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 was one of the most popular Mouseketeers on the original Mickey Mouse Club . 
Annette Funicello, Actress: Muscle Beach Party. Annette Joanne Funicello achieved teenage popularity starting in October 1955 after she debuted as a Mouseketeer. Born on October 22, 1942 in Utica, New York, the family had moved to California when she was still young.
08.04.2013 · Actress, Singer. Funicello and her family moved to Los Angeles when she was 4, and nine years later, in 1955, she was discovered by Walt Disney himself while dancing the lead in a production of Swan Lake at the Starlight Bowl in Burbank. He invited her to audition for his new television series, The Mickey Mouse Club....
Arkoff next made a deal with former Mouseketeer Annette Funicello, whose contract with Walt Disney had a clause stating that she could work in non-Disney films subject to the approval of Disney's legal team. The deal came with one caveat, that Funicello not appear in a bikini (reportedly, Disney himself had to be settled down by Arkoff when he discovered that his subordinates had allowed ...
Annette's life was filmed as a television movie with A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story (1995) co-starring her good friend, Shelley Fabares. Receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1993, Annette was eventually wheelchair-ridden and went into complete seclusion.
28.11.2019 · Mouseketeer Annette Funicello can be seen at far left. (Photo by AP/Ernest K. Bennett) 'KNIGHT RIDER' STAR REBECCA HOLDEN RECALLS ON-SCREEN CHEMISTRY WITH DAVID HASSELHOFF, WHY SHE LEFT SERIES
Beach Blanket Bingo: Directed by William Asher. With Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, Deborah Walley, Harvey Lembeck. Frankie, DeeDee, and the gang meet singing sensation Sugar Kane in a publicity stunt; they all get introduced to skydiving and get caught up in love.