One of the icon's of television is gone. Annette Funicello has passed away.

Growing up in that period of time, the late 1950s to middle 60s, Annette was THE Mouseketeer. She was the one that could do it all. Sing, dance, and make the boys go gaga way before gaga was cool. Walt Disney himself picked Annette to be a Mouseketeer. at only 12 years of age. Every twelve year old boy growing up in that era wanted to be her boyfriend.

Annette Funicello died from complications from Multiple Sclerosis. She was 70.

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