Episode 1 - The Newcomer

Annette Funicello

Annette Joanne Funicello (October 22, 1942 – April 8, 2013) was an American actress and singer. Beginning her professional career as a child performer at the age of twelve, Funicello 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.
The Mickey Mouse Club
Walt Disney Presents: Annette (1958)

Disney's Zorro (1959)
The Missing Father
Please Believe Me
The Brooch

Wagon Train (1963)
The Sam Pulaski Story

Feature Films
Muscle Beach Party (1964)


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