In 1942, actor and entertainer Mickey Rooney married first wife and future Hollywood starlet Ava Gardner, but the two were divorced in 1943, well before she became a star in her own right. Ava went on to marry Artie Shaw (1945-1946) and Frank Sinatra (1951-1957). Mickey went on to marry and divorce six more times. He married wife #8, singer Jan Chamberlin in 1978 (in May 2013 they separated).
People had a habit of looking at me as if I were some kind of mirror instead of a person. They didn't see me, they saw their own lewd thoughts, then they white-masked themselves by calling me the lewd one. MM