Ninian Joseph Yule Jr. passed away recently. He was 93 and had been in show business for more than 88 years. He starred in more than 200 movies -- even if he was not the lead, he was always a star. Like so many actors of the 1930s and '40s, his personal life was often more interesting than his work. He was married eight times and had as many or more children and step-children. His was not the typical story of an actor who peaked early and then fell apart.
This guy, this Ninian Joseph Yule Jr., had his downs, but they were always followed by ups. His resilience and adaptability were evident when, having never played Texas Hold 'Em before, he was, according to IMDb.com, ranked seventh on the World Poker Tour Invitational.
From the age of 7 or so, he was known to the public as Mickey Rooney. At the time of his death, his estate was valued at just $18,000.