Mickey Rooney

1920 - 2014

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Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule Jr.; other pseudonym Mickey Maguire; September 23, 1920 – April 6, 2014) was an American actor. In a career spanning nearly nine decades, he appeared in more than 300 films and was among the last surviving stars of the silent-film era. He was the top box-office attraction from 1939 to 1941, and one of the best-paid actors of that era. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mickey Rooney has received more than 12,532,566 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Mickey Rooney is the 527th most popular actor (down from 440th in 2019), the 965th most popular biography from United States (down from 844th in 2019) and the 259th most popular American Actor.

Mickey Rooney is most famous for his role as Andy Hardy in the film series of the same name.

Memorability Metrics

  • 13M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 62.85

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 64

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.04

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.01

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Mickey Rooney ranks 527 out of 13,578Before him are Geena Davis, Michel Galabru, Barbara Stanwyck, Claudia Mori, Desmond Llewelyn, and Sean Bean. After him are Michèle Morgan, Richard E. Grant, George Gaynes, Totò, John Cassavetes, and Bette Midler.

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Among people born in 1920, Mickey Rooney ranks 43Before him are Alberto Sordi, Ravi Shankar, Sun Myung Moon, Gunnar Gren, Kaysone Phomvihane, and Edmond H. Fischer. After him are Michèle Morgan, George Porter, Prem Tinsulanonda, Baruj Benacerraf, Chiara Lubich, and E. Donnall Thomas. Among people deceased in 2014, Mickey Rooney ranks 38Before him are Lorin Maazel, Jack Brabham, Masaru Emoto, Maya Angelou, Daniel Keyes, and Dobrica Ćosić. After him are Karlheinz Böhm, Luise Rainer, P. D. James, Yozo Aoki, Maurice Duverger, and Veljko Kadijević.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mickey Rooney ranks 965 out of 20,380Before him are Ambrose Bierce (1842), Steve Reich (1936), Melanie Griffith (1957), Arthur Kornberg (1918), Geena Davis (1956), and Barbara Stanwyck (1907). After him are Angelo Badalamenti (1937), Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913), Dashiell Hammett (1894), John Cassavetes (1929), Lynn Margulis (1938), and Bette Midler (1945).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Mickey Rooney ranks 259Before him are Billy Bob Thornton (1955), Jonathan Banks (1947), Jane Wyman (1917), Melanie Griffith (1957), Geena Davis (1956), and Barbara Stanwyck (1907). After him are John Cassavetes (1929), Bette Midler (1945), Mildred Harris (1901), Tom Waits (1949), Richard Dreyfuss (1947), and Tippi Hedren (1930).

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