Elaine Devry is known as an American actress. She is most famous for her marriage with well-known American actor and comedian, Mickey Rooney.
Elaine Devry was born as Thelma Elaine Mahnken on January 10, 1930 in Compton, California. She was born to parents, Fred P. and Hortense Mahnken. Her sibling, Jeff, was three years her senior. She started to model at the age fifteen because a talent scout convinced her that she was pretty enough for the work. She graduated from Compton High School and later studied at Compton Junior College where she was named the homecoming queen.
Devry appeared in various movies in her acting career including A Guide for the Married Man. She was credited as Elaine Davis in her initial acting roles, including her first film, The Atomic Kid, in which she and her husband, Mickey Rooney co-starred.
Devry showed up on Perry Mason, playing the title role of litigant Janice Wainwright in the 1962 episode, "The Case of the Shapely Shadow." She likewise appeared in numerous other mainstream TV series, including Death Valley Days in the famous episode "Yankee Confederate" with Tod Andrews. She was also in shows like Bonanza, 77 Sunset Strip, Burke's Law, Family Affair, I Dream of Jeannie, Marcus Welby, M.D., Dragnet, and Tales of Wells Fargo.
Devry got to married Dan Ducich, her high school sweetheart, in Butte, Montana, in September 1948. The next year, Ducich was indicted for different thefts in Los Angeles and condemned to five years probation. The couple dwelled in Butte, yet separated in 1952.
After their split, she entered a six-year marriage to famous actor Mickey Rooney, whom she met in 1952. They got married to each other on November 15, 1952 in Las Vegas. They had a son together during their marriage
Mickey Rooney was the ex of beautiful actresses like Ava Gardner and Martha Vickers. Elaine was happy to meet the high qualified bachelor at the Woodland Hills driving range. When they got introduced to each other, it was his first day back home from a 21-day outing to Korea as a military servicemen. They quickly fell in love and she spends consistent quality time with Rooney for about a month
Rooney proposed to her at supper at Don the Beachcomber's. After she agreed to his proposal, he chartered a plane, and with certain companions, and they set off for a Las Vegas wedding.
Last Modified: Feb 7, 2020