Always quick to give a smile and a song, Jimmie Dodd was the unforgettable host of the “Mickey Mouse Club.” With his trusty “Mousegetar” in hand, the singer, songwriter, musician, dancer and actor was like a friend to children across the nation. He often transferred his infectious spirit through Doddisms, delightful instruction on the principles of good living, which he shared on each show to “help us all be better Mouseketeers.”
According to Lorraine Santoli’s The Official Mickey Mouse Club Book, one of Jimmie’s favorite Doddisms was from the French philosopher Etienne De Grolier: " I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there by any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do, to any fellow being, let me do it now and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." Jimmie practiced this philosophy on and off camera.
As Mouseketeer Sharon Baird remembered, “Jimmie was one of the nicest human beings I’ve ever known in my life. He was genuine… read more