Model, Actress, And Ex-Wife Of Mickey Rooney Passes Away


Actress and model Elaine Devry acted in a variety of movies and TV shows throughout her career, including “The Boy Who Cried Werewolf,” “The Atomic Kid,” “Bless the Beasts & Children,” “With Six You Get Eggroll,” “Dragnet 1967,” “My Three Sons,” and “Marcus Welby, M.D.”

While she was known for her acting career, she may be even better known for her personal life. Notably, she was once married to Mickey Rooney.

According to a funeral home, Devry has died at the age of 93 years old. Her cause of death has not been disclosed. She was at her home in Grants Pass, Oregon at the time of her death.

Devry was born and raised in Compton, California. She graduated from Compton High School and Compton Community College. Then she moved to Butte, Montana and got married to her high school sweetheart and basketball star Dan Ducich.

She was married to Ducich from 1948 to 1952. Ducich ended up getting arrested for robbery and died from an alleged self-inflicted gunshot wound while in Las Vegas in 1954.

After her divorce from Ducich, Devry moved back to California where she met Rooney at a golf course in Woodland Hills. He was 10 years older than she was and had already been married three times. She became his 4th wife when she was 22 years old. They had two children together during their marriage.

In 1958, Devry and Rooney separated and later divorced. While separated, Rooney began a romantic relationship with actress Barbara Ann Thomason, and he ended up marrying her after his divorce from Devry was finalized.

In 1975, Devry married her third husband, actor Will J. White. They had known each other for a long time, having first met back in 1961 on the set of NBC’s “The Dick Powell Theater.” They remained married until White’s death in 1992.

Remember when cigarettes were cool? We don’t either, but this commercial staring Devry will take you back.

Devry is survived by her two children.