Annette Funicello (b. 1942)
First among Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club.
Founder, Annette Funicello Fund For Neurological Disorders.
Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis during making of beach-party reunion, Back to the Beach (1987).
Went public with illness in 1992.
Bio-depicted in the TV-movie, A Dream Is Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story, based on her 1994 autobiography (1995).
Offbeat costar of the Monkees in the band's 1968 film, Head.
In-sync costar of Frankie Avalon in 12 films, most involving beach, sand and bikinis.
1960s pop star, charting with the likes of "Tall Paul."
Made Mousekedebut at age 12 (1955).
Starred in several MMC serials, including the self-named, "Annette."
Annette Funicello Fund for Neurological Disorders
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