Most original viewers of the Mickey Mouse Club didn't face the crush of family and social problems children have today.
Of the many guests we welcomed to the Mickey Mouse Club, my absolute favorites were the Lennon Sisters.
My dear friend Jimmie Dodd was the heart and the soul of The Mickey Mouse Club.
I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father.
Whatever dreams I have wished have come true.
Watching television in those days was not the same experience as it is today. After years of listening to radio, we found the black-and-white images mesmerizing.
The original Mickey Mouse Club, established in the '30s, was designed to attract children to movie theaters.
I still don't know precisely why The Mickey Mouse Club ended when it did.
Mickey Mouse... is always there-he's part of my life. That really is something not everyone can call their claim to fame.
Whatever ambivalence I felt about my own career, Frankie more than made up for it with his ambition and tenacity.
I'm saddened to see that some have been misled into believing that Mr. Disney was something other than a kind, caring man.
In 1993 my birthday present was a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
Mr. Disney believed everyone was still a child deep inside.
When you are young and healthy, it never occurs to you that in a single second your whole life could change.
For me, the wheelchair symbolizes disability in a way a cane does not.
I've always found Mr. Disney to be somewhat of a shy person, a kid at heart
I've always found Mr. Disney to be somewhat of a shy person, a kid at heart.
Mr. Disney and his staff were constantly scouting for great stories to bring to life on film.
Animation did not become the dominant form of children's television until the '60s.
I was not prepared to live as a single parent.
Of all the roles I've played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother.
As I grew older, I came to feel more responsible for any hardship or trouble my career caused my family.
As I travel across the country speaking about MS, perhaps I can offer others comfort and hope.
The mere thought of divorce terrified me. To me, divorce symbolized failure.
You have a deeper, wiser, loving self that you can always ask for help.
Then, as now, the Disney studio buzzed with activity. You had a strong impression of being at the center of something very exciting.
Dick Clark really didn't make rock 'n roll safe for America, as many people think.
MS is not really a degenerative illness. It is not fatal, nor is it always progressive.
In the United States women develop MS at approximately twice the rate men do, and no one can explain why women are affected most often from the waist down.
To some, the '50s were a decade marked by the banal, the predictable.
The Lord has been with me throughout my life. He's never let me down.
Growing up in public is especially hard sometimes.
Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.
Pain is a part of life...misery is an option.
At the beginning of 1955 only about 60 percent of American homes had TVs.
Mr. Disney and his staff were constantly scouting for great stories to bring to life on film
I always considered myself a dancer before anything else.
In the United States women develop MS at approximately twice the rate men do, and no one can explain why women are affected most often from the waist down
Just learning that you have MS is such a devastating shock.
You don't have to pound your head after hearing a country song and wonder if you missed something.
I am the creator of my reality