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Of all the roles I've played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother.

Of all the roles I've played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother.

For me, the wheelchair symbolizes disability in a way a cane does not. ---->>>

Just learning that you have MS is such a devastating shock. ---->>>

In 1993 my birthday present was a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

In 1993 my birthday present was a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

When you are young and healthy, it never occurs to you that in a single second your whole life could change.

When you are young and healthy, it never occurs to you that in a single second your whole life could change.

The mere thought of divorce terrified me. To me, divorce symbolized failure. ---->>>

Mr. Disney believed everyone was still a child deep inside.

Mr. Disney believed everyone was still a child deep inside.

Mickey Mouse... is always there-he's part of my life. That really is something not everyone can call their claim to fame. ---->>>

I'm saddened to see that some have been misled into believing that Mr. Disney was something other than a kind, caring man. ---->>>

Animation did not become the dominant form of children's television until the '60s. ---->>>

As I grew older, I came to feel more responsible for any hardship or trouble my career caused my family. ---->>>

Dick Clark really didn't make rock 'n roll safe for America, as many people think. ---->>>

Most original viewers of the Mickey Mouse Club didn't face the crush of family and social problems children have today. ---->>>

My dear friend Jimmie Dodd was the heart and the soul of The Mickey Mouse Club. ---->>>

Mr. Disney and his staff were constantly scouting for great stories to bring to life on film. ---->>>

I was not prepared to live as a single parent. ---->>>

Whatever ambivalence I felt about my own career, Frankie more than made up for it with his ambition and tenacity. ---->>>

Watching television in those days was not the same experience as it is today. After years of listening to radio, we found the black-and-white images mesmerizing.

Watching television in those days was not the same experience as it is today. After years of listening to radio, we found the black-and-white images mesmerizing.

In the United States women develop MS at approximately twice the rate men do, and no one can explain why women are affected most often from the waist down. ---->>>

I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father.

I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father.

The Lord has been with me throughout my life. He's never let me down. ---->>>

Whatever dreams I have wished have come true. ---->>>

MS is not really a degenerative illness. It is not fatal, nor is it always progressive. ---->>>

As I travel across the country speaking about MS, perhaps I can offer others comfort and hope. ---->>>

I always considered myself a dancer before anything else. ---->>>

I still don't know precisely why The Mickey Mouse Club ended when it did. ---->>>

At the beginning of 1955 only about 60 percent of American homes had TVs. ---->>>

Growing up in public is especially hard sometimes. ---->>>

I've always found Mr. Disney to be somewhat of a shy person, a kid at heart. ---->>>

The original Mickey Mouse Club, established in the '30s, was designed to attract children to movie theaters. ---->>>

Then, as now, the Disney studio buzzed with activity. You had a strong impression of being at the center of something very exciting. ---->>>

To some, the '50s were a decade marked by the banal, the predictable. ---->>>

Of the many guests we welcomed to the Mickey Mouse Club, my absolute favorites were the Lennon Sisters. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 10-22, 1942
Birthplace: Utica, New York
Die: 04-08, 2013
Occupation: Actress
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Annette Joanne Funicello (October 22, 1942 – April 8, 2013) was an American actress and singer. Funicello began her professional career as a child performer at the age of twelve. She rose to prominence as one of the most popular "Mouseketeers" on the original Mickey Mouse Club. As a teenager, she transitioned to a successful career as a singer with the pop singles "O Dio Mio", "Tall Paul" and "Pineapple Princess", as well as establishing herself as a film actress, popularizing the successful "Beach Party" genre alongside co-star Frankie Avalon during the mid-1960s (wikipedia)