Original Disney Mouseketeer Doreen Tracey dead at 74

Joann Johnston
January 13, 2018

According to Deadline, Tracey died in Thousand Oaks, California from pneumonia, following a two-year battle with cancer. She afterwards served as a publicist to artist Frank Zappa and functioned in Warner Bros...

Lorraine Santoli, a former executive at Disney who composed the state Mickey Mouse Club Novel, mentioned Tracey stayed close to her Disney origins, claiming long-distance friendships together with her fellow Mouseketeers.

She also appeared in several TV shows and toured US military bases in South Vietnam and Thailand with an act. An incredible number of youngsters hurried home from college to see wonder since the springy Mouseketeers declared by themselves towards the cover of the present. She also posed nude - except for Mickey Mouse ears - for the magazine "Gallery" and worked as a publicist for Zappa, a musician and occasional filmmaker. It has been designed for kiddies at the pre-dinner hour. The series then lived on for decades in syndication.

Tracey was born in London on April 3, 1943, the child of an American vaudeville dance team that performed for Allied soldiers during World War II. The 1990s version of "The Mickey Mouse Club" launched the careers of singers Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, and actors Keri Russell and Ryan Gosling. She nabbed a spot on "The Mickey Mouse Club" when she was 12.

GETTYDoreen took part in Disney conventions throughout the 1980s 90s and 2000s
GETTYDoreen took part in Disney conventions throughout the 1980s 90s and 2000s

Tracey's most recent Mouseketeer appearance was in 2015 for the 60th Anniversary of the "Mickey Mouse Club," FOX News reports.

Tracey had her first taste of celebrity at 12 as one of the child stars of The Mickey Mouse Club - which aired between 1955 and 1959.

Survivors include her son, Bradley, and grandchildren Gavin and Autumn.

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