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Thursday, December 15, 2005

WILLCOX, Margaret Kerry

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Birth/Death

Birth: May,11th 1929

Occupation/Title

Motion Actress for Tinker Bell, Dancer, Model

Bio Summary

At the age of four she began performing in a musical titled “If You Knew Suzie” and “the Little Rascals” her name was originally Peggy Lynch until her father changed her stage name. After graduating high school and college with honors, she returned to Los Angeles and became an assistant dance director on “I’ll Get By.” Eventually she landed the role of tinker bell on the peter pan feature animated by Marc Davis. A successful voice-over career ensued, using Margaret's skills in 21 different dialects and 48 various character voices in over 600 animated shows. From there she moved on to become a radio show host of a Christian network earning money for charities. Now she is a certified seminar leader by the American Seminar Leaders Association, she is also co-author and facilitator of the Fundamentals of Speaking Seminars.

Early Life/Family

Education/Training

Margaret graduated high school with honors. Years later, she went to Los Angeles City College and graduated cum laude.

Career Outline

If You Knew Susie (1948) .... Marjorie Parker
Canon City (1948) .... Maxine
The Sickle or the Cross (1949) .... Betty Deems
... aka Seeds of Destruction (USA: reissue title)
"The Ruggles" (1949) TV Series .... Sharon Ruggles (1949-1952)
"The Lone Ranger" 
- The Squire (1950) TV Episode .... Jane Carter
Peter Pan (1953) (voice) (uncredited) .... Mermaid
"Clutch Cargo" (1959) TV Series (voice) .... Female Voices/Paddlefoot
"The Andy Griffith Show" 
... aka Andy of Mayberry (USA: rerun title) 
- Andy Forecloses (1961) TV Episode .... Helen
- Christmas Story (1960) TV Episode .... Bess Muggins
"Space Angel" (1962) TV Series (voice) .... Crystal
Public Access (1993) .... Marge

Herself - filmography
You Can Fly!: The Making of Walt Disney's Masterpiece 'Peter Pan' (1997) (V) .... Herself
... aka You Can Fly: The Making of 'Peter Pan' (USA: short title) 
The 100 Greatest Family Films (2005) (TV) .... Herself

Comments On Style

Influences

Margaret today is seen as a sprightly 76-1/2 year old considering herself lucky as she enjoys her “uncrustables” sandwiches that she deems perfect. She also believes "there are three blonde icons in our recent history who are recognized throughout the world -- Marilyn Monroe, Princess Diana, and Tinker Bell." Then as Kerry pauses for dramatic effect, she laughs gently. "You're talking to an icon, Kiddo!" 


Personality

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Filmography

Honors

Related Links

http://www.animationarchive.org/2007/02/meta-2006-annie-awards-photos.html
http://www.answers.com/topic/margaret-kerry


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