Original 'Mickey Mouse Club' Mousketeer Doreen Tracey Dies at 74

Lawrence Kim
January 13, 2018

Photo via YouTubeTracey, who would describe herself as the "black sheep" of the 1950s children's show, died Wednesday while being treated for pneumonia at a hospital in Thousand Oaks, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Later, she became a publicist for the likes of Zappa and also worked as an administrator for Warner Bros.

Doreen Tracey, one of the original Mouseketeers on "The Mickey Mouse Club" and later an associate of musician Frank Zappa, has died. She also appeared in the Disney film "Westward Ho the Wagons!", and toured Australia with the Mouseketeers. 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. The big-screen show revealed that the sensation having its October 3, 1955, introduction. The series then lived on for decades in syndication.

The show was revamped in the early 1990s, launching several stellar careers - Britney Spears and Ryan Gosling both got their first taste of fame on the show.

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

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 nabbed a spot on "The Mickey Mouse Club" when she was 12.

A kid with a vivacious personality, Tracey appeared on Disney's Mickey Mouse Club throughout its original 1955-59 run on ABC. She appeared on the Mickey Mouse Club from 1955 to 1959.

Tracey strained her relationship with Disney by posing for a men's magazine in 1976 with nothing on except her mouse ears and later wearing nothing but an open trench coat in front of Disney Studios.

Tracey is survived by her son, Bradley, and two grandchildren, Gavin, 9, and Autumn, 12.

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