Remembering Annette Funicello, beach babe, Mouseketeer
Annette Funicello, a Disney Mouseketeer was the original beach babe in the innocent days of beach party movies. Plenty of people remembered her Monday after hearing word of her passing at age 70, following a long battle with MS.
- For plenty of adolescents, she was their "first crush"
- Long before Bay Watch, these beach party movies showed lots of skin and came packaged with catchy tunes.
- This turned Funicello into an icon of sorts for a generation.
- — Dannelle F. Walker (@dannellefwalker)Mon, Apr 08 2013 10:51:40Two iconic women died today... iconic for different reasons, obviously... Margaret Thatcher and Annette Funicello. RIL
- — Stun Gun (@stunnybunny)Mon, Apr 08 2013 10:51:40Annette Funicello, Cuba, Mickey Mouse Club, Margaret Thatcher trending all in one day makes me feel like my dad hacked Twitter...
- Of course, it all started with the iconic Mickey Mouse Club, where Funicello was one of the most famous Mouseketeers.
- And, until the end, she inspired those who like herself, suffered from MS.
- — Joan V. Gallos (@JoanGallos)Mon, Apr 08 2013 11:51:48Annette Funicello, my favorite Mouseketeer, dies of complications of MS. Thanks for a model of wholesome joy. http://nyti.ms/12zXsfC
- Here's a collection of photos and videos to remember Annette Funicello and those years of wholesome fun.
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