Annette Funicello

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Annette Funicello , Mouseketeer and ‘beach’ movie star, dies at 70

8 April 2013 | 6:28 pm After appearing on ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’ in the 1950s, the wholesome young star teamed with Frankie Avalon in such films as ‘Beach Party’ and ‘Beach Blanket Bingo.’ She had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1987 and became a spokeswoman for treatment of the disease. http://www.latimes.com/la-annette-funicelllo-20130408,0,2131432.storylink

Annette Funicello , Mouseketeer and film star, dies

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Annette Funicello , Beloved Mouseketeer, Dies at 70

8 April 2013 | 5:58 pm Ms. Funicello won Americas heart on television in The Mickey Mouse Club and later captivated adolescent baby boomers in slightly spicy beach movies. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/09/movies/annette-funicello-mouseketeer-dies-at-70.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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Annette Funicello: Walt Disney's hand-picked Mousketeer dies at 70 …

8 April 2013 | 5:55 pm Annette Funicello, the former child star whose squeaky-clean screen image made her a fan favorite on both the original Mickey Mouse Club and in a slew of "Beach Party" movies opposite Frankie Avalon, died Monday from http://news-briefs.ew.com/2013/04/08/annette-funicello-obituary/

'Mickey Mouse Club' original Annette Funicello dies | Fox 59 News …

8 April 2013 | 5:36 pm by Todd Leopold (CNN) — Annette Funicello, one of the best-known members of the original 1950s "Mickey Mouse Club" and a star of numerous 1960s "beach party" films, has died, the Annette Funicello Research Fund for http://fox59.com/2013/04/08/mickey-mouse-club-original-annette-funicello-dies/

'Mickey Mouse Club' Star Annette Funicello Dies at 70 | KTLA 5

8 April 2013 | 5:24 pm Annette Funicello, the dark-haired darling of TV's The Mickey Mouse Club in the 1950s who further cemented her status as a pop-culture icon in the '60s by teaming with Frankie Avalon in a popular series of beach movies, http://ktla.com/2013/04/08/mickey-mouse-club-star-annette-funicello-dies-at-70/

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11 Responses to Annette Funicello

  • Do You Think The Name Annette Will Pop Up Now? In the US….now that the best and most well known Mousketeer, Annette Funicello has died.
    So, maybe you are either not from the US or are not old enough.
    So, maybe you are either not from the US or are not old enough.
    So, maybe you are either not from the US or are not old enough.
    So, maybe you are either not from the US or are not old enough.
    Sorry I added that FIVE times! i didn’t think it was working! 🙂

  • Lisette says:

    Seniors: What Happens To People Who Have Cancer Treatment And Are With? Medicare? Now that many doctors are turning away people under Medicare because of the sequester.

    Also, just heard Annette Funicello has died.

  • Moi! says:

    Could You Please Recommend Some Fun Girly Films From The 1950s? I’m looking for something that features family life, and the life of teenagers and college age people..school and hanging out with friends, soda fountains, diners, all of that. Like Grease but preferably not a musical. 🙂 Thank you in advance.

    • Curator says:

      The lovely Sandra Dee was in some fun girly movies in the late 1950s and the sixties. Here is an IMDb link to her films :
      http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000364/

      Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon often appeared together in beach party movies, I loved to watch them on tv when I was a kid. I think they were made in the 1960s too though.

      The singer Cliff Richard was in some fun films, not to sure if those ones were made in the fifties though.

      Debbie Reynolds was in a number of films in which she played the role of a girl named “Tammie”. I remember “This Happy Feeling” and “The affairs of Dobie Gillis”. This last one morphed into a sitcom about teenagers in their senior at highschool or first year of college. I just loved watching those films and just wish they were still on tv.

      Natalie Wood appeared in films in the 1950s ( gee she had a long career), not sure if they quite come under the banner of ‘fun and girly’ though.

      I can’t think of anymore at the moment, except for maybe films with Doris Day in them.

  • Johnny says:

    Did Annette Funicello Go Undercover? Ok so I was watching betty whites off their rockers and noticed a striking resemblance between Anne Benson and Annette Funicello. It is widely know that Anette has been quite sick, has needed personal care, can’t walk, AND she hasn’t been in the public eye for quite sometime.. But what if that was all a front so that she could “star over” but still be in the public eye? Plus they are both about 70 years old!!

    • Curator says:

      Annette has had a rough life …..she has multiple sclerosis …. her parents died within two years of each other ….. On March 10, 2011, Funicello’s Encino, California, home caught fire. She suffered smoke inhalation, but was otherwise unharmed……her best friend is Shelley Fabares. She and Fabares have been friends since they were young teenagers in a catechism class.

      Shelley who is 69…… In October 2000 she received a life-saving liver transplant after being diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis.

      A resemblance between the two but no ….. In 2012, CTV profiled Funicello as an update on her after she had spent fifteen years out of the public eye. The profile revealed that her disease had severely damaged her nervous system; Funicello had lost the ability to walk in 2004 and the ability to speak in 2009, and she now required round-the-clock care to survive. In the profile, Holt and Fabares discussed Funicello’s current state, as well as the numerous medical interventions and treatments attempted to improve her condition.

      EDIT …. OMG they look nothing alike … more like day and night.

  • Ali says:

    Can You Become A Famous Singer If You Are Good Looking? To be honest i am quite good looking , i mean i m not trying to impress girls or anything….People say that quite often !! i m a R&b singer …and thats what i wanna do..so can my looks brighten up my chances of getting signed and be known !! Thanks !!
    I can sing really good !! i have performed at my school and people think i should get my mixtape out soon !!

    • Curator says:

      Actually . . . yes.

      If history is any judge, then absolutely!!!! MANY recording artists were “discovered” because of something other than their voice. Producers sometimes are looking for “the right face”. The right look. And when they find it . . . they’ll help develop the person “into” a vocalist.

      The Funk Brothers was the recording band for Motown records. ALL Motown records had them as the band. They once said . . . “We can make a chicken sound good!”

      Pitch correct, EQ, reverb, over dubbing, anyone can end up with a good sounding recording if they have the money and means to record at the right studio with the right engineers and . . . software!
      So a producer does’t need to worry about the voice, IF he finds a look he needs.

      The thick is . . . being at the right place at the right time. In this case, being at the right place when a producer is looking for someone who looks like you.

      Frainkie Avelon in the 60’s is an example. Producers were looking for a “look”. They wanted a guy with a specific look to become a singer, and actor in movies! He never sang all that well, but ended up with a couple albums, AND was in MANY movies, AND married Annette Funicello.

      He was actually a pretty good trumpet player. He played for Bobby Rydell. He was snagged, popped into a bunch of beach party movies. And with years of practice, was able to get the job done as a singer and actor.

      How about Frank Sinatra? IMHO, the guy can’t carry a tune without using pitch correct. I think he’s partially tone deaf. Sings flat a LOT. BUT . . . he had the looks that women of that era loved (for some ungodly reason), AND he had “someone’s” money behind him.

      So, yeah, it can happen. I’m sure there are dozens of examples of this happening today. Especially if you’re a knock out woman. I could list a couple examples of blond bomb shells that became huge vocal hits over the past several years. And I don’t think they sing all that well.

      Right place, right time, right look, right amount of money behind you, you can make it, voice or no voice.

  • Hayley says:

    Please Answer This Message? So I’ve heard so many stuff about teen beach movie and most of the stuff people say is that it’s Going be like high school musical or that it’s gonna be better, what’s your opinion?;)

    • Curator says:

      Well, I hope it is better than HSM, but it appears to be a throw-back to those 60s beach films with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, where some fake rivalry causes consternation at the beach.

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