Episode 127 – Margaret Kerry (Tinker Bell Reference Model), Part 2

Margaret Kerry & Our FamilyToday we have part 2 of my return visit with Margaret Kerry, the animation reference model for Tinker Bell. In part  last time, we talked about what it means to be an animation reference model, getting into show business 84 years go, tap dancing, living in fear from the time she was a small child and how she overcame that, and a bit about Tinker Bell.

 

Now, in this episode, Margaret talks about…

  • The Tinker Bell movies, what a “tinker” is & why it’s so important that Tinker Bell had that job
  • Being friends with Virginia Davis, Alice from the original “Alice Comedies”
  • A little bit about her book, Tinker Bell Talks: Tales of a Pixie Dusted Life
  • A bit about working on the Our Gang comedies, and a story about how wonderful people are
  • Working with Bing Crosby, Eleanor Powell, and Andy Griffith
  • Working with, and being friends with, June Foray—whom you might know as Granny from Loony Tunes, Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Grandmother Fa in Mulan, Aunt May in Spider Man and His Amazing Friends, and so much more
  • Her appreciation of some of the less well known, and even unknown, people she’s worked with
  • Praise for the book from Bob Gurr
  • Finding her birth family after 50 years
  • More about her book, including a really fun story from it
  • A couple of favorite quotes
  • Shameless Plug Time


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