Mickey Rooney’s given name is Joe Yule, Jr. He also used the stage names of Mickey McGuire and Mickey Rooney. He attended Lawlor Professional School and met Judy Garland there, giving their first performance to their classmates on October 21, 1933. Mickey Rooney was a star as a child actor and has continued his career throughout his adult life. He attended Lawlor Professional School and he tells about that experience in his autobiography, Life Is Too Short. Alumni of Lawlor and Mar-Ken should read his account of his school days. His colorful life has included eight marriages, some to equally well known starlets. He is an author, painter, golfer and pilot. His entertainment credits are legion.
– by Alan H. Simon for Mar-Ken.org
From the 1935 Lawlor Professionals:
Mickey Rooney is listed in this Lawlor Professional School casting book under “Some Stars who have attended our School”
From the December 3, 1936 Lawlor Journal:
FOOTBALL TEAM IN FULL SWAY: …Mickey Rooney, that excellent young actor and ex-Lawlorite, has challenged our unofficial team to a game next Sunday. Good luck, fellows!
[Note by Alan H. Simon: Mickey was a student at Hollywood Professional School at this time.]
Links to other resources about Mickey Rooney:
Internet Movie Database listing:
Biography with reference to attendance at Lawlor: