Birth Name: Mickey Rourke
Birth Place: Schenectady, New York, USA
Born on Sept. 16, 1956 in Schenectady, NY, Rourke was raised by his father, Philip, a country club caretaker and amateur bodybuilder, and his mother, Ann. In part because his father was abusive to him, his parents divorced when Rourke was six, leaving him and his brother, Joey, with their mother. A few years later, Ann moved the broken family to Miami Beach, FL, where Rourke came of age in Liberty City, a rough-and-tumble neighborhood where he quickly learned how to fight for survival. By the time he was 12. Rourke began learning how to box at the famed 5th Street Gym, where Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard trained. Though he also excelled at baseball and football, boxing was Rourke's firs...
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