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Annette Funicello

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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 Club. As a teenager, she transitioned to a successful career as a singer with the pop singles "O Dio Mio," "Tall Paul" and "Pineapple Princess", as well as establishing herself as a film actress, popularizing the successful "Beach Party" genre alongside co-star Frankie Avalon during the mid-1960s.

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  • Born: Annette Joanne Funicello October 22, 1942 Utica, New York, U.S.
  • Died: April 8, 2013 (aged 70) Bakersfield, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Complications from multiple sclerosis
  • Occupation: Actress, singer
  • Years active: 1955–1995
  • Spouse(s): Jack Gilardi (m. 1965; div. 1981) Glen Holt (m. 1986; her death 2013)
  • Children: Gina Portman, Jason Gilardi, Jack Gilardi Jr.

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Karen Pendleton, an Original Mouseketeer, Is Dead at 73
NY Times TV, 2019-10-09 21:42:00
Along with Annette Funicello and others, she was in the cast of “The Mickey Mouse Club” from its debut in 1955.

Cory Monteith, James Gandolfini And Paul Walker Remembered During The SAG Awards In Memoriam
Perez Hilton Gossip, 2014-01-19 02:50:14
A time of reflection. The SAG Awards just paid tribute to some of the amazing talents that have fallen this year. Paul Walker, Peter O'Toole, Annette Funicello, Bonnie Franklin, Jams Avery, Jean Stapleton, Cory Monteith, and James Gandolfini were among the talent that were remembered by their peers. Ch-ch-check out ...

Disney renames Mouseketeer stage for Funicello
Yahoo Entertainment, 2013-06-25 00:55:21
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — The stage at Walt Disney Studios where "The Mickey Mouse Club" was filmed is now officially the Annette Funicello Stage.

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