Stars of the Silver Screen: Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney (from "Babes in Arms")
11"w x 8.5"h
Library, Office, Study
Famous Film Couple
In celebration of American films, Dogbotz Boneyard is making available for purchase top-quality, mint-condition, glossy black-and-white photographic prints of well-renowned movie stars of the 1930s, ‘40s, ‘50s and early ‘60s. Each print comes in a clear document holder and is ready to be matted and/or framed.
Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American actress, singer and vaudevillian. She was renowned for her vocals and attained international stardom that continued throughout a career that spanned more than 40 years as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, and as a recording artist and on the concert stage. Respected for her versatility, she received a Juvenile Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award as well as Grammy Awards and a Special Tony Award.
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the remake of A Star Is Born and for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1961 film Judgment at Nuremberg. She remains the youngest recipient (at 39 years of age) of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in the motion picture industry.
Mickey Rooney (born Joseph Yule, Jr.; September 23, 1920 – April 6, 2014) was an American actor of film, television, Broadway, radio, and vaudeville. Beginning as a child actor, Rooney’s career spanned nearly nine decades and continued until shortly before his death. He appeared in more than 300 films and was one of the last surviving stars of the silent-film era, with one of the longest careers in the medium's history.
At the height of a career that was marked by precipitous declines and raging comebacks, Rooney played the role of Andy Hardy in a series of 15 films in the 1930s and 1940s that epitomized American family values. A versatile performer, he could sing, dance, clown and play various musical instruments, becoming a celebrated character actor later in his career. Laurence Olivier once said he considered Rooney “the greatest actor of them all.” Clarence Brown, who directed him in two of his earliest dramatic roles, National Velvet and The Human Comedy, said he was “the closest thing to a genius I ever worked with.”
Together, Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland were Hollywood’s biggest onscreen power couple. As child stars, they grew up together in the movie studio system and shared top billing on nearly 10 films. The two actors were so close, according to Rooney, it transcended any love affair. “She was my sister from the beginning — the sister I never had,” Rooney said in a decades old television interview. “She was the love I’d searched for.”