Disney Legend and REPS’ Friend Ginny Tyler passed away this morning July 13th, 2012.
When the original “Mickey Mouse Club” was re-edited and repackaged for syndication in 1962, Tyler was appointed Head Mouseketeer, live from Disneyland where she hosted a live 15-minute daily segment of the program. Children could also register as “Official Mouseketeers,” complete with membership card, and Ginny, often in the company of Roy Williams or Jimmie Dodd, was on hand for greetings and autographs. Read more about Ginny’s career with Disney at the Disney Legend’s web site. Ginny was a featured guest at the 2007 REPS SHOWCASE Old Time Radio Convention in Seattle where she played the title role of Pinocchio in a re-creation of the 1939 Lux Radio Theater version of the Disney movie. On the same evening Ginny played Mrs. Nussbaum in a re-enactment of the Fred Allen show.