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Doreen dead at 74 ....
another part of many's childhood passed away .. Doreen Tracy is dead ... Doreen was one of the original Mouseketeers......Doreen passed away Wednesday at the age of 74 of pnumonia .... RIP Doreen .... see vid in link ^^^
Doreen Tracey, one of the Mouseketeers on Disney’s original 1950s iteration of The Mickey Mouse Club, has died, according to the AP. She was 74.
Tracey reportedly died from pneumonia on Wednesday at a hospital in Thousand Oaks, California.
The child star auditioned for The Mickey Mouse Club at the age of 12 and remained a member of the show for its original three-season run from 1955-1959 on ABC. 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! The Wagons with Disney’s Davy Crockett — Fess Parker.
Disney CEO Bob Iger shared his condolences for the former Disney star on Twitter, writing “Rest in peace Doreen Tracey…A true original and an original member of the Mouseketeers. Your Disney family will miss you.”
View image on Twitter View image on Twitter Robert Iger ? @RobertIger Rest in peace Doreen Tracey....A true original and an original member of the Mouseketeers. Your Disney family will miss you.
11:47 AM - Jan 12, 2018 11 11 Replies 100 100 Retweets 504 504 likes Twitter Ads info and privacy Doreen Tracey was born on April 3, 1943, in London, and her family immigrated to the United States when she was only 4 years old. She learned to dance and sing from a young age, as her father ran a nightclub and a dance studio.
Tracey appeared on The Donna Reed show in 1959 before shifting into a more rebellious phase of her career, which included traveling to Vietnam during the war with her rock group Doreen and the Invaders and acting as a publicist to iconoclastic musician and filmmaker Frank Zappa.
The actress temporarily strained her relationship with Disney in 1976 when she posed nude in Gallery magazine, wearing nothing but her mouse ears. However, in later years, she often participated in Mouseketeer reunions or television specials, as well as maintained close relationships with many of her fellow Mickey Mouse Club members.
Tracey was divorced and is survived by a son, Bradley, and two grandchildren, Gavin and Autumn.
I knew there had to be something more than her being a Mouseketeer for you to post this..........
She posed nude in Gallery magazine......
You dirty dog........;-)
There isn't one straight American male Boomer who doesn't remember Doreen.
She wasn't Annette, but she came in second without question.
BB, you should check out those pics... she grew up real nice .... aint bad
Besides me, who else here came home after school and never missed an episode of The Mickey Mouse Club?
As cool as Annette and her fellow Mouseketeers were, my best rememberances were the Spin and Marty shows, as well as the Hardy Boys episodes.
Remember this one ..... "Corky and WhiteShadow" ..... ^^^link
Bobby....one of the Musketeers was a dancer on Lawrence Welk when he grew up.
When I was young I thought Annette was the best looking girl I ever saw.
I remember that one JTV. Especially the pic of her sitting on the piano bench.....OMG!!!
May she RIP!
I too thought Annette was the best looking girl I ever saw. Doreen was a close second however. But my all time favorite show from back in the 1950s was DAVY CROCKETT with Fess Parker,...
Man are you guys a bunch of old farts..... She was about 40 by the time I was in high school.....
I came from a family of non-hunting urbanites, and it was Davy Crockett and the owners of the local tavern/restaurant who went to Maine every year to hunt deer and bear and actually hung their kills in front of the restaurant on Main St downtown who sparked my hunting/outdoors urge. I wanted to hunt and be in the woods from when I first understood what it was.
Well I saw Annette, in real life, up close, with Dick Clark and she was beautiful. We were both teenagers. Some of the other girls on the dance shows were gorgeous. On one show I got to lean on Fats Domino's piano while he played Blueberry hill. My mother actually got to see me on TV. You whipper snappers prolly don't even know about Fats. Black and white TV in those days.
When I went to Viet Nam in '68 Fess Parker sat in the row ahead of me. He was on a USO tour. About half the plane full of GI's got an autograph from him. Big guy, so he was up a lot walking the isle as this was a 707 charter flight with as many seats as they could get in it.
Yeah.... he's the guy that sand the Happy Days song...... ha !!
And Daniel Boone was a Man ! A big Man ! ... not some wimpy boy loving Freefruity lyin POS 'Theist from CT ....