Annette Funicello, who lit up America’s screens from TV’s “Mickey Mouse Club” to her popular “beach party” movies, died in 2013 from complications of multiple sclerosis symptoms. Here’s how the beloved actress and singer bravely fought MS for 25 years…
Picture a girl with dark bouncing curls, a twinkle in her eye, a dazzling smile and a bubbly personality. Top off that image with mouse ears, and one name springs to mind: Annette Funicello.
The actress, dancer and singer died at age 70 from complications of multiple sclerosis (MS), after fighting the disease for 25 years.
Funicello captured America’s hearts as a young teen on TV’s “The Mickey Mouse Club” in the 1950s and later cemented her stardom with the 1960s “beach party” movies.