Mickey Rooney was married eight times. Here are the details of those relationships.
First Marriage - Ava Gardner
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Second Marriage - Betty Jane Rase Baker
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Third Marriage - Martha Vickers
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Fourth Marriage - Elaine Mahnken Devry
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Fifth Marriage - Barbara Ann Thomason
Separated : 1965.
Divorce Filed: 1966.
Marriage Ended: 1966, her death
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Sixth Marriage - Margaret Lane
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Seventh Marriage - Carolyn Hockett
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Eighth Marriage - Jan Chamberlin
Marriage Ended: 2014, Mickey's death.
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Mickey Rooney Information:
Mickey Rooney aka Joseph Ninian Yule Jr: September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York. Name Source: Mickey Rooney. I.E.: An Autobiography 1965. pg. 13.
At the age of 93, Mickey Rooney died on April 6, 2014 at his home in Westlake Village, California.
Mickey had nine children.
Mickey: Actor, comedian, producer, author. He was in military service for 21 months in 1944 to entertain the troops in WWII,
Quotes About Mickey Rooney's Marriages:
Mickey: “My partners weren’t what we call in horse racing parlance routers,” he told People Magazine in 1993. “They were sprinters. They went out of the gate, but then they stopped. They couldn’t go the distance.”
Source: Dan Good. "Legendary Actor Mickey Rooney Dead at 93." ABCNews.go.com. 4/07/2014.
Mickey: "Always get married early in the morning. That way, if it doesn't work out you haven't wasted a whole day."
Mickey: "My heart has been broken so many times, it has cauliflower valves."
Source: Mickey Rooney. Life is Too Short. 1992. pg. 262.
Vernon Scott: "Mickey Rooney is a modern day Columbus sailing the uncharted sea of matrimony with an abandon that makes old Chris look like a stay-at-home."
Source: Vernon Scott. "Mickey Rooney: He Searches for True Love." The Albuquerque Tribune. Albuquerque, New Mexico. 6/4/1969. pg. E-7.
Mickey: "Marriage satisfies the need and quells the fear. I am more naturally inclined to marry than most. I seem to need a wife more."
Source: Mickey Rooney. I.E.: An Autobiography. 1965. pg. 200.