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Mickey Rooney has been divorced from Ava Gardner since May 21, 1943. They had been married for 1.4 years. Mickey Rooney is now deceased.

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Mickey Rooney

Entertainment - Actor

Why Famous: Guinness Book of Records, actor with longest career on both stage and screen

Age: 93 (9/23/1920 - 4/6/2014)

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Ava Gardner

Entertainment - Actress

Why Famous: one of the American Film Institute's greatest stars of all time

Age: 67 (12/24/1922 - 1/25/1990)

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Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating 7/1941 5.8 months
Engaged 12/24/1941 less than 1 month
Married 1/10/1942 1.4 years
    Separated 7/1942 --
    Filed for Divorce 9/1942 --
Divorced 5/21/1943 --
 Total1.9 years

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Where and/or how did Mickey Rooney and Ava Gardner meet?

They met while filming the movie Babes on Broadway also starring Judy Garland.

Why did Mickey Rooney and Ava Gardner break up?

They broke up because Mickey wouldn't abandon his partying lifestyle.

Other Relationship Information about Mickey Rooney and Ava Gardner:

Ava described their marriage as the romantic comedy 'Love Finds Andy Hardy.'

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Classic Quotes by Mickey Rooney and Ava Gardner about their relationship:

"Well, honey, he may have enjoyed the sex, but I sure as hell didn't." Ava Gardner

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