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Annette Funicello

Actress/singer

Born - 22 October 1942, Utica, New York, USA
Died - 8 April 2013

Pertly pretty, dark-haired, diminutive star of Disney films (and a famous 'Mouseketeer' in the studio's TV show) with sweetheart smile, puppy-eager personality, melodic singing voice and a curvaceous figure that helped give her a second career as star of the 'Beach Party' teen movies in the 1960s. She was stricken with serious multiple sclerosis in the late 1980s and, although wheelchaired in her later years, founded a fund for neurological disorders that bears her name. After a tiny role in Johnny Tremain (1957), she was soon promoted to star billing, often just billed as Annette: The Shaggy Dog (1959), The Horsemasters (1961), Babes in Toyland (1961), Escapade in Florence (1962), The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1963), Beach Party (1963), Bikini Beach (1964), The Monkey's Uncle (1964), Dr G and the Bikini Machine (1965), Pajama Party in a Haunted House (1966), Thunder Alley (1967) and Head (1968). Later she appeared in Back to the Beach (1987, guying her own image) and Troop Beverly Hills (1989). She died from multiple sclerosis complications.