Annette Funicello

Annette Funicello Brief Biography

Annette Funicello
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.

In 1992, Funicello announced that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She died from complications of the disease on April 8, 2013.

Annette Funicello News

• The Almanac for Oct. 22, the 296th day of 2016
• Annette Funicello dies of complications from multiple sclerosis
• 'American Idol' movie 'From Justin to Kelly' flops on opening weekend

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