Annette Funicello Gone… My First Crush

By on April 8, 2013 3:04:56 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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What a day… the Iron Lady and now my Mouseketeer…

Annette was perfect… until 1992 when she shocked us with her notification that she had developed MS. She bore it like a hero.. no whining, no complaints. Just her beautiful smile.

Walt Disney spotted her at a dance rehearsal – she was 13. Then, she rocketed with 8,000 fan letters (not emails) per month… ten times what others received.

She became a recording star, she starred with Frankie Avalon in the mid-1960’s “Beach Party” series along with a string of beach/bikini flicks.

Then, in 1987 she had trouble walking… and MS was diagnosed.

She wrote an autobiography in 1994 about struggles and triumphs… she titled it “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes”… how appropriate: That was a Disney song.

She was 70…

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April 8, 2013 3:07:32 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

A sad day. R.I.P. Annette.

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April 8, 2013 5:12:11 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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April 8, 2013 5:24:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

RIP Annette!   

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April 8, 2013 5:32:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

RIP  I watch that show just so I could see her.

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April 9, 2013 10:52:51 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

See you on the other side, Annette.

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April 9, 2013 11:05:57 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

RIP Annette

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April 9, 2013 11:36:00 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Gone But Not Forgotten.

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