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Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer Died: Karen Pendleton Wiki, Bio, Age, Cause of death, larry junstrom & More Facts

Karen Pendleton Wiki

Karen Pendleton was an original Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer on ABC television from 1955–1959. She was one of only nine Mouseketeers who were on the show during its entire original run.

Karen Pendleton Death Cause

Pendleton died of a heart attack at age 73 on October 4, 2019

Los Angeles: Karen Pendleton, one of the original Mouseketeers on Mickey Mouse Club, has passed away. She was 73. Pendleton died of a heart attack in Fresno, California on Sunday, reports variety.com. She appeared on the classic children’s television series from 1955 to 1959, making her one of only nine children that appeared on the show for its entire run.

Karen Pendleton Age

Karen Pendleton was 73 Years old at the time of death(August 1, 1946 – October 6, 2019)

Karen Pendleton Education and start of a career

After her time as a Mouseketeer, Pendleton left show business. In 1983, Pendleton became paralyzed from the waist down due to an automobile accident. She spent the rest of her life in a wheelchair.

Post-accident, Pendleton returned to school, eventually earning a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Psychology. She worked at a shelter for battered women and served on the board for the California Association of the Physically Handicapped.

Karen Pendleton Career

Pendleton was recruited to audition for the Mickey Mouse Club when Disney producers visited a Los Angeles dance studio seeking young talent. She toured Australia in 1959 and 1960 with a number of other Mouseketeers and Jimmie Dodd. She was often coupled with Carl “Cubby” O’Brien in the television series and in live performances, as they were the youngest members of the cast. After the show’s run, she left show business and finished school.

Karen Pendleton automobile accident Injury

In 1983, Pendleton became paralyzed from the waist down due to an automobile accident. She spent the rest of her life in a wheelchair. Post-accident, Pendleton returned to school, eventually earning a bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology. She worked at a shelter for battered women and served on the board for the California Association of the Physically Handicapped.

Karen Pendleton Married

She married in 1970, had a daughter in 1973, but divorced in 1985. Following an automobile accident in 1983, in which she was paralyzed from the waist down, she returned to college and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She worked at a shelter for battered women and served on the board for the California Association of the Physically Handicapped.

Karen Pendleton Family & BoyFriend

Pendleton maintained her longtime friendships with fellow Mouseketeers over the years. She frequently appeared with them in the “Mickey Mouse Club” reunion shows and parades at Disneyland.

“My mom loved her Mouseketeer family,” her daughter said in a statement. “Getting together with them was always a high point. It gave her the opportunity to relive great memories and to meet so many ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ fans that watched the show as kids and loved her. Many told her that they named their daughters ‘Karen’ in her honor.”

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