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Annette Funicello

Annette Funicello

  • Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965) April 21 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Ski Party (1965) April 21 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Beach Party (1963) April 21 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Muscle Beach Party (1963) April 21 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Bikini Beach (1964) April 21 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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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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