Annette Funicello

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Annette Funicello

Funicello and Avalon at the height of the "Beach Party" era.
Born Annette Joanne Funicello
October 22, 1942(1942-10-22)
Utica, New York, U.S.
Died April 8, 2013(2013-04-08) (aged 70)
Bakersfield, California, U.S.
Ethnicity Italian American
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1955–1995
Spouse Jack Gilardi (m. 1965–1981; three children
Glen Holt (m. 1986–2013; her death)

Annette Joanne Funicello (October 22, 1942 – April 8, 2013) was an American singer, movie and television series actress. Funicello was one of the most popular "Mouseketeers" on the Mickey Mouse Club[1] in the 1950s.

She was born in Utica, New York to Italian American parents and moved to Southern California when she was four. She went public with her multiple sclerosis in 1992. She died from the disease on April 8, 2013.

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