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)
Claim to Fame: Walt Disney`s Mouseketeer
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When she was cast in her first beach movie, Walt Disney asked her to not wear a bikini and instead wear a one-piece swimsuit because she had an image to uphold. She agreed.
Is the best friend of Shelley Fabares.
This highly-rated television film covers the life of American movie/TV/pop music idol Annette Funicello...
Sunday's 65th Annual Primetime Emmys brought some unexpected wins (Jeff Daniels) and losses (Bryan Cranston), but to some people, the biggest snub of all wasn't even an award -- it was the In Memoriam segment. Unlike past Emmys broadcasts, which have traditionally featured one long In Memoriam photo reel honoring everyone who passed away in the year leading up to the show, the 2013 Emmys singled out five stars to be memorialized by close friends or colleagues. Host Neil Patrick Harris said the idea was to keep the segment from becoming a "competition" for... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 1 year ago
Annette Funicello, the 1950s and '60s-era "Mickey Mouse Club" Mouseketeer who went on to star in a variety of beach movies with Frankie Avalon, has died from complications related to multiple sclerosis. She was 70.
Disney confirmed the death on Twitter on Monday, and then released the following statement:
Actress Annette Funicello, long-time Disney and "Beach Party" star, passed away on Monday April 8 at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., at the age of 70. She died peacefully from complications due to multiple sclerosis, a disease... Read More
Posted by vlad1369 1 year ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Annette Funicello, who became a child star as a perky, cute-as-a-button Mouseketeer on "The Mickey Mouse Club" in the 1950s, then teamed up with Frankie Avalon on a string of '60s fun-in-the-sun movies with names like "Beach Blanket Bingo" and "Bikini Beach," died Monday. She was 70.
She died at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., of complications from multiple sclerosis, the Walt Disney Co. said.
Funicello stunned fans and friends in 1992 with the announcement about her ailment. Yet she was cheerful and... Read More
Posted by evie84 1 year ago
Hollywood icon Annette Funicello has died at age 70, Disney confirmed today on Twitter. The former Mouseketeer passed away from complications due to her multiple sclerosis, a disease she battled privately for years before going public in 1992. Funicello is survived by her husband and three children. Read More
Posted by vlad1369 1 year ago
LOS ANGELES – Former Disney Mouseketeer Annette Funicello has suffered smoke inhalation from a fire that badly damaged her Los Angeles home, but her former husband says she wasn't seriously injured.
The blaze Thursday in Encino was doused in less than a half-hour.
Fire spokesman Erik Scott says two women — one of them in a wheelchair — and a man were hospitalized for possible smoke inhalation and are in good condition.
Their names weren't released, but Funicello's ex-husband, Jack Gilardi, says the 68-year-old actress was at home with... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 3 years ago
The original Mickey Mouse Club, established in the `30s, was designed to attract children to movie theaters.
Of the many guests we welcomed to the Mickey Mouse Club, my absolute favorites were the Lennon Sisters.