Long before there was Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan and even Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, 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, who died on Sunday at the age of 93, said in a decades old TV interview. "She was the love I'd searched for."
Take a look back at Rooney and Garland's most memorable onscreen moments:
1. "Babes in Arms" (1939)
While Rooney was not exactly a musical genius, he could carry a tune, knew how to dance, and had the enthusiasm to sell a song to an audience. Of course, no one would ever question Garland's way with a melody — so when MGM put their young stars in the hands of master director and choreographer Busby Berkeley, magic was waiting to happen. "Babes in Arms" hadRead More »from Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland: 5 Onscreen Power Couple Moments