I hope her pain has ended now. I still remember seeing the old MMC shows with her and my first real exposure to her was in her parody movie Back to the Beach with Frankie Avalon.
Peter Pan: "You know, your hair is on fire."
Me: "Yes. It happened after a recent trip to Neverland."
Peter Pan: "Well, you can dunk your head in the pond behind us, if you want."
Lost Child of Neverland since 1996. ~Favorite Hero: Peter Pan. Favorite Villian:Malificent.Favorite Ride: The Haunted Mansion.~
At 2:01 she sings "let the twitters tweet and boy have they ever" to the Funicello family I send my deepest sympathy and condolences especially to her late husband who I really admire for what he did for her in her last years, there's a tough you tube video about her condition , and for all she did she deserves a window at Main Street USA!
As others have said, she was a true gem. Annette definitely left her mark and influenced what we think of Disney, and what it grew into in the 50s and 60s. In doing so, she touched all of us in more ways than even she could ever know. Thank you, Annette, and may you be at rest.
Hers's a link to the official Disney Parks Blog dedicated remembrance to Annette's manyfold contributions to Disney, her fans and the entire world of themepark, movie, television and theatrical arts entertainment....not to mention that she was a phenominal product developer and marketing entrepreneur, even when dealing with debilitating physical problems.
She was both brilliant and amazing. In spirit, she like Walt, I believe will always be with us in our hearts. Goodby and God bless Annette.
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It's not unexpected but so sad just the same. We were born the same year 3 months apart. I grew up along with her on the original MMC. She was my first crush. I have followed her career since I first became aware of her personality, talent and her wondrous personality. She always, and I mean always referred to Walt Disney as Mr. Disney. She went to him to find out if it would OK with him if she wore a bikini in the first beach movie. She was America's Sweetheart.
All that said, she is in a better place now free of the pain and paralysis of MS. Walking with "Uncle" Walt and God in Heaven. God bless her and we thank her for being with us. She was something special.