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wow... this one hits home. I loved Annette and her freshness and the beach party movies.

Maggie Thatcher? I'm not sure she did as much in the way of adding joy to the world as this original Mouseketeer did.

Rest in peace, dear Annette.

Annette referred to herself as “the queen of teen" but for many of us, she was like a friend and truly nice person.

Annette died from complications of multiple sclerosis, with which she was diagnosed in 1987. In 1993, she founded The Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Disorders.

Annette was born in Utica NY on October 22, 1942.

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