Annette Funicello

Annette Funicello's most memorable musical moments -- VIDEO

Annette Funicello, the ’50s and ’60s teen dream who passed away Monday after a long battle with multiple sclerosis, rose to fame as a “Mouseketeer” on the original Mickey Mouse Club and starred with fellow idol Frankie Avalon in a series of iconic big-screen “Beach Party” hits, including Beach Blanket Bingo and Bikini Beach.

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Annette Funicello: A life in film clips, from 'Mickey Mouse' to the beach to 'Pee-wee's Playhouse' -- VIDEO


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Today, the Magic Kingdom – and the nostalgic boomers who yearned to make her either their girlfriend or their best friend – are mourning the death of Annette Funicello, the teen idol whose sunny, perky screen presence defined the ’50s and ’60s.

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