Out of respect to her contributions to Disney history (and in reference to her non-Disney "Beach Party" films of the 1960s), the 2013 Disney Channel Original Movie Teen Beach Movie was dedicated to her memory.
Annette got her start as a Mouskateer in the Mickey Mouse Club. I'd have to say to this day she might be the most popular Mouskateer ever.
Wallace voiced the character Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons" and is known for playing receptionist Carol Kester on "The Bob Newhart Show." She was 70.
Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Sharman -- who won four NBA titles as a player, one as a head coach and five in his club's front office -- died October 25 in southern California, his former teams said. Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams died of natural causes on October 21. Adams, whose team started in Houston as the Houston Oilers, co-founded the American Football League, which eventually merged with the National Football League.
Holt opened up to a Canadian film crew late last year on the toll multiple sclerosis had taken on his wife. Glen immediately began educating himself on the disorder and engaging in ongoing dialogue with both medical professionals and MS patients from around the globe.The British author was best known for "The Golden Notebook," which is considered by many critics to be one of the most important feminist novels ever written.Celebrity chef Charlie Trotter, whose namesake restaurant in Chicago received a long list of culinary honors over its 25 years of service, died shortly after he was rushed from his home to a hospital on November 5. Actress Marcia Wallace died on October 25, her agent said.She suffered smoke inhalation, but was otherwise unharmed.After the fire, Funicello and Holt then began living full time at the modest ranch that they purchased decades earlier, located just south of Shafter, California (north of Bakersfield).To that end, Walt Disney asked her to not wear a bikini and instead wear a one-piece swimsuit because she had an image to uphold. Then years ater when she would go to get her daughter at school all her daughter's little friends would sing the song "M-I-C-K-E-Y" and it made her feel good. Her last public appearance that I can find was back in 1999. Frankie Avalon says that everywhere he goes people ask him about Annette.Annette's condition has deteriorated due to MS and her life is now filled with constant struggle. Annette Funicello, an icon to legions of baby boomers, first as a breakout star on “The Mickey Mouse Club” in the 1950s and then as a wholesome pinup opposite Frankie Avalon in a series of teen movies, died Monday at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. In 1986, she married California harness racing horse breeder/trainer Glen Holt.The actress and singer was discovered by Walt Disney, she recalls during an interview: “Mr. The couple were frequently seen at Los Alamitos Race Course and at Fairplex in Pomona in the 1980s and 1990s attending harness horse races. December 19, 1930) is a former law enforcement officer and race horse trainer and breeder.I sure loved those and still will watch them whenever they are on. In 1999, she underwent brain surgery to slow down the tremors which result from her MS.She started the Annette Funicello Fund for Neurological Disorders.