It's interesting to not that she was the last one chosen to be a Mousketeer. She then moved on to be a teen idol, starring with Frankie Avalon in the Beach movies.
In fact her and Frankie starred in 8 movies together.
Lou Scheimer, a pioneer in Saturday morning television cartoons with hit shows such as "Superman," "Fat Albert" and "He-Man," died October 17 at 84, according to his biographer.
Andy Mangels helped tell Scheimer's story in the book "Lou Scheimer: Creating the Filmation Generation."Pulitzer Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos died on October 12, his agent said.
That remained her primary residence until her death.
Holt opened up to a Canadian film crew late last year on the toll multiple sclerosis had taken on his wife. Glen immediately began educating himself on the disorder and engaging in ongoing dialogue with both medical professionals and MS patients from around the globe.
Disney said to me one day, ‘Annette, I have a favor to ask of you. It was through their mutual interest in horses and horse racing that he first met his wife of over 25 years, beautiful Annette.
I know all the girls are wearing bikinis, but you have an image to uphold. After her film career ended, she devoted herself to her family.
She started the Annette Funicello Fund for Neurological Disorders.Out of respect to her contributions to Disney history (and in reference to her non-Disney "Beach Party" films of the 1960s), the 2013 Disney Channel Original Movie Teen Beach Movie was dedicated to her memory.Annette got her start as a Mouskateer in the Mickey Mouse Club. I'd have to say to this day she might be the most popular Mouskateer ever.This role was reportedly a birthday present from Walt Disney, and the first of two different characters played opposite , who worked for Disney in that era.Camarata had her double-track her vocals, matching her first track as closely as possible on the second recording to achieve a fuller sound than her voice would otherwise produce.".