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The Eight Marriages of Mickey Rooney


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Mickey Rooney's Fourth Wife -- Elaine Mahnken Devry (1952-1958)
Mickey Rooney and Elaine Mahnken

Mickey Rooney and his fourth wife actress Elaiine Mahnken kiss at Ciro's in Hollywood, California in July 1953.

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Elaine Devry aka aka Thelma Elaine Mahnken aka Elaine Davis: January 10, 1930 in Compton, California.

How Elaine and Mickey Met: 
Elaine and Mickey reportedly met in the fall of 1952 at the Woodland Hills driving range. 

Wedding Date: 
Mickey and Elaine were married on November 15, 1952 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Wee Kirk o' the Heather.

Elaine: Actress, model.

Six years later, citing Mickey's gambling and cheating, Elaine and Mickey were separated in 1957. They divorced on May 18, 1958.

Previous Marriage:
From 1948 to 1952, Elaine was previously married to Dan Ducich, a reported gambler, who was convicted in 1949 of armed robbery, 
Source: Alvin H. Marill. Mickey Rooney: His Films, Television Apparances, Radio Work, Stage Shows. and Recordings. 2005. pg 42.

Quotes About the Marriage of Elaine Devry and Mickey Rooney:

Elaine: "While they were dunning him for bills, he'd be out buying two new Jaguars."
Source: Aljean Harmetz. "Mickey Rooney, Master of Putting On a Show, Dies at 93." NYTimes.com. 4/07/2014. 


Elaine: "Living with Mickey is no bed of roses. Six wives can't all be wrong."
Source: IMDb.com.


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