"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.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous actresses! More Annette Funicello on Wikipedia.