Discussion in 'Celebrity and Entertainment News' started by wfgodot, Apr 8, 2013.
Annette Funicello dead at age 70 (Houston Chronicle)
more at the link
You know what's sad? Comments underneath the story (can't recall which outlet) saying, "Who??????"
Well, she was one of my favorites, always. R.I.P. Annette.
Remembering a more wholesome era in American entertainment...........
Rest in Peace Annette
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.......
C - see ya real soon
Y - Why? Because we LIKE you!
Days long gone - great memories.
Loved the beach blanket movies - favorite fodder as a lad of eight.
R.I.P. Annette. I had a teacher in high school who was a distant cousin of hers and looked amazingly like her!
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.
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
I am saddened to hear this. RIP
What a dipshidiot! Seriously... she was a Mouseketeer! :banghead:
Annette Funicello's Passing
On the other hand....
'I am DEVASTATED, she was my role model': Britney Spears tweets tribute to fellow Mouseketeer Annette Funicello (Daily Mail)
She only did that after she got slammed. The girl has no common sense. She only knows what she is told to say. :banghead:
To use a polite Latin phrase, Brit seems non compos mentis these days.
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!
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.
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 Funicellos 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."
I saw a snippet this morning on TV that must have been from the documentary. It was unbearably sad.
The Glen Holt documentary of Annette's battle was painful to watch; nonetheless, I viewed it in its then 2-part entirety several times. If interested, you can navigate from the Watch Now link on the following site:
Also, the following URL is for donations to the fund for neuro diseases, setup in her honor:
R.I.P. Annette, old school chum
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