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Tommy Cole: The Mickey Mouse Club #15

Tommy Cole: The Mickey Mouse Club #16

Tommy Cole is a former Mouseketeer who was on the show for all three of its original seasons. A singer, musician, and actor, he had to work on his dancing skills, which paid off by getting him promoted to the Red Team halfway through the show’s first season. He later became a makeup artist, a dad, and a husband. This is his story.

Lynn Ready: The Mickey Mouse Club #15

Lynn Ready: The Mickey Mouse Club #15

Lynn Ready was a third season replacement Mouseketeer on The Mickey Mouse Club. He was the only cast member whose family was not already living in California when he was hired to be on the show. While he did not get many opportunities to perform on the show, he did get a few notable ones. This is his story.

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Lonnie Burr: The Mickey Mouse Club #14

Lonnie Burr: The Mickey Mouse Club #14

Lonnie Burr was one of the original Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club. With a contract with the Disney Company, Lonnie was on all three seasons of the show. After the show, he went on to have several successful careers, being a performer, author, poet, and choreographer. This is his incredibly fascinating showbiz story.

Don Agrati: The Mickey Mouse Club #13

Don Agrati: The Mickey Mouse Club #13

Don Agrati was a third season replacement cast member on The Mickey Mouse Club. Unlike other cast members, who stayed with the Disney company after leaving the show (at least for a while), Don immediately jumped into other acting projects, and is best known for an eleven-year stint on the TV show, My Three Sons. This is Don’s unique story.

Cheryl Holdridge: The Mickey Mouse Club #12

Cheryl Holdridge: The Mickey Mouse Club #12

Cheryl Holdridge was a Mouseketeer on The Mickey Mouse Club, beginning with the second season and working on it on the third season, as well. She was put on the Red Team, but not used much in solos on the show. She married three times, with her first marriage giving her the title of Countess, and was widowed twice. A talented dancer and actress, she had an active acting career until her first...

Bonnie Lynn Fields: The Mickey Mouse Club

Bonnie Lynn Fields: The Mickey Mouse Club #11

Bonnie Lynn Fields was a third season replacement Mouseketeer on The Mickey Mouse Club. While she did not get much of an opportunity to be featured on the show, the few times she did allowed her natural talent and gentle personality to shine. This is her story.

Roy Williams: The Mickey Mouse Club

Roy Williams: The Mickey Mouse Club #10

Roy Williams was a Disney animator and story idea guy who specialized in gags and pranks. He was also a skilled sketch artist, and often made live appearances at Disney events and at Disneyland to draw for guests. Though not an actor, Walt Disney himself decided Roy should be an “adult Mouseketeer” on The Mickey Mouse Club, where he would be called the Big Mooseketeer. This is his story.

Jimmie Dodd: The Mickey Mouse Club #9

Jimmie Dodd: The Mickey Mouse Club #9

James Dodd was the host of The Mickey Mouse Club TV show, and also wrote the show’s famous theme song. The son of a music store owner and a stenographer, he became interested in music at a young age, and pursued a career in both music and acting. This is the story of his life, his career, and how he came to be the host of one of the most famous children’s TV shows of all time.

Sharon Baird: The Mickey Mouse Club #8

Sharon Baird: The Mickey Mouse Club #8

Sharon Baird was one of the original Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club. She was an experienced performer with professional credits to her name before she was cast on the show when she was eleven years old. She also had a full and intriguing career in children’s TV after The Mickey Mouse Club ended. This is her story.

Doreen Tracey: The Mickey Mouse Club #7

Doreen Tracey: The Mickey Mouse Club #7

Doreen Tracey was a Mouseketeer on the original Mickey Mouse Club TV show. She appeared on all three seasons of the original show. She went on to have a brief career in TV guest spots on other shows, and as the lead singer of a band that toured American military bases in Vietnam. She did some other interesting and even eyebrow-raising things after her time as a Mouseketeer, too.

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