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R.I.P. Annette Funicello – Original Disney Mouseketeer
R.I.P. Annette Funicello – Original Mouseketeer – Sent 12-2-10 - SUCCESS 12-13-10
Annette Joanne Funicello (October 22, 1942 – April 8, 2013) was an American actress and singer. Beginning her professional career as a child performer at the age of twelve, Funicello 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 "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.
The blog "Extra" reported that Annette Funicello died of complications of multiple sclerosis on April 8, 2013. Disney's D23 fan club confirmed her death with an obituary on their blog.
What an amazing actress, so glad I was able to get a response back from her.
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