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Annette Funicello440Photo Credit: CindyCelebs

Actress, Singer, Writer

Annette Joanne Funicello (October 22, 1942 – April 8, 2013) was an American actress and singer. Funicello began her professional career as a child performer at the age of twelve. She rose to prominence as one of the most popular "Mouseketeers" on the original Mickey Mouse...Wikipedia

Age: 70 (age at death)
Born: 22nd October, 1942, Utica, New York, USA
Died: 8th April, 2013, Bakersfield, California, USA
Height: 5' 3" (160 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Walt Disney`s Mouseketeer

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Daughter of Joe Funicello and Virginia Funicello, mother of Gina Portman, Jack Gilardi Jr. and Jason Gilardi, mother-in-law of John Portman.

 

Is portrayed by Eva La Rue in A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story (1995) (TV).

A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story

A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story (1995)

This highly-rated television film covers the life of American movie/TV/pop music idol Annette Funicello...

Back to the Beach
Lots of Luck
Growing Pains
Frankie and Annette: The Second Time Around

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rn_tracy1_rn - Rest In Peace Annette. You will never be forgotten. (1 year ago)
Mouse - Rest in peace, Annette Funicello! You were such a mouseketeer. (1 year ago)
LITTLE KOJAK - One name not listed in the Snapshot of being one of Annette's friends is Connie Stevens.
I hope they didn't have a falling out after they made "Back To The Beeach." (1 year ago)
dnsstar - i love old school actresses so fabulous (2 years ago)
Jo Ann - In the store today there was a picture of Annette sayig it was her lasts days. I remember her mostly on my birthday. She was born a year after me on Oct.22nd. She also has my first name is her middle nam. I followed her back in 50`s and 60`s. She was very pretty and she starred in alot of beach movies with Frankie Avalon. I was stunne when I heard of her being diagnosed with MS. My prayers are with her and her family. (4 years ago)
David Johnstone - Dear Annette, I look back over the time when I enjoyed all your movies. You were always my favorite actress of all time. I am praying for you. I know your birthday will be coming up soon. I wish you a very Happy Birthday. I wish I had met you. You were the only one that I really would have met. May God richly bless you. David (4 years ago)
Gianni - Dear Annette, You`re the best! You`re always in my prayers. God bless you. (4 years ago)
Bill Calderon - Annette Funicello was my very first interest in girls. She has always been so beautiful and still is. I used to be Office/IT Director for a Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross and also an instructor for them. I was Shelter Manager in 2004for the 4 Hurricanes in a row. I was also a teacher for Brevard Cnty Public Schools.I started feeling strange around then and, finally, in 2006 I was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. Mine just continually progresses and has no remissions.But I`m blessed to be in such good company as you. You are my hero. I`m 58 and not giving up yet. God bless you, Annette. (4 years ago)
Vickie M. Bell - She is and was such a beautiful lady. I really admired her. (5 years ago)
DAC - Dear Ms. Funicello, just wanted to let you know that you were really BIG in my life when I was a kid (I`m about five years younger than you) - and as a nurse and professional caregiver I appreciate the difficulty that your are facing. Thanks for the great memories - God Bless you with healing and strength. A loving fan. Dale (5 years ago)

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