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.