January 12, 2018

"Oh, thank you, Doreen! Wonderful words to grow by!"



Goodbye to Doreen, who — as one of the original Mouseketeers — taught us how to be beautiful, and has died at the age of 74.
Help someone who's feeling blue
Let kindness be your guide
For beauty isn't only looks
It's what you've got inside

16 comments:

William Chadwick said...

Is she the one who posed nude for a second-tier skin magazine? If so, God bless her.

William Chadwick said...

Is she the one who posed nude for a second-tier skin magazine? If so, God bless her.

John Smith Smith said...

This is, in fact, an interesting world, with billions of people giving good advice, century after century. Only lately has the good advice been preserved on film, every once in a while. There is no way to completely describe all the different ways people have given good advice over the millennia. Thanks, Doreen. 74? Time flies. I think I was at a party in the early 80s - in L.A., where I spent very little time - where someone said about someone else at the party "she was a Mouseketeer." Doreen would have been in her late 30s, I guess. Don't think it was her, though. Hope she followed her own advice consistently.

rhhardin said...

I was too old for the Mickey Mouse Club. Early Howdy Doody was all.

Which made "Hey Kids What Time Is It?" (book) interesting. It was apparently all sex all the time on the set. Buffalo Bob hated Clarabell.

rhhardin said...

Say Kids What Time Is It? Notes from the Peanut Gallery. Stephen Davis

you won't regret buying it if you remember the show.

Rob said...

From the Mickey Mouse Club to Frank Zappa. It's enough to make her head 'splode.

mockturtle said...

I remember The Mickey Mouse Club, Annette Funicello, Spin and Marty. Watched it every day after school, IIRC [was it on every day?].

dreams said...

One year older than me, I remember her from the show.

dreams said...

Thanks to the Spin and Marty show and their episode about snipe hunting, my brother and I while still teenagers didn't fall for our new neighborhood friends' offer to take us snipe hunting.

Big Mike said...

I wonder how many of the original Mousketeers are left? I liked Darlene; I don't know why. Given her later troubles with the law, I probably chose poorly.

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tcrosse said...

I had a big crush on Doreen. At the time I lived in an Italian neighborhood in North Jersey, so was surrounded by prematurely buxom Italian girls, so Annette held no great attraction for me.

Curious George said...

So Hillary is oh for two.

BJM said...

I had such a crush on Spin...sigh.

A few interesting nuggets gleaned from the google: Tim Considine's father, John W. Considine Jr., produced early Hollywood films such as Boys’ Town and Puttin’ on the Ritz. Considine's mother, Carmen Pantages, came from the family that owned the famous Los Angeles theater chain bearing their last name.

I knew his father was a producer, but his grandfather John Considine was a colorful character right out of a R.W. Service poem; a gambling king-pin and impresario in gold rush Seattle who pioneered the concept of vaudeville.

Tim Considine is a noted automobile historian, sports photographer, and writer who filled in for William Safire in the "On Language" column in the NYT Magazine...and is still looking good, if not a bit chubby, at age 77.

Liza Moon said...

so that's where i got my mantra.

mockturtle said...

I had such a crush on Spin...sigh.

Didn't we all? :-)