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'Mickey Mouse Club' original Annette Funicello dies


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M I C...KEY...M O U S E!

RIP Annette...RIP

"Los Angeles (CNN) -- Annette Funicello, one of the best-known members of the original 1950s "Mickey Mouse Club" and a star of numerous 1960s "beach party" films, died Monday at a California hospital, the Walt Disney Co. said.

Funicello, who was 70, "died peacefully from complications due to multiple sclerosis, a disease she battled for over 25 years," the Disney statement said."

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/08/showbiz/annette-funicello-obit/index.html

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RIP Annette

ps. Hands up who's old enough to have actually watched her on mickey mouse club? (We're talking black and white broadcast on mammoth-sized fuzzy 2-13-channel VHF setup, no remote, placed next to the aircraft carrier-sized quadraphonic Hifi cabinet with turntable and 8-track, powering tiny-magnet newspaper-thin speakers. Sweet.)

Aye!

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