Veteran Mickey Mouse Club star Bonnie Lynn Fields lost her battle with cancer at the weekend (17Nov12).

The singer and dancer was 68.

Fields was just 12 when she was offered the chance to become one of Walt Disney's Mouseketeers, and she became a show regular in 1957.

She went on to enjoy a film and theatre career but her love of dance led to her creating the popular Lynn Fields School of Tap and Performing Arts in Santa Monica, California.

Fields also performed in live shows at Disneyland and appeared in the Tv shows The New Adventures of Spin and Marty and Annette, opposite another Mickey Mouse Club favourite, Annette Funicello.