Annette Funicello's Life in Pictures

From her Disney days to her beach movies to her heartbreaking battle with MS, we remember the original Mouseketeer

  • VOICE WORK photo | Annette Funicello

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Updated: Monday Apr 08, 2013 | 04:35 PM EDT By: Kiran Hefa and Alison Schwartz


After the show's conclusion, the actress appeared in several Disney-produced TV series and tried her hand at singing – albeit reluctantly. "I remember being frightened every time I went into a recording studio," Funicello recalled in 1992, though her 1959 single "Tall Paul," followed one year later by "Pineapple Princess," climbed the charts and led to an appearance on American Bandstand.