Monday, August 22, 2005

Tinker Bell Model Finds Role Model in Tinker Bell

BURBANK, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Before making a decision, you might want to ask yourself, “What would Tinker Bell do?”

That seems to work for Margaret Kerry, the 76-year-old former dancer who was inspiration for Walt Disney’s Tinker Bell in the 1952 animated film Peter Pan.

Kerry says the three-and-a-half-inch sprite has changed her life so much, that when presented with a dilemma, she asks herself, “What would Tinker Bell do?”

She says just the other day she told a man off for being rude, and channeling the pixie, she says, “I turned on my heels just as Tinker Bell would have. He ran after me and apologized.”

Despite her age, Kerry admits she still feels like the little fairy and says she can “almost” fit into the bathing suit she wore while filming shots for the animators.

Her only regret about the whole deal is “I should have had a contract with Disney where Tink aged and not me.”

Kerry will be signing copies of a new book featuring Tinker Bell – Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg (Disney Press) – at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California, on Sunday (Aug. 28).

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