Who were the 8 wives of Mickey Rooney?

Mickey Rooney


Mickey Rooney was 93 years old when he passed away on April 6, 2014, from natural causes. He was born on September 23, 1920. He was a vaudevillian, actor, producer, and radio performer from the United States.

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In 1926, he made his debut in a motion picture. He portrayed the title role in the first Mickey McGuire short movie the following year.

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Who were the 8 wives of Mickey Rooney?

Ava Gardner, Betty Jane Rase, Martha Vickers, Elaine Devry, Barbara Ann Thomason, Marge Lane, Carolyn Hockett, and Jan Chamberlin were Mickey Rooney’s eight wives.

Ava Gardner and Mickey Rooney got married on January 10, 1942, only a few time after they both signed contracts with MGM.

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Betty Jane Phillips, Rooney’s second wife

Rooney and Betty Jane Phillips had two boys together after they were married. One son was born from his 1949 marriage to actress Martha Vickers, which terminated in divorce in 1951. In 1952, he wed the actress Elaine Mahnken; they were divorced in 1958.

Eight marriages total, six of which ended in divorce for Rooney.


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