Disney: former Mouseketeer Annette Funicello dead at 70

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Annette Funicello dead at age 70 (Houston Chronicle)
    more at the link
     
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    oh_gal New Member

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    Rip, :(

    You know what's sad? Comments underneath the story (can't recall which outlet) saying, "Who??????"
     
  4. i.b.nora

    i.b.nora I am polka dot

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    Well, she was one of my favorites, always. R.I.P. Annette.
     
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    marycarney Inactive

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    Remembering a more wholesome era in American entertainment...........

    Rest in Peace Annette
     
  6. Wise Old Owl

    Wise Old Owl Retired WS Staff & Founding member of AFKBPOFPOPL

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    RIP Annette. Got tears in my eyes. She was my favorite. I was a little kid watching the Mickey Mouse Club with Annette. And then the beach movies.......

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    Days long gone - great memories.
     
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    Loved the beach blanket movies - favorite fodder as a lad of eight.
     
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    R.I.P. Annette. I had a teacher in high school who was a distant cousin of hers and looked amazingly like her!
     
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    RIP Annette, loved your movies though didn't see you much on Micky Mouse. your movies were part of my growing up. remember many saturday afternoon watching you and Frankie! still watch them when they come on.
     
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    Ah - growing up at the movies. I watched the Mouseketeers but Annette's early years may have been only on re-run. (We only got two channels.) But my first couple little girlfriends definitely were Annettes, via her movies. (And the next few drawn from the still-wholesome, though-friskier Elvis movie-girlfriend types. But after that: set the controls for the hearts of the James Bond girls!)

    New York Times obit: Annette Funicello, Mouseketeer, Dies at 70
    much more at the link
     
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    tezi Member of Websleuths since 2000.

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    I am saddened to hear this. RIP
     
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    To use a polite Latin phrase, Brit seems non compos mentis these days.
     
  16. STANDREID

    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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    She was a standout in the first episode of the Mickey Mouse Club that I saw in 1955 when I was 9. We had just gotten our first TV earlier that year.

    It was the thing to tune in every day as she increasingly began to burst out of he training bra.

    R.I.P. Annette and thanks!
     
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    I am saddened to see of Annette's passing, but I do understand her later years were not so comfortable. But she had a great outlook and I applaud her for that.

    I recall when I was in grammar school rushing home so we wouldn't miss a minute of Mickey Mouse Club and the Mouskateers. We loved them. Then when I was in high school, one of my classmates was a cousin of Annette's. She would talk about her fondly.

    RIP Annette.
    :rose:

    fran
     
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    i.b.nora I am polka dot

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    Annette Funicello's family: She fought until the end
    The Bakersfield Californian
    Monday, Apr 08 2013 10:27 AM
    By JENNIFER SELF, Californian lifestyles editor

    "Surrounded by her family and longtime friend and actress Shelley Fabares, Funicello lost her battle at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield on Monday. She had lived with MS for at least 26 years, the last two of which were spent in the Shafter home she and her husband, Glen Holt, bought decades ago. The couple moved to Kern County permanently after a 2011 fire destroyed their Encino home."

    "Late last year, Holt allowed full access to a Canadian film crew to document the toll multiple sclerosis had taken on his wife, McDuffie said. The segment offers an unflinching — at times, brutal — look at Funicello’s physical deterioration.

    “They were thinking the American news media was going to pick it up or that it would get rebroadcast here, but it never happened,” McDuffie said. “They sent reporters out to Bakersfield and they stayed with my grandparents for a day or two. This is the only glimpse into how far her MS had progressed.”"

    More...

    I saw a snippet this morning on TV that must have been from the documentary. It was unbearably sad.
     
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