Annette Funicello
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"Annette Joanne Funicello" was an American actress and singer. Funicello began her professional career as a child actor/child performer at the age of twelve. She rose to prominence as one of the most popular "Mouseketeers" on the original The Mickey Mouse Club/Mickey Mouse Club. As a teenager, she transitioned to a successful career as a singer with the pop singles "O Dio Mio," "Tall Paul" and "Pineapple Princess", as well as establishing herself as a film actress, popularizing the successful "beach party film/Beach Party" genre alongside co-star Frankie Avalon during the mid-1960s.

In 1992, Funicello announced that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She died of complications from the disease on April 8, 2013.

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