Oct. 22nd, 1942
Utica, New York, USA
Annette Funicello's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2007 - Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
1989 - Troop Beverly Hills
1987 - Back to the Beach
1968 - Head
1965 - Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
1965 - Beach Blanket Bingo
1964 - Bikini Beach
1964 - Muscle Beach Party
1963 - Beach Party
1961 - Babes In Toyland
1959 - The Shaggy Dog
Guest TV Roles
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- 'Paul Anka' (qv) wrote the song "Puppy Love" about his romance with her.
- When she was cast in her first beach movie, 'Walt Disney' (qv) asked her to not wear a bikini and instead wear a one-piece swimsuit because she had an image to uphold. She agreed.
- Her favorite TV series was _"Zorro" (1957)_ (qv). For her birthday one year, 'Walt Disney' (qv) (who knew she was a fan of the show) arranged to have her guest star on one episode.
- When she made the various beach pictures for American International Pictures (AIP), she was still technically under contract to Disney, doing the AIP films on a loan-out basis, something of which 'Walt Disney' (qv) always emphatically reminded her.
- In 1977, Annette played the Blue Fairy in Disneylands "Main Street Electrical Parade"
- (November 1999) Underwent brain surgery to slow down the tremors which result from her MS. Is recovering at home.
- Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1987.
- Is the best friend of 'Shelley Fabares' (qv).
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