Joe Yule and then-wife Nell Carter, a chorus girl and dancer, formed a family vaudeville act which quickly included son Mickey Rooney when he was about a year old. The couple broke up the act and the marriage when Mickey was 3.
You've got to recognize, there will never be another you. It has nothing to do with ego; it happens to be the truth. There will never be another person the same. There'll never be another you. There'll never be another me . . . And there'll never be another show like this!
Ninnian Joseph Ewell
30 April 1894, Scotland
30 March 1950, Hollywood, California
Ninnian Joseph Ewell (30 April 1892 - 30 March 1950) was a Scottish vaudeville comedian who starred in many films as a character actor. He was noted for his role in the "Jiggs and Maggie" film series.
Yule was born in the Polmadie district of Glasgow. As a child, he emigrated with his parents to the United States (circa 1900), probably when he changed his name to Joseph Yule. He married Nellie W. Carter, who was from Kansas City, Missouri. Both were vaudeville actors, and were appearing together in a Brooklyn production of A Gaiety Girl when their son Joseph Yule, Jr., was born. Their son would later adopt the professional name Mickey Rooney.
The Yules separated in 1924 during a slump in vaudeville, and in 1925, Nell Yule moved with her son to Hollywood. Yule died 25 years later from a heart attack, aged 57.