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What did Annette Funicello die of?

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Multiple sclerosis

Thereof, how old was Annette Funicello when she got multiple sclerosis?

50

One may also ask, who is Annette Funicello married to?

Glen Holt
m. 1986–2013
Jack Gilardi
m. 1965–1981

What type of MS did Annette Funicello have?

From what I can piece together, it is written that Annette Funicello had an aggressively progressive form of MS, which leads me to think that she lived with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, a form that affects about 10% of the people with MS.

Are any of the original Mouseketeers still alive?

Those still living include: Sharon Baird (now 70), Bobby Burgess (71), Lonnie Burr (69), Tommy Cole (71), Darlene Gillespie (71), Cubby O'Brien (66), Karen Pendleton (66) and Doreen Tracey (70). Here is a clip featuring the original Red Team and many others form the old show.

Why did Annette divorce Jack Gilardi?

Annette Funicello has grown up!” She made a few films in the middle and late 1960s, including Fireball and Thunder Alley, but her attention was focused on her children: Gina, Jack Jr. and Jason Michael. In 1981, she divorced Gilardi, in part because he was intensely social and she preferred to stay home.

Who was Annette Funicello's boyfriend?

She dated Canadian singer/songwriter Paul Anka and he wrote his hit song "Puppy Love" about her. Annette was raised in a Catholic family.

Did Annette Funicello ever date Frankie Avalon?

Annette and Frankie: Friends, not sweethearts. During the 1960s Annette Funicello, who passed away April 8 of this year, and Frankie Avalon would emerge as America's Sweethearts. I had occasion to interview both of them, Avalon by phone in March, 1963, and Funicello a year later in person in Cleveland.

Who were the original Mickey Mouse Club?

Members
Mouseketeers Years
Bobby Burgess 1955–1959
Annette Funicello 1955–1959
Darlene Gillespie 1955–1959

How do you get MS?

The cause of multiple sclerosis is unknown. It's considered an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks its own tissues. In the case of MS , this immune system malfunction destroys the fatty substance that coats and protects nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord (myelin).

How old was Frankie Avalon when he died?

Among those reacting to the death of Annette Funicello, the original Mouseketeer, is Frankie Avalon, 73, the crooner who shared the screen with the actress in sixBeach Party films in the '60s: "We have lost one of America's sweethearts for generations upon generations.

Where was Beach Blanket Bingo filmed?

Beach Blanket Bingo | 1965
This archetypal beach movie (fourth in the Frankie Avalon-Annette Funicello, and many others of the period, was filmed at Malibu Lagoon State Beach, or Surfrider Beach as it then was. The famed surfers' paradise is alongside Malibu Pier, where Malibu Creek runs into the Pacific Ocean.

Did Linda Evans really sing in Beach Blanket Bingo?

Robin Ward (real name Jackie Ward) did the singing for Linda Evans. Ward's female background vocals heard in the film are by The Blossoms. This was the final full appearance in a "Beach Party" movie for Frankie Avalon.

Did Annette Funicello have MS?

But in 1992 at age 50, Annette went public with devastating news -- she had multiple sclerosis, a debilitating neurological disorder. She had the most severe form of the disease and over the years lost her ability to walk, relying first on a cane, then on a wheelchair.

Is Annette phone a cello still alive?

On April 8, 2013, Funicello died at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, California, at the age of 70, from complications which were due to multiple sclerosis. At the time of her death, Funicello's family and Fabares were with her.

Was Frankie Avalon ever a Mouseketeer?

Among those reacting to the death of Annette Funicello, the original Mouseketeer, is Frankie Avalon, 73, the crooner who shared the screen with the actress in sixBeach Party films in the '60s: She was a role model for me during my days as a Mouseketeer.

What was the first beach movie?

BEACH PARTY (1963)

Who was Frankie Avalon married to?

Kathryn Diebel
m. 1963

Where is Annette Funicello today?

Annette Funicello died on April 8, 2013, at age 70, at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, California. She was survived by second husband Glen Holt, whom she married in 1986, and three children from her earlier marriage to Jack Gilardi (1965-1981).

What age does MS usually start?

The early signs and early symptoms of multiple sclerosis usually begin between the ages of 20 and 40 years old. However, it is possible to have MS begin in childhood (termed pediatric MS, which includes infancy to 18) or over 40 years of age, but it occurs less frequently in these age groups.

Is MS caused by stress?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease affecting the CNS with unknown causes. It appears that the etiology is multifactorial, including both genetic and environmental components. Exposure to stress has long been suspected as a factor that can aggravate MS.

What became of the original Mouseketeers?

All but Anette Funicello, who passed away April 8 at the age of 70! Those still living include: Sharon Baird (now 70), Bobby Burgess (71), Lonnie Burr (69), Tommy Cole (71), Darlene Gillespie (71), Cubby O'Brien (66), Karen Pendleton (66) and Doreen Tracey (70).

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