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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

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When you are young and healthy, it never occurs to you that in a single second your whole life could ...

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Most original viewers of the Mickey Mouse Club didn't face the crush of family and social problems c ...

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Of the many guests we welcomed to the Mickey Mouse Club, my absolute favorites were the Lennon Siste ...

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My dear friend Jimmie Dodd was the heart and the soul of The Mickey Mouse Club.

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Whatever dreams I have wished have come true.

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Watching television in those days was not the same experience as it is today. After years of listeni ...

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The original Mickey Mouse Club, established in the '30s, was designed to attract children to movie t ...

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I still don't know precisely why The Mickey Mouse Club ended when it did.

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Mickey Mouse... is always there-he's part of my life. That really is something not everyone can call ...

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Whatever ambivalence I felt about my own career, Frankie more than made up for it with his ambition ...

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I'm saddened to see that some have been misled into believing that Mr. Disney was something other th ...

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Mr. Disney believed everyone was still a child deep inside.

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For me, the wheelchair symbolizes disability in a way a cane does not.

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I've always found Mr. Disney to be somewhat of a shy person, a kid at heart

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Mr. Disney and his staff were constantly scouting for great stories to bring to life on film.

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