Was there a black Mouseketeer?


Was there a black Mouseketeer?

Lonnie Burr (born May 31, 1943) is an American entertainer and writer best known as one of nine of the original thirty-nine Mouseketeers who remained under a seven-year contract for the complete filming (1955–1959) of Walt Disney’s children’s television show the Mickey Mouse Club.

What was the Mickey Mouse Club 1950s?

Mickey Mouse Club (ABC, 1955–59) —featuring a cast of kids (called Mouseketeers) presenting skits and musical numbers, as well as introducing special guest stars, serials, Disney Newsreel segments from around the world, and plenty of Disney cartoons.

Were there any black kids in The Mickey Mouse Club?

One thing that the New Mickey Mouse Club did right was its ethnic diversity. While the 1950s Mouseketeers were white-bread WASPS, the 1970s Club included Mexican-American, African-American, Jewish and Asian members. Nonetheless, the show struggled to find its audience.

Was Britney Spears a Mouseketeer?

Britney Spears was also a Mouseketeer from 1993 to 1994. Spears initially auditioned for the show at 8 years old but was too young for the show. She eventually joined when she was 11.

Who was apart of The Mickey Mouse Club?

Britney Spears also had her humble beginnings as a Mouseketeer in The All-New Mickey Mouse Club. She was 12 years old when she joined in 1993 and performed alongside other now-famous MMC alumni Timberlake, Aguilera, Chasez, Gosling, and Russell.

Which of the original Mouseketeers have passed away?

Mouseketeer Johnny Crawford
The world might feel a little less magical today. According to The Washington Post, Johnny Crawford, one of Disney’s first Mouseketeers, has passed away at the age of 75. For Disney fans, the original The Mickey Mouse Club is legendary.

What happened Cheryl Holdridge?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cheryl Holdridge, a popular Mouseketeer on the “Mickey Mouse Club” TV show in the 1950s, died on Tuesday at her home in Santa Monica, Calif. She was 64. Her death followed a two-year battle with lung cancer, Doreen Tracey, another former Mouseketeer, said.