Annette Funicello dead at 70
L.A. Times: “Annette Funicello, the dark-haired darling of TV’s The Mickey Mouse Club in the 1950s who further cemented her status as a pop-culture icon in the ’60s by teaming with Frankie Avalon in a popular series of “beach” movies, died Monday. She was 70.”
Top photo: Annette Funicello (right) and Darlene Gillespie were the female co-stars in the “New Adventures of Spin and Marty,” a 30-part serial presented on Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club during the 1957-1958 season.
Second photo: Funicello (right) and Gillespie met again as adults to celebrate “Mickey’s 40th Anniversary” on Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color in 1968.
Bottom photo: Annette and Fishbone on the set of Back to the Beach.