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Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:05 PM

Disney Fan Club: Annette Funicello has died

Source: USA Today

Disney's official fan club has just broken the news on Twitter:

Annette Funicello has died at age 70.

The actress, singer and beloved Mousketeer had been hospitalized in Bakersfield due to complications from multiple sclerosis, according to Extra.



Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2013/04/08/disney-annette-funicello-dies/2063545/

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Reply Disney Fan Club: Annette Funicello has died (Original post)
Roland99 Apr 2013 OP
TeamPooka Apr 2013 #1
hamsterjill Apr 2013 #47
Renew Deal Apr 2013 #2
MiniMe Apr 2013 #8
greatauntoftriplets Apr 2013 #9
Renew Deal Apr 2013 #40
greatauntoftriplets Apr 2013 #41
Adenoid_Hynkel Apr 2013 #22
Renew Deal Apr 2013 #39
Adenoid_Hynkel Apr 2013 #3
L0oniX Apr 2013 #4
DainBramaged Apr 2013 #42
alfredo Apr 2013 #48
devilgrrl Apr 2013 #5
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2013 #6
happyslug Apr 2013 #52
slackmaster Apr 2013 #7
AnotherMcIntosh Apr 2013 #10
LongTomH Apr 2013 #11
HomerRamone Apr 2013 #12
OKNancy Apr 2013 #37
DainBramaged Apr 2013 #43
PuffedMica Apr 2013 #61
DainBramaged Apr 2013 #63
Vinnie From Indy Apr 2013 #13
Poll_Blind Apr 2013 #14
warrior1 Apr 2013 #15
BumRushDaShow Apr 2013 #16
llmart Apr 2013 #55
snappyturtle Apr 2013 #60
Ghost of Tom Joad Apr 2013 #17
Cleita Apr 2013 #18
walkerbait41 Apr 2013 #19
joeglow3 Apr 2013 #20
LibDemAlways Apr 2013 #21
Hell Hath No Fury Apr 2013 #23
MurrayDelph Apr 2013 #29
shenmue Apr 2013 #24
Beacool Apr 2013 #25
benld74 Apr 2013 #26
upaloopa Apr 2013 #27
Plucketeer Apr 2013 #33
onehandle Apr 2013 #28
MotherPetrie Apr 2013 #30
Glorfindel Apr 2013 #31
immoderate Apr 2013 #32
deurbano Apr 2013 #34
OKNancy Apr 2013 #35
Manifestor_of_Light Apr 2013 #36
DeSwiss Apr 2013 #38
kimbutgar Apr 2013 #44
Jim__ Apr 2013 #45
alfredo Apr 2013 #46
Douglas Carpenter Apr 2013 #49
SleeplessinSoCal Apr 2013 #50
shanti Apr 2013 #51
liberal N proud Apr 2013 #53
PuffedMica Apr 2013 #62
Scootaloo Apr 2013 #54
patricia92243 Apr 2013 #56
Tommy_Carcetti Apr 2013 #57
LoisB Apr 2013 #58
madrchsod Apr 2013 #59
BadGimp Apr 2013 #64
Norbert Apr 2013 #65
Kablooie Apr 2013 #66

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:06 PM

1. RIP. I loved the Beach movies series.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 03:31 PM

47. Me, too!!!

She and Frankie were just great together!!!

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:07 PM

2. Annette Funicello, Margaret Thatcher, who is the third???

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:21 PM

8. Roger Ebert

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:21 PM

9. Roger Ebert.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 02:52 PM

40. Of course

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:44 PM

22. So what's the time limit on the "celebrities die in threes" thing?

Ebert died two days ago - does he still count? There were some less famous celebs who died in between? What's the level of fame one has to have to be counted?

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #22)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 02:52 PM

39. Yes, counts

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:07 PM

3. awww...

Always liked her

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:10 PM

4. My second crush. First was Elizabeth Taylor. n/t

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 03:02 PM

42. Edie Adams here

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #42)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 03:41 PM

48. My crushes were Annette and Juliet Prowse.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:18 PM

6. How to Stuff a Wild Bikini

was on TV yesterday. It may be the "Citizen Kane" of Annette Funicello movies.

How to Stuff a Wild Bikini

ETA: what surprises me most about it is that I had thought that Harvey Lembeck, who played Eric Von Zipper, had died only recently. I see now that he died over 30 years ago.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 03:53 PM

52. What surprized me, was she was under contract with Disney, so Walt Disney had final strip approval

Yes, Walk Disney had final strip approval of the beach movies starring her, think about it. NOT Disney Corporation, but Walt Disney himself. Walt only died in 1966.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:21 PM

7. She suffered horribly with MS for a long, long time.

 

RIP Annette.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:28 PM

10. She showed amazing courage and dignity.

 

How many could know that they have multiple sclerosis and still show the good nature that she did?

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:28 PM

11. Really sorry to hear that!

RIP Annette. She was the first crush for a whole generation growing up in the late 50s / early 60s.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:28 PM

12. Now it's time to say goodbye to all our company :-(

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Response to HomerRamone (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 02:41 PM

37. why, because we love you

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Response to HomerRamone (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 03:03 PM

43. M-i-c

Last edited Mon Apr 8, 2013, 08:58 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #43)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 07:58 PM

61. K-E-Y

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Response to PuffedMica (Reply #61)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 08:57 PM

63. Mouse

that was such a long time ago. I miss those days of innocence.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:28 PM

13. RIP

eom

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:29 PM

14. Very sad. R.I.P. the Pineapple Princess.



PB

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:34 PM

15. Rest in peace

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:34 PM

16. R.I.P.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 04:20 PM

55. Oh, my.....

that brought back some memories from my childhood.

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Response to llmart (Reply #55)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 07:28 PM

60. Here's the series in order of "Annette" from the MMC:

&list=PLD3B260928660723E

Certainly a different time. I remember Spin and Marty series but not this one.
Does take one w-a-y back! There's about 18 episodes....10-11 min. each

R.I.P. Annette

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:36 PM

17. RIP

This has been a bad week for celebrities.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:38 PM

18. That's a shame.

She was my generation and although I didn't really care for the beach movies, I liked her a lot. RIP Annette. Your suffering is over.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:41 PM

19. From the both of us

RIP good friend

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:43 PM

20. I know her from Stand By Me

Was too young to know her otherwise.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:44 PM

21. Back in the early 80's Annette was a parent at the school

where I was teaching. Every Wednesday she would show up as a volunteer to help cook lunch for the students and staff. She was down to earth and unpretentious. I know many who knew her back then are mourning her loss today.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:50 PM

23. She's finally free -

Last time I saw her was in a interview with Mary Hart -- it was essentially a "good-by" from ET and good friend Mary Hart. She was interrible shape, barely able to speak. That was many years ago -- I cannot imagine what condition she was in before she passed. Godpseed, Annette.

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Response to Hell Hath No Fury (Reply #23)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 02:12 PM

29. I remember that interview

She said what she missed most was dancing.

She's dancing freely now.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 01:59 PM

24. Rest in peace.

She was neat. I liked her a lot.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 02:00 PM

25. I'm so sorry to hear that.

She had been living with MS for years. My condolences to her family.

Rest in peace, Annette.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 02:05 PM

26. Prayers

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 02:07 PM

27. I had a crush on her though she was a few years older than me

My first crush I think

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #27)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 02:31 PM

33. Probably incalculable - how many boys were in love with her

I know I was smitten from the first time I saw her! She was the MAIN reason I watched the MMC show! RIP lover.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 02:10 PM

28. HuffPo is so weird. Their front page headline: Former 'Mickey Mouse Club' Star Dies At Age 70

Not only do they assume that their demographic doesn't know who Annette Funicello is, they also, by using quotes, think that they don't know what the 'Mickey Mouse Club' is.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 02:18 PM

30. RIP. :(

 

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 02:21 PM

31. The world is a poorer place without her

May she rest in peace.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 02:27 PM

32. RIP Annette. A good lady.



--imm

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 02:33 PM

34. I loved her voice.

She was such an icon of my childhood. I got my parents to give my baby sister "Annette" for a middle name. (Actually, I thought it was going to be her first name, but they reneged!)

RIP, Annette.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 02:35 PM

35. More upset about this than Thatcher

I loved Annette. She, in many ways, is responsible for my career as a dancer and then as a dance studio owner.
She was an important part of my growing up.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 02:38 PM

36. She was cute.

Hubby had to have a small crying episode over her.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 02:46 PM

38. Yes, I too was a pre-pubescent membrum de rodent rodentia clava....

...and Annette was the reason.

- RIP

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 03:23 PM

44. I saw Annette and Frankie at Knotts Berry Farm in the late 80's

She had the beginnings of the MS at first my husband I thought she was drunk. But she was so sweet and interacted with the audience we let it go. Also she was very beautiful in person. Rip Annette you are no longer suffering.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 03:24 PM

45. RIP.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 03:30 PM

46. I had a crush on her when I was just a young boy. I'm a sucker for dancers.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 03:49 PM

50. She was special. Because she was so young, girls could want to be her and love her too.

That's how I experienced her as a young girl. She just oozed warmth and love along with her talent and obvious physical charms.

She was the opposite of Margaret Thatcher. And it's really sad that they died on the same day.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 03:51 PM

51. RIP, Mousketeer Annette!

I was just thinking about her the other day...

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 03:53 PM

53. MIC -

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #53)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 07:59 PM

62. KEY-

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 04:01 PM

54. Now there's a death worth mouring.

RIP, Annette.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 04:38 PM

56. :She had been in a MS coma for years." How very, very sad. In my ignorance,

I did not realize people with MS went into a coma. Shame on me.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 04:45 PM

57. Sad.

For some reason, I thought she had already passed though.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 06:08 PM

58. RIP. Every girl I knew (me included) wanted to be Annette.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 07:08 PM

59. dam.....another one of my childhood fantasies gone on......

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 10:28 PM

64. Darnit, I was this close to tappin that ..

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2013, 11:03 PM

65. This is a huge loss to us Baby Boomers

Think about it.

In the 1950s she was the star Mousketeer and we were in front of the TV religiously thie the Mickey Mouse Club show was on.

When the older Boomers started growing into adolescence they said goodbye to the kiddie stuff and Annette. But Annette was not through with the Boomers by a long shot. The Beach Party movies were on their way.

When the Boomers were married and had children of their own there was Annette and her children on TV with Skippy peanut butter.

When the older boomers started emptying the nest Annette went back to the beach.

It was tough hearing the news today even though I expected this scenario to play out much sooner.

Godspeed Annette. I hope the beaches where you reside are pristine, the sunsets are breathtaking and you are forever 20 years old.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2013, 01:09 AM

66. I saw her in person back in the late 70's.

I noticed an attractive woman and thought to myself, 'Wow! That is an exceptionally gorgeous woman.'
Then I suddenly realized it was Annette!

I didn't think she was particularly attractive when she was young but boy had she changed!

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