Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Annette Funicello dies at 70

She battled Multiple Sclerosis for 25 years. So well known to us old farts as an original Disney Mouseketeer, selected by Walt himself, but perhaps best known for her roles in the “Beach Party” series of surfing movies that caused everyone I know to want to live in California and prance about the beach with women that looked like that :-)

For reasons that I cannot explain, I hate it when we lose an icon … and I hate it much more when they go far too young.


I immediately went onto Netflix to play the movie Beach Party and was struck at the immediate jump into the singing and driving thing … it really strikes one as a 60s movie :-)