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.
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.
Passage: Annette Funicello and Jonathan Winters
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2013-04-14 13:46:34
We said goodbye this week to two beloved performers: A Mouseketeer and an improv genius