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Jimmie Dodd

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Biography

Jimmie Dodd hosts The Mickey Mouse Club (1955).

Source: ultimatedisney.com

James Wesley Dodd, better known as Jimmie Dodd (March 28, 1910 – November 10, 1964), was best known as the MC of the popular 1950s Walt Disney television series The Mickey Mouse Club, as well as the writer of its well-known theme song, "The Mickey Mouse Club March." A slowed-down version of this march, with different lyrics, became the alma mater that closed the show.

Fact file

  • Born: James Wesley Dodd March 28, 1910 Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
  • Died: November 10, 1964 (aged 54) Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
  • Occupation: Actor, singer-songwriter
  • Years active: 1940–1959
  • Spouse(s): Ruth Carrell (1940–1964; his death)

Read more about Jimmie Dodd at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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