Video Du Jour: Annette Funicello & The Beach Boys

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Annette Funicello, star of 1960s beach party movies and a former member of “The Mickey Mouse Club,” has died at the age of 70. Funicello was first known for her TV appearances in the late 1950s as a Mouseketeer, and that provided the springboard into movies – first, a series of family films by the Walt Disney Co., then movies like Beach Blanket Bingo, often with Frankie Avalon.

Los Angeles Times news story about Annette Funicello

YouTube: Annette singing the title song from “The Monkey’s Uncle” (1965), backed by The Beach Boys

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