May 2, 2013
Frankie Avalon plans tribute to Annette Funicello at Arcada
Oh yes, says the former teen idol, with a hearty chuckle. The father of eight and grandpa to 10, is enjoying every moment of his golden years, on stage and off.
The Huffington Post
James A. Kiewel: When Frankie And Annette Saved Chrysler
It seems like every generation or so, Italians come to the aid of Chrysler Corporation.
Passage: Annette Funicello and Jonathan Winters
Discovered by Walt Disney himself, Annette was just 13 years old in 1955 when she debuted on TV as one of the original Mouseketeers.
Editorial: A farewell fan letter to Annette Funicello
Goodbye Annette Funicello. You were THE girl next door. Best of all, you were a brunette.
Xenia Daily Gazette
Annette made it cool to be good
BY GERY L. DEER Local columnist In 1955, Walt Disney personally selected, 12-year-old, Annette Funicello to become one of the first "Mouseketeers" on the original Mickey Mouse Club television series.