Annette Funicello

Annette Funicello died at the age of 70 on April 8, 2013. (Source: Hand Out Photo)

Annette Funicello, Mouseketeer & Film Star Dies

Annette Funicello, who became a child star as a perky, cute-as-a-button Mouseketeer on “The Mickey Mouse Club” in the 1950s, then teamed up with Frankie Avalon in a string of ’60s fun-in-the-sun movies with titles like “Beach Blanket Bingo” and “Bikini Beach,” died Monday. She was 70.