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Doreen Tracey Biography
- Tracey was born in London, England. Her parents, Sidney Tracey and Bessie Hay, were an American vaudeville dance team that performed for Allied soldiers during World War II. Her father's original named was Murray Katzelnick; he immigrated to the United States from Russia with his Jewish parents as an infant. When Doreen was four, her family returned to the United States, where her father first ran a nightclub, then opened a dance studio in Hollywood, California.
Tracey learned to dance and sing at an early age, courtesy of the many instructors and performers who worked out at her father's studio. Her first professional work was an uncredited singing and dancing bit in the musical film The Farmer Takes a Wife (1952). At age twelve she auditioned for the Mickey Mouse Club and was hired. She appeared for all three seasons of the show's original run. In 1956, she was featured in the Disney western Westward Ho, the Wagons!, and in the third season of the Mickey Mouse Club, had a role in the serial Annette. She was cast as Scraps, the Patchwork Girl, in a musical number from the proposed live-action Disney film Rainbow Road to Oz on an episode of the Disneyland television show in September 1957. The movie was never made, and when the Mickey Mouse Club stopped filming in 1958, Tracey switched to singing live at concerts and teen nightclubs.
Doreen Tracey Filmography
- (1995) The Mickey Mouse Club Story as Herself (archive footage)
- (1958) The Donna Reed Show as Flo
- (1958) Walt Disney Presents: Annette as Val Abernathy
- (1958) Walt Disney Presents: Annette as Val Abernathy (credit only)
- (1956) Westward Ho, the Wagons! as Bobo Stephen
- (1955) The Mickey Mouse Club as Herself
- (1955) The Mickey Mouse Club as Herself (as Doreen)
- (1954) Disneyland as Bobo Stephen (archive footage)
- (1954) Disneyland as Doreen (archive footage)
- (1954) Disneyland as Herself
- (1954) Disneyland as Herself / Patchwork Girl of Oz (as Mouseketeer)
- (1953) The Farmer Takes a Wife as Little Girl (uncredited)
Doreen Tracey Trivia and Facts
- Only one of nine original Mouseketeers to last the entire duration of the "The Mickey Mouse Club" (1955) from 1955 to 1959.
- Parents are Americans.
- Good friends with fellow ex-mouseketeers, Annette Funicello and Cheryl Holdridge.
- Has worked for Frank Zappa.
- A nude photo spread of Doreen appeared in the December, 1976, issue of the mens magazine Gallery.
Doreen Tracey Photoshoots
- "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1986, Vol. 1, Iss. 2, pg. 46-47, by: staff, "The Mickey Mouse Club's Doreen Tracey"
- "Gallery" (USA), December 1976, by: Johnny Castano, "Remember Little Doreen?"