This highly-rated television film covers the life of American movie/TV/pop music idol Annette Funicello. The movie starts with the move of her family from New York to California, where in ...
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This highly-rated television film covers the life of American movie/TV/pop music idol Annette Funicello. The movie starts with the move of her family from New York to California, where in 1955 shy Annette becomes one of the cast of The Mickey Mouse Club. The movie covers her child stardom, her teen idol years, her singing career with big hits like "Tall Paul", her romance with Paul Anka, her classic beach party films with Frankie Avalon, and her first marriage. It also shows her large comeback in the late 1980s and her second marriage, and the day when she found out she had multiple sclerosis.Written by
I would love to share this movie with my granddaughter but apparently it is not available for purchase. If you were a fan of Annette's and haven't had a chance to see this movie you've missed a good story. Making it even better is that it is told by Annette herself. I started as a fan of the Mouseketeers. Later I was hooked on the "beach" movies. I read all those teen magazines growing up to follow her story. It was only as I got older that I realized they printed "fluff". Watching this movie you see her real life. It wasn't all beach parties and songs. Annette lived an interesting life and never let the downs keep her there. I hope those "in charge" release this movie for purchase...or, at least, show it again on t.v.
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