Margaret Kerry, Model for Tinker Bell, Honored on Her 90th Birthday

On Saturday, May 11, Margaret Kerry, best known as the original reference model for Tinker Bell in Walt Disney’s Peter Pan (1953), celebrated her 90th birthday.

Margaret Kerry, reference model for Tinker Bell, turns 90 (photo courtesy L. Swisher)

She also received some special pixie-dusted honors to recognize her on the occasion.

Among the many well wishes of admirers from around the world, Kerry received certificates and cards from Mayor Eric Garcetti on behalf of the City of Los Angeles; Supervisor Kathryn Barger on behalf of the County of Los Angeles; and First Lady of The United States, Melania Trump. The County of Los Angeles certificate included special hand-drawn Tinker Bell artwork.

Kerry continues to be in demand as a keynote and motivational speaker. She is a certified seminar leader by the American Seminar Leaders Association, and she is also co-author and facilitator of theFUNdamentals of SpeakingSeminars.

She also volunteers her time at Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn located in Griffith Park.

In 2016, Kerry authored her autobiography: Tinker Bell Talks! Tales of a Pixie Dusted Life, which recounts her lengthy Hollywood career, her faith, and the relationships throughout her life.

Do you have any fond memories of this lovely lady? Let us know in the comments below. interviewed Margaret Kerry back in 2005! Read the article here!


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Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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