"My partners," "weren't what we call in horse racing parlance routers. They were sprinters; they went out of the gate, but then they stopped. They couldn't go the distance." - Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney's first wife: Ava Gardner
Rooney's first marriage with Ava Gardner was the most famous one. They married in 1942 when Rooney was 21 years old and Ava just 19 years old, but later the marriage ended in divorce.
Mickey Rooney's second wife Betty Jane
Mickey Rooney's second wife Betty Jane is also an actress and vocal contractor. They met at at Camp Sibert near Gadsden when Betty was just 17 years old and soon they married in 1927 in Birmingham, Alabama. Although a few photos showed Betty not so pretty as Mickey's first wife, in fact she was the Miss Alabama and Miss America Pageant in 1944. Betty diet in 2002 from a heart stoke.
Mickey Rooney's Third Wife Martha Vickers
Third wife Martha is an actress and model, born in 1925, who is much higher than Mickey. They engaged in January 1949 and got married on June 3 in the same year. Need to note that they married just 6 hours after his divorce with Betty. But this marriage didn't maintain long and finally ended in divorce. In 1971 Martha diet at the age of just 46 years old from esophageal cancer.
4th wife Mickey Rooney's Fourth Wife Elaine Mahnken Devry
Mickey Rooney soon found love again with Elaine Mahnken Devry, who was also an actress and model born in 1930. They were reported falling in love in 1952 at a driving range at Woodland Hills and in November 1952 they married. The marriage maintained 6 years and ended in divorce again due to Mickey's cheating and gambing.
Mickey Rooney 5th wife Barbara Ann Thomason
Mickey Rooney's 5th wife Barbara Ann Thomason was a model, dance instruction and she was also the beauty queen. But more well-known for her sad ending: being murdered at an early age!
Mickey met Barbara at a nightclub introduced by his salesman friend, then they held a marriage secretly in Mexico in 1958 and held another formal wedding in the next year. Just hours after the last divorce from Elaine. They had 4 children during the relationship.
Barbara Ann Thomason is the only women that their relationship didn't end in divorce because she was murdered at just 29 years old in 1966. The murder was her lover Milos Milosevic in California.
Mickey Rooney's Sixth Wife Margaret Lane
Mickey Rooney's 6th wife is Margaret Lane, the good friend of Mickey's wife Barbara and they had been known each other fro 8 years before the wedding held in 1966. This is a classic Las Vegas style wedding because it just maintained 2 months and they ended in devorce just a little more than 3 months.
Mickey Rooney's Seventh Wife Carolyn Hockett
Mickey Rooney's 7th wife Carolyn Hockett was a secretary and born in 1943. They married in 1969 in Las Vegas and later they gave birth to 2 kids. They devorced in 1975 citing financial instability.
Mickey Rooney 8th wife Jan Chamberlain (Jan Rooney)
Jan Chamberlain is the last wife of Mickey Rooney, born in 1939 in Los Angeles, Jan is 18 years younger than Mickey. She is a singer and music teacher. They met in 1974 when Jan attended with one of Mickey's son. They married in 1978. Their marriage lasts the longest but sadly they separated in May 2013.
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