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|Birth Place:||Utica, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Original cast member of the the Mickey Mouse Club
Asked to leave the Mouseketeers when she hit puberty
Feature acting debut, "Johnny Tremain"
Played exchange student Gina, "The Danny Thomas Show"
Regular on an adventure series, "Zorro"
Star of own shortlived series, "Annette"
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"
First pairing with Frankie Avalon, "Beach Party"
In first feature following 19 year break she is reunited with Avalon in sleeper hit, "Back to the Beach"
Last feature appearance, "Troop Beverly Hills"
Publicly admitted having multiple sclerosis since 1987
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Co-wrote autobiography, "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes"
Made cameo appearance in the TV movie adaptation of her autobiography
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