Annette Funicello: Ultimate Beach Party Queen And Original Mouseketeer

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1. Today we lost a legend.

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2. She had style,

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3. Beauty,

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4. And a sense of adventure.

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5. She was a friend to animals.

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6. She gave us Babes In Toyland,

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7. The Shaggy Dog,

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8. How To Stuff A Wild Bikini,

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9. The Misadventures of Merlin Jones,

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10. Fireball 500,

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11. And Super Fink (whatever that was).

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12. But oh! She was also the queen of parties.

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13. Like Beach Party,

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14. Muscle Beach Party,

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15. Pajama Party,

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16. and Beach Blanket Bingo.

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17. There was also a time they went back to the beach in the ’80s… with Pee-Wee Herman.

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18. (Weren’t she and Frankie Avalon just the cutest?)

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19. Sure, she was the Bicycle Queen of 1959.

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20. But she was also enough of a babe to get her own surfboard with her name on it.

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21. And let’s not forget that she was one of the very first members of the Mickey Mouse Club!

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22. Rest In Peace, Annette Funicello. You will be missed.

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