Celebrity deaths in 2012 - In Memoriam

Slideshow posted in Photos | Friday, January 20, 2012

46 of 186: Ginny Tyler, a head Disney Mouseketeer and voice actress, died at age 86 on July 12, her son confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. Tyler died of natural causes at a nursing home in Issaquah, Washington.

The actress was made the head Mouseketeer in 1963, when 'The Mickey Mouse Club' was repackaged for syndication. At the time, she hosted new segments of the variety show, which were then edited around the older clips.

Tyler, who had a knack for mimicking animal noises, voiced the character of Polynesia the Parrot in the movie 'Dr. Dolittle' and sang the parts of the barnyard animals in 'Mary Poppins.'

(Pictured: Ginny Tyler appears in an undated publicity photo for 'The Mickey Mouse Club.') (Disney)