Thread: R.I.P. Annette Funicello
#1 R.I.P. Annette Funicello04-08-2013, 02:17 PM
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/Deplorably Proud To Be An American
04-08-2013, 02:28 PM
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awwww She was sort of my first star.
04-08-2013, 02:40 PM
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".
04-08-2013, 03:12 PM
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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04-08-2013, 04:11 PM
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.They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
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04-09-2013, 01:32 AM
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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.Olde-style, states' rights conservative. Ask if this concept confuses you.
04-09-2013, 11:09 AM
My two favorite mouseketeers.
04-09-2013, 09:09 PMIt's not how old you are, it's how you got here.
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