Famed Mouseketeer Annette Funicello Dies

The 70-year-old actress and singer battled multiple sclerosis for decades.
1:40 | 04/08/13

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And that's -- cello was discovered by Walt Disney in a school production of Swan Lake and soon became a member of the Mickey Mouse club -- -- Carl. She became the most popular mask -- year and 43 -- danced in saying on the show. And handled the independent news and bad and let -- -- them because of -- goes here's. And Walt Disney cool things wonderful things happened. -- -- was catapulted onto the big -- always playing the wholesome girl next door you know there. -- just a couple of neighborhood children. Her greatest success came in a series of beach movies with Frankie Avalon. And haven't you right. What -- carried the formula was always the same Frankie and -- would break up but eventually get back together -- -- -- Iraq. She also was a recording star producing more than a dozen albums and in 1992 tragedy intruded on her fairy tale existence. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis but eventually forced her into a wheelchair. Yeah. -- you -- yeah. But most fans will remember an -- hello as the perky smiling singing dancing kid with ears. The -- it here who stole America's hard to. -- hit ABC news Los Angeles.

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