Cinema: Mickey's Old Man

When cocky young Cinemactor Mickey Rooney left Los Angeles last fortnight for an eastern personal appearance tour, among the crowd that saw him off at the station was a wrinkle-faced, red-mopped little man who looked enough like Mickey Rooney to be his father. Soon the news got around that he was. Asked for his autograph, Comedian Joe Yule, at 44 the veteran of 36 years on the professional stage, smilingly consented. Said he: "It's the first time anybody ever asked me for it."

Mickey Rooney's father gave him his start, aged three, in the Yule family vaudeville act, and the two played...

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