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Muscle Beach... Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello star in Muscle Beach Party as fun-loving... more info $14.35was $24.95 Buy Now

Beach Blanket... Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello are back on the beach in Beach Blanket... more info $13.95was $24.95 Buy Now

How to Stuff a... While Frankie (Avalon) is off in the Navy, he enlists the help of a witch doctor... more info $11.45was $19.98 Buy Now

The Shaggy... Wilby Daniels (Tommy Kirk) is just an ordinary teenager until a magical ring... more info $8.95was $9.99 Buy Now

The Best of... Join Annette, Bobby, Jimmie, Roy, Cheryl, Cubby and the rest of the Mouseketeers... more info $6.95was $6.25 Buy Now

The... Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello. A college whiz-kid goes through one comic... more info $8.95was $9.99 Buy Now

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Born: October 22, 1942 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Utica, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1955:
Original cast member of the the Mickey Mouse Club
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Asked to leave the Mouseketeers when she hit puberty
1957:
Feature acting debut, "Johnny Tremain"
1957:
Played exchange student Gina, "The Danny Thomas Show"
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Regular on an adventure series, "Zorro"
1958:
Star of own shortlived series, "Annette"
1959:
Played role of Gina Minelli, an Italian exchange student rooming with protagonist Danny Williams's family, for a season of the long-running sitcom, "Make Room for Daddy/The Danny Thomas Show"
1963:
First pairing with Frankie Avalon, "Beach Party"
1987:
In first feature following 19 year break she is reunited with Avalon in sleeper hit, "Back to the Beach"
1989:
Last feature appearance, "Troop Beverly Hills"
1992:
Publicly admitted having multiple sclerosis since 1987
1993:
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1994:
Co-wrote autobiography, "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes"
1995:
Made cameo appearance in the TV movie adaptation of her autobiography

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