Annette Funicello, Mouseketeer, dies at 70

Publicity photo of American entertainer Annette Funicello (circa 1975) holding a photograph of herself as a child star on The Mickey Mouse Club (circa 1955–1958).  (Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)

Annette Funicello, arguably the most famous Disney Mousketeer of all, died today in Los Angeles due to complications from MS. Funicello was born in 1942 in Utica, New York, to Italian-American parents. She moved to Southern California with her family at age four. She sang, danced, and modeled and was discovered at the age of 12 by Walt Disney when he saw her perform. He invited her to audition for his new television show for children, “The Mickey Mouse Club”. I was four years old and my … [Read more...]


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