Annette Funicello (1942–2013)


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Annette Joanne Funicello achieved teenage popularity starting in October 1955 after she debuted as a Mouseketeer. Born on October 22, 1942 in Utica, New York, the family had moved to California when she was still young. Walt Disney himself saw her performing the lead role in "Swan Lake" at her ballet school's year-end recital in Burbank and ... See full bio »

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(1964)
Pajama Party Connie
(1964)
(1965)

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 1987 Back to the Beach
Annette
 1986 Growing Pains (TV Series)
Mrs. Hinkley
- The Seavers vs. the Cleavers (1986) ... Mrs. Hinkley
 1985 Lots of Luck (TV Movie)
Julie Maris
 1978-1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Kate Ladell / Roberta Roberts
 1979-1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Elizabeth 'Liz' Drake / Mary Ann Carlin / Edna Camberly
- Delphine/The Unkillable (1981) ... Elizabeth 'Liz' Drake
- Jungle Man/Mary Ann and Miss Sophisticate (1980) ... Mary Ann Carlin
- Birthday Party/Ghostbreaker (1979) ... Edna Camberly
 1978 Frankie & Annette: The Second Time Around (TV Movie)
Annette
 1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Millie (segment "Love and the Tuba")
 1968 Head
Minnie
 1967 Hondo (TV Series)
Anne Williams
- Hondo and the Apache Trail (1967) ... Anne Williams
 1967 Thunder Alley
Francie Madsen
 1966 Fireball 500
Jane Harris
 1965 Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
Girl in Dungeon
 1965 Ski Party
Prof. Sonya Roberts (uncredited)
 1965 The Monkey's Uncle
Jennifer
 1965 Beach Blanket Bingo
Dee Dee
 1963-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Anna Najensky / Dorrie Marsh
- Who Killed the Strangler? (1965) ... Anna Najensky
- Who Killed the Kind Doctor? (1963) ... Dorrie Marsh
 1964 Pajama Party
Connie
 1964 Bikini Beach
Dee Dee
 1964 Muscle Beach Party
Dee Dee
 1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Melanie Keller
- Rosetta (1964) ... Melanie Keller
 1964 The Misadventures of Merlin Jones
Jennifer (as Annette)
 1963 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Rose Pulaski
- The Sam Pulaski Story (1963) ... Rose Pulaski
 1963 Beach Party
Dolores
 1962 Escapade in Florence
Annette Aliotto
 1959-1962 The Magical World of Disney (TV Series)
Annette Aliotto / Dinah Wilcox / Constancia de la Torre / ...
- Escapade in Florence: Part 2 (1962) ... Annette Aliotto
- Escapade in Florence: Part 1 (1962) ... Annette Aliotto
- The Horsemasters: Tally Ho (1961) ... Dinah Wilcox
- The Horsemasters: Follow Your Heart (1961) ... Dinah Wilcox
- Zorro: The Postponed Wedding (1961) ... Constancia de la Torre
 1961 Babes in Toyland
Mary Quite Contrary (as Annette)
 1961 The Horsemasters (TV Movie)
Dinah Wilcox
 1959-1961 Zorro (TV Series)
Anita Cabrillo / Constancia de la Torre
- The Postponed Wedding (1961) ... Constancia de la Torre
- The Brooch (1959) ... Anita Cabrillo
- Please Believe Me (1959) ... Anita Cabrillo
- The Missing Father (1959) ... Anita Cabrillo
 1959 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
Gina Minelli
- Gina for President (1959) ... Gina Minelli
- The Latin Lover (1959) ... Gina Minelli
- Frankie Laine Sings for Gina (1959) ... Gina Minelli
- Gina's First Date (1959) ... Gina Minelli
- Gina from Italy (1959) ... Gina Minelli
 1959 The Shaggy Dog
Allison D'Allessio
 1958 Annette (TV Series)
Annette McCloud
- The Mystery Is Solved (1958) ... Annette McCloud
- Mike to the Rescue (1958) ... Annette McCloud
- The Farewell Letter (1958) ... Annette McCloud
- The Fight (1958) ... Annette McCloud
- The Barbecue (1958) ... Annette McCloud
 1957 The New Adventures of Spin and Marty (TV Series)
Annette
 1956 Further Adventures of Spin and Marty (TV Series)
Annette
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: "Pineapple Princess". NOTE: Reached #11 on the US pop charts. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Official Site | See more »

Alternate Names:

'Annette' | Annette | Annette & Jack | The Mickey Mouse Club

Height:

5' 1" (1.55 m)

Spouse:

Glen Holt  (her death) | See more »

Children:

Gina Portman | See more »

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The Disney studio wasn't like other studios. It was just like home - it always had a small-town, family atmosphere.

Trivia:

She spent her final years mostly confined to a wheelchair that was specially designed by her horse-trainer husband with a seat from a harness-racing sulky. See more »

Trademark:

Disney movies and Beach Party movies See more »

Nickname:

Annie

Star Sign:

Libra

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