Tuesday, January 31, 2017
"Celebrity Wife" Pinup and Actress Barbara Ann Rooney MURDERED 1966 Forest Lawn Glendale Cemetery
Barbara Ann Rooney (Born Barbara Ann Thomason a.k.a. Tara Thomas, Carolyn Mitchell; January 25, 1937 - January 31, 1966) was born in Phoenix, Arizona. She was a pinup model and aspiring actress. She won 17 straight beauty contests in Southern California.
Barbara married actor Mickey Rooney in 1958. They had four children: Kelly Ann Rooney (born September 13, 1959), Kerry Yule Rooney (born December 30, 1960), Michael Joseph Rooney (born April 2, 1962), and Kimmy Sue Rooney (born September 13, 1963).
In 1965, Barbara began an affair with Milos Milos, an actor friend of Rooney's.
In 1966, while Rooney was working on the film Ambush Bay in the Philippines, Barbara and Milos were found dead in Rooney's Los Angeles house in 1966. Detectives ruled it murder-suicide.
The official inquiry found that Milos had shot Barbara with Rooney's chrome-plated .38 caliber revolver and then committed suicide. The official inquiry provoked rumors that they were actually both murdered in revenge for having an affair.
Barbara Ann Rooney is interred at Forest Lawn Glendale Cemetery.