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  1. #1 R.I.P. Annette Funicello 
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    Just heard on Fox News that Annette Funicello has passed away at the age of 70. http://www.tmz.com/2013/04/08/annett...er-dead-at-70/
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    awwww She was sort of my first star.
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    She suffered with MS for a very long time. It's sad that she is gone, but she is now free of that horrible disease.

    I watched the Mickey Mouse Club in syndication, long after Annette grew up and moved on from it. The newer version with Blair from Facts of Life came out later, when I was too old for that kind of thing.


    I still can't think about Annette without thinking about a very funny SNL skit starring Gilda Radner as Annette-the one where Princess Leia (host Carrie Fisher) lands on the beach with Annette and Frankie. Gilda introduces herself: Hi, I'm Annette and these are my breasts".
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    The Mouseketeers are getting long in the tooth. This isn't meant to demean or diminish her life or reputation, but I was past the "Mickey Mouse Club" age when she became a star...http://www.latimes.com/news/obituari...,5659102.story

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    I grew up watching her and the rest of the Mouseketeers back in the late 50's/early 60's in B&W.

    RIP, Annette and thanks for all the memories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marv View Post
    The Mouseketeers are getting long in the tooth. This isn't meant to demean or diminish her life or reputation, but I was past the "Mickey Mouse Club" age when she became a star...http://www.latimes.com/news/obituari...,5659102.story
    So what you're saying is that you missed out on seeing her in a bikini in those Frankie and Anita movies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    So what you're saying is that you missed out on seeing her in a bikini in those Frankie and Anita movies?
    By the time the "Beach" movies came around, I was deep into the USAF.....

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    I wonder if they'll bury her with mouse ears on.


    A fond farewell to literally one of the first teen icons ever on television. She was a trailblazer, and she was one very pretty lady, both in her youth and older.
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    My two favorite mouseketeers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    So what you're saying is that you missed out on seeing her in a bikini in those Frankie and Anita movies?
    She never wore one (at least not in any of those movies - never showed her navel)
    Her joke was "I don't have one".

    She was 1 year younger than me but suffered so much worse.
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