Doreen Tracey, one of the original Mouseketeers on Disney's Mickey Mouse Club, passed away this week at the age of 74.
Original Disney Mouseketeer Doreen Tracey leaves the world at 74
Tracey, who described herself as the "black sheep" of The Mickey Mouse Show, died on Wednesday at a hospital in Thousand Oaks, California. She kept close to Disney over the years, appearing at various conventions and performing in reunion shows. She afterwards served as a publicist to artist Frank Zappa and functioned in Warner Bros... To help finance the Disneyland park, he agreed to supply ABC with TV shows. The big-screen show revealed that the sensation having its October 3, 1955, introduction.
At age 12, Tracey auditioned for a job on The Mickey Mouse Club - she sang a Patti Page number called "Cross Over the Bridge" - and was hired. It thrived for 2 seasons and then had been paid down into a half-dozen for a couple. She was part of the nine-person cast for the show's entire initial four-year run. Tracey maintained a lifelong bond with Disney, later appearing in a spinoff of The Mickey Mouse Club with host Annette Funicello known as Annette and Disney western Westward, Ho!More news: Poised For a Move? BCE Inc (BCE) See Shares Move
The black-and-white series was syndicated in 1962-65.
Lorraine Santoli, a former executive at Disney who wrote "The Official Mickey Mouse Club Book", said Tracey remained close to her Disney roots, maintaining long-time friendships with her fellow Mouseketeers. Tracey strained her connection with Disney by posing for a men's publication 1976 with practically nothing except her tight mouse head sporting only an open trench jacket facing Disney Studios.More news: NRI held for molesting United States national
She's survived by her son, Bradley, and her two grandchildren.More news: DISH Network Corp (DISH) Shares Sold by Neuberger Berman Group LLC