Sharon Baird: Life of the Red Team Mouseketeer after 'The Mickey Mouse Club' Ended
A lot of things have happened to actress Sharon Baird after the hit Disney show "The Mickey Mouse Club" ended in 1958.
Baird, best known as Mousketeer "Sharon" on the show, kept on performing at Disneyland and other functions along with some of the former cast members. One of these was at the Hollywood Bowl in August 1958.
Baird slowly stopped doing professional engagements in the 1990s.
Sharon Baird, circa 1956. | Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Baird was additionally among the bunch of Mouseketeers whom actor Jimmie Dodd took to Australia in May 1959.
The actress later performed with actor, dancer, and singer Donald O'Connor in a Las Vegas engagement.
However, the variety show was on its last legs, so Baird made a decent living by teaching dancing and enrolling in math and secretarial courses at Los Angeles Valley College.
Sharon Baird in 2015. | Photo: Wikimedia Commons
She then joined the Teen Troupe for a couple of gigs, including another return to the Hollywood Bowl in June 1961.
In 1964, Baird tied the knot with singer Dalton Lee Thomas. However, the marriage ended amiably around two years later, though the divorce didn't become final until 1972.
In 1975, she made an appearance at the twentieth Anniversary Celebration for "The Mickey Mouse Club" at Disneyland.
The Original Mickey Mouse Club at Walt Disney Studios on June 24, 2013 in Burbank, California. | Photo: Getty Images
Three years later, she appeared as "Frodo" in the animated/live-action "The Lord of the Rings."
In 1980, Baird did a TV special for The Wonderful World of Disney alongside the other Mouseketeers.
Baird was born in Seattle, Washington, to Eldon Baird and Nicoletta Marcus. Her younger brother Jimmy Baird had a brief career as a child actor himself.
The Original Mickey Mouse Club at Westin Los Angeles Airport on July 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images
At the point when she was three years of age, she started ballet lessons. Nonetheless, she came to prefer tap and jazz and whatever else to which she could dance fast.
At age five, she performed on Seattle stages with other local amateurs and touring professional acts.
Two years later, she won a "Little Miss Washington" beauty contest.
In spite of the fact that she still makes appearances with the Mouseketeers, Baird slowly stopped doing professional engagements in the 1990s.
She moved from Southern California to Reno, Nevada, about the same time, where she lives in semi-retirement.