Margaret Kerry is an American actress, motivational speaker and radio host best known for her 1953 work as the model for Tinker Bell in the Walt Disney Pictures animated feature, Peter Pan.
While working under her given name as a dancer and actor in the Our Gang comedy shorts, she came to the attention of Eddie Cantor who cast her in the role of his teenaged daughter in the film If You Knew Susie as well as bestowing her stage name on her. She graduated high school with honors while working on the film and later graduated cum laude from Los Angeles City College.
While still a teen, Margaret Kerry gained a role as “Sharon” in one of the very first network sitcoms, The Charlie Ruggles Show on ABC-TV. The show’s farewell episode after its five-year run featured Sharon’s wedding and honeymoon, a major media event.
Since 1992, Margaret Kerry has worked as producer, writer and host of What’s Up Weekly on KKLA-FM Los Angeles, the world’s most listened-to Christian radio station. As the station’s community services director, she heads an outreach program that connects to more than 200 non-profit service agencies.
Terri Hardin is a puppeteer, artist, and Disney imagineer.
Her first Hollywood job came during her college years in which she built the stillsuits for the film version of Dune and acted as a stunt double for Sean Young. A job on the Columbia Pictures blockbuster Ghostbusters followed in which she played both of the demon dogs at the “Temple of Zuul” and served as a puppeteer for both the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man and the ghost librarian seen at the opening of the film.
Hardin was hired by Disney Studios in 1987 during her stint with Universal Studios Hollywood as a sculptor creating “walk-around” character costumes. She helped design the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and La Tanière du Dragon (The Dragon’s Lair) attractions at Disneyland Paris.
Hardin later worked for Disney’s sculpting team, where she contributed to the Splash Mountain attractions and to Jim Henson’s Muppet*Vision 3D. She has also created sculptures Disney collectables and for Mattel, Nickelodeon and Applause.
Hardin worked for The Jim Henson Company for over 30 years, performing in Dinosaurs, The Flintstones, The Indian in the Cupboard and The Country Bears.
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