Annette Funicello

Annette Funicello
1942 - 2013
Annette Funicello  American Actress

Annette Funicello dating history


Annette Funicello was previously married to Glen Holt (1986 - 2013) and Jack Gilardi (1965 - 1983).

Annette Funicello was in relationships with Paul Anka (1959 - 1960) and Lonnie Burr (1955).


American Actress Annette Funicello was born Annette Joanne Funicello on 22nd October, 1942 in Utica, New York, USA and passed away on 8th Apr 2013 Bakersfield, California, USA aged 70. She is most remembered for Walt Disney's Mouseketeer. Her zodiac sign is Libra.

Annette Funicello was in 8 on-screen matchups, including Davy Jones in Head (1968), Dwayne Hickman in How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965), Fabian in Thunder Alley (1967), Tommy Sands in Babes in Toyland (1961) and Frankie Avalon in Bikini Beach (1964).

Annette Funicello is a member of the following lists: Sherman Brothers, Actors from New York and American film actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 31 years, 3 months 25 years, 3 months 19 years, 2 months
Dating2 1 year 6 months, 2 days -
Total4 31 years, 3 months 12 years, 10 months 1 year


First Name Annette
Middle Name Joanne
Last Name Holt
Maiden Name Funicello
Full Name at Birth Annette Joanne Funicello
Alternative Name Annie, Dolly, Annette Joanne Funicello, Annette Funicello
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 Multiple Sclerosis
Buried Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
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, 1954–1998
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
Official Websites,
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

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 on the original Mickey Mouse Club. As a teenager, she transitioned to a successful career as a singer with the pop singles "O Dio Mio", "Tall Paul" and "Pineapple Princess", as well as establishing herself as a film actress, popularizing the successful "Beach Party" genre alongside co-star Frankie Avalon during the mid-1960s.

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Annette Funicello70 LibraActress
Glen Holt-Actor
Jack Gilardi91 LibraAgent
Paul Anka80 LeoSinger
Lonnie Burr79 GeminiActor


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
GinaFemale17th October, 196556 years oldJack Gilardi
JackMale10th February, 197052 years oldJack Gilardi
JasonMale21st October, 197447 years oldJack Gilardi


A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story1995Annette FunicelloTV Movie
Troop Beverly Hills1989Annette FunicelloMovie
Back to the Beach1987AnnetteMovie
Full House1987Annette FunicelloTV Show
Lots of Luck1985Julie MarisTV Movie
Growing Pains1985Mrs. HinkleyTV Show
Frankie and Annette: The Second Time Around1978AnnetteTV Movie
Fantasy Island1977Edna Camberly, Elizabeth 'Liz' Drake, Mary Ann CarlinTV Show
The Love Boat1977Kate Ladell, Roberta RobertsTV Show
Love, American Style1969Millie (segment "Love and the Tuba")TV Show
Thunder Alley1967Francie MadsenMovie
Hondo1967Anne WilliamsTV Show
Fireball 5001966Jane HarrisMovie
Beach Blanket Bingo1965Dee DeeMovie
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine1965Girl in DungeonMovie
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini1965Dee DeeMovie
Ski Party1965Prof. Sonya Roberts (uncredited)Movie
The Monkey's Uncle1965JenniferMovie
Bikini Beach1964Dee DeeMovie
Muscle Beach Party1964Dee DeeMovie
Pajama Party1964ConnieMovie
The Misadventures of Merlin Jones1964Jennifer (as Annette)Movie
Beach Party1963DoloresMovie
Burke's Law1963Anna Najensky, Dorrie MarshTV Show
The Greatest Show on Earth1963Melanie KellerTV Show
Escapade in Florence1962Annette AliottoMovie
Babes in Toyland1961Mary Quite Contrary (as Annette)Movie
The Horsemasters1961Dinah WilcoxTV Movie
The Shaggy Dog1959Allison D'AllessioMovie
Annette1958Annette McCloudTV Show
The New Adventures of Spin and Marty1957AnnetteTV Show
Wagon Train1957Rose PulaskiTV Show
Zorro1957Anita Cabrillo, Constancia de la TorreTV Show
The Further Adventures of Spin and Marty1956AnnetteTV Show
The Magical World of Disney1954Annette Aliotto, Constancia de la Torre, Dinah WilcoxTV Show
Make Room for Daddy1953Gina MinelliTV Show
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Posted commentsView all comments (149)

wjerryzwjerryzOct 31, 2015

She will be remembered ,always a great actress

rn_tracy1_rnrn_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."

dnsstardnsstarJan 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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