Sunday, April 21, 2013

R.I.P. Annette

Perhaps my first TV crush, we lost Annette Funicello while my computer was giving me fits. Her earliest success was before I was born but I saw her on ZORRO and reruns of MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY and, yes, THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB. Soon enough, I was watching her in the almost ubiquitous Beach Party movies of the early to mid-sixties. She was, by all accounts, as sweet and lovely inside as out. A friend even though we never met. Rest in peace, my friend.

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