and Eve"
1961:
Gave a charmless performance as an Asian man taken with Audrey Hepburn's Holly Golightly in "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
1963:
Featured in the ensemble comedy "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"
1979:
Co-starred in "The Black Stallion"; earned fourth Oscar nomination
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Played a retiree who enherits a luxury hotel in the sitcom "Mickey" (ABC)
1980:
Starred on Broadway, opposite Ann Miller, in the popular revue "Sugar Babies"; received a Tony nomination
1981:
Played Bill Sackler, a man faced with reassimilating to life outside a mental institution, in the fact-based CBS TV-movie "Bill"
1982:
Awarded second Honorary Oscar
1983:
Reprised title role in the CBS TV-movie sequel "Bill on His Own"
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Played Henry Dailey on the Family Channel series, "The Adventures of the Black Stallion"
1994:
Co-hosted the compilation feature documentary, "That's Entertainment III," a retrospective salute to the MGM musicals from the 1920s through the 50s
1994:
Wrote first novel, <i>The Search for Sonny Skies</i>
1995:
Appeared in the Toronto production of "Crazy for You," a stage adaptation of his film "Girl Crazy"
2000:
Featured in the Disney Channel TV-movie "Phantom of the Megaplex"
2006:
Cast opposite Ben Stiller in the action-adventure-comedy "Night at the Museum"
2008:
Starred as Chief, a wise old ranch owner, in the independent family feature film "Lost Stallions: The Journey Home"

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