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A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., diminutive actor Mickey Rooney entered the world as Joe Yule Jr. on Sept. 23, 1920, and at age 7 began headlining two-reel silent comedies.

Rooney landed a part in Captains Courageous (1937) before starring as Andy Hardy in a string of 15 films that put him on the A-list. After appearing in Boys Town (1938) and Babes in Arms (1939), he was the No. 1 box-office attraction. He showed off his dramatic skills opposite a prepubescent Elizabeth Taylor in National Velvet (1944), but Rooney's star power ebbed after World War II. Becoming a character actor, he turned up in such movies as Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961).

Rooney's poignant supporting role in The Black Stallion (1979) brought an Oscar nod, and he copped an Emmy and a Golden Globe in 1981 for the TV movie Bill. He later lent his voice to several animated features, including The Care Bears Movie (1985). Rooney died April 6, 2014, at the age of 93.

Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's

1961 NR

Fortune hunter Holly Golightly finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak, who moves into her building on a wealthy woman's dime. As romance blooms between Paul and Holly, Doc Golightly shows up on the scene, revealing Holly's past.

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