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Annette Funicello remembered - photos of the Mouseketeer's career

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image "><span></span></div><span class="caption-text">A 1955 photo of Annette Funicello, a Mouseketeer on Walt Disney&#39;s TV series the &#39;Mickey Mouse Club.&#39;  The original superstar Mouseketeer, Funicello was the picture of wholesome adorableness during the show&#39;s primary run in the 1950s, and she&#39;s maintained that sunny persona throughout her life. She went on to star in several Disney pictures, including &#39;The Shaggy Dog&#39; and &#39;Babes in Toyland.&#39; But she most famously appeared alongside Frankie Avalon in all those beach movies of the early 1960s, along with recording several top-40 pop singles. (The Walt Disney Co.)</span></div>
April 8, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT