Judy Garland (Liza Minnelli's birth mother) played the girlfriend role in three out of sixteen Andy Hardy films entitled Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938), Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940) and Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941). Mickey Rooney's close friendship with Judy Garland far exceeded beyond her role as Betsy Booth in the sixteen film Andy Hardy teen film drama series to include countless collaborations in dramas and musicals.
Eleven year old Elizabeth Taylor and Mickey Rooney in the 1944 horse racing film National Velvet
Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney collaborate together for the first time in eighteen years on June 26, 1963.
Buddy Hackett and Mickey Rooney in the 1963 film It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Mickey Rooney's return to horse racing in the 1979 film the Black Stallion.
Mickey Rooney near the end of his life
Neil Patrick Harris, Kristen Schaal, Chris Cooper, Jason Segel, Mickey Rooney, Amy Adams, Rico Rodriguez and Rashida Jones hanging out with the Muppets.