Iconic Disney Child Actor Dies After Tragic Battle with Cancer

January 11, 2018Jan 11, 2018

One of the most beloved brands in the entire world, especially for children, is Disney. Sadly, the Disney family just suffered a tragic loss.

After battling two years with cancer, Doreen Tracey has passed away at the age of 74. Doreen was best known for being one of the original Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club. She passed away on Wednesday in Thousand Oaks, California.


Doreen appeared on the iconic program from 1955 until 1959. She was born in London, England to American parents who were also performers. When she was 4, she returned to America and her family moved to Hollywood. At the age of 12, she auditioned for The Mickey Mouse Club and earned the part.

"Our Dodo, as we lovingly nicknamed her, always had a smile on her face," fellow Mouseketeer Tommy Cole said in a statement. "She never failed to make us all feel good, and we will miss her."


While a Mouseketeer, Tracey also was cast in the Disney feature Westward Ho the Wagons! (1956), starring Fess Parker. She also appeared on The Mickey Mouse Club's Annette serial and on The Donna Reed Show and toured Australia with the Mouseketeers, according to the Hollywood Reporter.


Please join us in praying for her family as they lay her to rest. May God's comfort grace them as they navigate this difficult time in their lives.

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