1920: Actor Mickey Rooney, whose film, television, and stage appearances spanned nearly his entire lifetime, is born Joseph Yule Jr. in Brooklyn, New York. Rooney started out as a child performer and became movie star as a teenager, starring in a series of films portraying the character Andy Hardy and a string of successful musicals with close friend Judy Garland. Rooney's breakthrough dramatic role came as a 18-year-old in 1938's "Boys Town," co-starring with Spencer Tracy. His role earned him a special Juvenile Academy Award and he was named the biggest box-office draw in 1939, 1940 and 1941. He died at the age of 93 on April 6, 2014.