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Remembering Annette Funicello

Updated 3:19 PM ET, Mon April 8, 2013
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Annette Funicello, here in the mid-1950s, became famous as one of the original Mouseketeers on "The Mickey Mouse Club." Funicello, 70, died Monday, April 8, at a California hospital of complications from multiple sclerosis, the Walt Disney Co. said. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Funicello and Jimmie Dodd promote "The Micky Mouse Club" in 1957. Walt Disney selected Funicello to be on the popular children's show when she was 12. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
'"American Bandstand" host Dick Clark interviews Funicello in the mid-1950s. With a background in dance, she quickly became one of the most popular Mouseketeers.
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The actress, here in 1960, also appeared in several "beach party" movies. Henry Gris/FPG/Getty Images
Funicello and Frankie Avalon, here in 1962, co-starred in several films together, including "Beach Party," "Muscle Beach Party" and "Bikini Beach." Archive Photos/Getty Images
That same year, Funicello and Paul Anka don buttons that read, "KHJ Radio 93 Salutes Elvis." Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Funicello dances with her first husband, agent Jack Gilardi, at their wedding reception in 1965. Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Funicello and Avalon appear in "Beach Blanket Bingo," shown at a drive-in movie theater. Henry Groskinsky//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
Avalon and Funicello reunite for "Dick Clark's Good Old Days Part II," a 1978 TV special. Ron Tom/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Funicello is at the 1992 Disney Legends Awards at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. Ron Galella/WireImage
Funicello gives Mickey Mouse a kiss in 1993 after receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. VINCE BUCCI/AFP/Getty Images
Funicello and husband Glen Holt attend a gala in New York. Ron Galella/WireImage
Funicello chats with Avalon, right, and Fabian during an event in 1997. RED PROUSER/REUTERS/Landov