Despite his stage name Mickey Rooney, the veteran movie actor and entertainer who died this week aged 93, was not of Irish American lineage.
He was born Joseph Yule Junior in Brooklyn, New York.
His father Ninnian Joseph Ewell or Yule (the name originates from the north Shetland island of Yell) was from Glasgow.
His mother, Nellie Carter, was from Kansas City, Missouri.
Blueprint brief – 9th April 2014