Annette Funicello Overview:

Legendary actress, Annette Funicello, was born Annette Joanne Funicello on Oct 22, 1942 in Utica, NY. Funicello died at the age of 70 on Apr 8, 2013 in Bakersfield, CA .


Pretty, ever-smiling, pert and cheerful Disney singer and actress of the 1950s and early 1960s, with tinkling voice, dark hair, and dark eyes. Like Kathryn Grayson before her, she played down a formidable bustline to trade in sweetness and light, and had a second career as star of the American-International beach comedy-musicals of the mid-1960s. Began as a child on Disney's Mickey Mouse Club TV show. A comeback was announced in Grease 2 (1982), but it didn't materialize. She did appear, hardly changed and cheerfully guying her own image, in 1987's Back to the Beach, but she was stricken by multiple sclerosis in the early 1990s. Founded the Annette Funicello Fund for Neurological Disorders.

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. On October 21, 1992, Funicello received the Disney Legends Award for living up to the Disney principals of imagination, skill, discipline, craftsmanship and magic. Funicello was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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By Rick29 on Aug 19, 2015 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

A "good condition" VHS tape of The Horsemasters goes for about $170. That's not bad for a 1961 two-part episode of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color that was released theatrically as a motion picture in Europe. The popularity of The Horsemasters among video collectors has nothing to do with the... Read full article

Lights Up the Small Screen in The Mickey Mouse Club's "Annette"

By Rick29 on Apr 8, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

, one of our favorite stars at the Cafe, died today at age 70. In her honor, we're posting this 2009 review of her self-titled Mickey Mouse Club serial. I first saw the The Mickey Mouse Club serial Annette when I was a youngster and then again in college (go figure). But I didn't... Read full article

In Memory: (October 22, 1942 – April 8, 2013).

By Dawn Sample on Apr 8, 2013 From Noir and Chick Flicks

, was one of the best-known members of the 1950's "Mickey Mouse Club" and a star of the 1960's "beach party" films, died Monday at a California hospital. Funicello, who was 70, "died peacefully from complications due to multiple sclerosis, a disease she battled for over 25 years. F... Read full article

1942 – 2013

By Marisa on Apr 8, 2013 From The Timothy Carey Experience

Sadly, we have another passing to report. Eternal teen passed away this morning at age 70, after a long struggle with multiple sclerosis. She and Timothy both appeared in Bikini Beach (1964), Beach Blanket Bingo (1965), and Head (1968), never sharing a scene together, unfortunately... Read full article

“Now it’s time to say goodbye”: Remembering

on Apr 8, 2013 From Comet Over Hollywood

Just thinking about her makes me smile. has always been a source of happiness in my household. Her films, the Annette mystery book series, her music- she has always been a favorite of the Pickens? family. Though I didn?t grow up in the 1960s, I grew up with Annett... Read full article

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Annette Funicello Quotes:

Prof. Robert O. Sutwell: [flying DeeDee in his plane] Dolores, this is a great little plane, it will do anything.
Dolores: Will it land?

[Dee Dee walk in on Julie making out with Frankie]
Frankie: Dee Dee, hi. Um... you remember her? Her name's Julie.
Dee Dee: Oh, I remember her. The bride of Godzilla!

Dee Dee: Wanna buy a Brownie outfit, cheap?

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