Annette Funicello

Annette Funicello
1942 - 2013

Annette Funicello  American Actress


Annette Joanne Funicello (October 22, 1942 – April 8, 2013) was an American actress and singer. Funicello began her professional career as a child performer at the age of twelve. She rose to prominence as one of the most popular "Mouseketeers" o...

Confirmed Relationships4
Longest Relationship27 yrs, 3 mths
Average Relationship Length11 yrs, 10 mths
First Name Annette
Middle Name Joanne
Last Name Holt
Maiden Name Funicello
Full Name at Birth Annette Joanne Funicello
Alternative Name Annie, Dolly
Age 70 (age at death) years
Birthday 22nd October, 1942
Birthplace Utica, New York, USA
Died 8th April, 2013
Place of Death Bakersfield, California, USA
Cause of Death Complications from Multiple Sclerosis
Height 5' 3" (160 cm)
Build Voluptuous
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress, Singer, Writer
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Walt Disney`s Mouseketeer
Music Genre Pop/Rock
Year(s) Active 1955–1995
Music Style Teen Idols
Music Mood Summery, Amiable/Good-Natured, Fun, Innocent, Earnest, Sweet
Instrument Vocals
Bust (inches) 36
Cup Size C
Waist (inches) 22
Hips (inches) 36
Shoe Size 7
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Father Joseph Funicello
Mother Gina Portman, Virginia Funicello
Brother Michael Funicello, Joey Funicello
Family Member Jack Gilardi Jr. (son), Jason Gilardi (son), Gina (daughter)
Friend Shelley Fabares, Frankie Avalon, Sharon Baird, Doreen Tracey, Cheryl Holdridge
Pets Jetet (Dog - Jetet was a gray poodle Annette owned in her teens)
Favorite Foods Italian
Favorite Colors Pink
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Annette Funicello70 LibraActress
Glen Holt-Actor
Jack Gilardi85 LibraAgent
Paul Anka74 LeoSinger
Lonnie Burr72 GeminiActor


Female17th October, 196550 years old
Male10th February, 197046 years old
Male21st October, 197441 years old

Onscreen Matchups


A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story1995 Annette Funicello TV Movie
Back to the Beach1987 Annette Movie
Lots of Luck1985 Julie Maris TV Movie
Growing Pains1985 Mrs. Hinkley TV Show
Frankie and Annette: The Second Time Around1978 Annette TV Movie
Fantasy Island1977 Edna Kamberley TV Show
The Love Boat1977 Kate Ladell, Roberta Roberts TV Show
Easy Does It... Starring Frankie Avalon1976 Special Guest Star TV Show
Love, American Style1969 Millie (segment "Love and the Tuba") TV Show
Head1968 Minnie Movie
Thunder Alley1967 Francie Madsen Movie
Hondo1967 Anne Williams TV Show
Fireball 5001966 Jane Harris Movie
Beach Blanket Bingo1965 Dee Dee Movie
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine1965 Girl in Dungeon Movie
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini1965 Dee Dee Movie
Ski Party1965 Prof. Sonya Roberts (uncredited) Movie
The Monkey's Uncle1965 Jennifer Movie
Bikini Beach1964 Dee Dee Movie
Muscle Beach Party1964 Dee Dee Movie
Pajama Party1964 Connie Movie
The Misadventures of Merlin Jones1964 Jennifer (as Annette) Movie
Beach Party1963 Dolores Movie
Burke's Law1963 Anna Najensky, Dorrie Marsh TV Show
The Greatest Show on Earth1963 Melanie Keller TV Show
Babes in Toyland1961 Mary Contrary Movie
The Shaggy Dog1959 Allison D'Allessio Movie
Walt Disney Presents: Annette1958 Annette McCloud TV Show
The New Adventures of Spin and Marty1957 Annette TV Show
Wagon Train1957 Rose Pulaski TV Show
Zorro1957 Anita Cabrillo TV Show
The Further Adventures of Spin and Marty1956 Annette TV Show
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1954 Constancia de la Torre TV Show
Make Room for Daddy1953 Gina Minelli TV Show
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Comments on Annette Funicello

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wjerryzOct 31, 2015

She will be remembered ,always a great actress

rn_tracy1_rnApr 25, 2013

Rest In Peace Annette. You will never be forgotten.

MouseApr 13, 2013

Rest in peace, Annette Funicello! You were such a mouseketeer.

LITTLE KOJAKMar 24, 2013

One name not listed in the Snapshot of being one of Annette's friends is Connie Stevens.
I hope they didn't have a falling out after they made "Back To The Beeach."

dnsstarJan 25, 2012

i love old school actresses so fabulous

Jo AnnSep 5, 2010

In the store today there was a picture of Annette sayig it was her lasts days. I remember her mostly on my birthday. She was born a year after me on Oct.22nd. She also has my first name is her middle nam. I followed her back in 50`s and 60`s. She was very pretty and she starred in alot of beach movies with Frankie Avalon. I was stunne when I heard of her being diagnosed with MS. My prayers are with her and her family.

David JohnstoneAug 25, 2010

Dear Annette, I look back over the time when I enjoyed all your movies. You were always my favorite actress of all time. I am praying for you. I know your birthday will be coming up soon. I wish you a very Happy Birthday. I wish I had met you. You were the only one that I really would have met. May God richly bless you. David

GianniJul 11, 2010

Dear Annette, You`re the best! You`re always in my prayers. God bless you.

Bill CalderonMay 4, 2010

Annette Funicello was my very first interest in girls. She has always been so beautiful and still is. I used to be Office/IT Director for a Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross and also an instructor for them. I was Shelter Manager in 2004for the 4 Hurricanes in a row. I was also a teacher for Brevard Cnty Public Schools.I started feeling strange around then and, finally, in 2006 I was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. Mine just continually progresses and has no remissions.But I`m blessed to be in such good company as you. You are my hero. I`m 58 and not giving up yet. God bless you, Annette.

Vickie M. BellDec 28, 2009

She is and was such a beautiful lady. I really admired her.

DACSep 30, 2009

Dear Ms. Funicello, just wanted to let you know that you were really BIG in my life when I was a kid (I`m about five years younger than you) - and as a nurse and professional caregiver I appreciate the difficulty that your are facing. Thanks for the great memories - God Bless you with healing and strength. A loving fan. Dale

Don FaulstichAug 15, 2009

i have always loved annette and she is two yrs older than me

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