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      Annette Funicello

      Annette Funicello

      Highest Rated: 76% Back to the Beach (1987)

      Lowest Rated: 33% Pajama Party (1964)

      Birthday: Oct 22, 1942

      Birthplace: Utica, New York, USA

      Before Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera, there was Annette Funicello, the original Mouseketeer. When she burst out on the scene as the bubbly girl-next-door on "The Mickey Mouse Club" (ABC, 1955-59), America quickly fell in love with Funicello, making her one of the most recognized faces on television at that time. She was such a huge success on the show that by the end of the first season, the actress was receiving about 6,000 fan letters a week, a feat that astounded even Walt Disney himself. She re-emerged in the 1960s as a teen icon, starring in several "beach party" movies like "Beach Blanket Bingo" (1965) opposite fellow idol Frankie Avalon, and would later inspire longtime fans with her courageous battle against the debilitating disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), which led to her death in April 2013. However, it was her warm, all-American persona as a Mouseketeer - her name famously embossed across her Disney sweater - that would be the Annette Funicello fans remembered best.

      Highest rated movies

      Back to the Beach poster
      Back to the Beach
      Beach Blanket Bingo poster
      Beach Blanket Bingo
      Head poster
      The Shaggy Dog poster
      The Shaggy Dog
      Beach Party poster
      Beach Party
      Babes in Toyland poster
      Babes in Toyland
      Pajama Party poster
      Pajama Party




      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Mouse Club - The Best Of Britney, Justin, And Christina Unknown (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story Self - 1995
      No Score Yet 74% Pee-Wee's Playhouse: Christmas Special Unknown (Character) - 1988
      76% 63% Back to the Beach Annette (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $12.2M 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Lots of Luck Julie Maris (Character) - 1985
      71% 71% Head Minnie (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 25% Thunder Alley Francie Madsen (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet 35% Fireball 500 Jane Harris (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet 33% How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Dee Dee (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 41% The Monkey's Uncle Jennifer (Character) - 1965
      73% 51% Beach Blanket Bingo Dee Dee (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 41% Muscle Beach Party Dee Dee (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 63% The Misadventures of Merlin Jones Jennifer (Character) - 1964
      33% 35% Pajama Party Connie (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 41% Bikini Beach Dee Dee (Character) - 1964
      43% 42% Beach Party Dolores (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Escapade in Florence Annette Aliotto (Character) - 1963
      36% 59% Babes in Toyland Mary Contrary (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Horsemasters Dinah Wilcox (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Six-Gun Law Chiquita (Character) - 1959
      68% 48% The Shaggy Dog Allison D'Allessio (Character) - 1959


      No Score Yet 80% Full House Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet 0% Growing Pains Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1979-1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Walt Disney's Disneyland Host 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zorro Unknown (Guest Star) 1959 1961