Our new Marketplace Crash Course is here to help. Sign-up for free, learn at your own pace.
Original Mouseketeer Annette Funicello dead at 70
Share Now on:
This final note on the way out. Another passing of a legendary woman, although for quite different reasons.
Annette Funicello died today. She was 70 years old. Had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1987. Annette Funicello was America’s beach blanket sweetheart, and before that a Disney Mousketeer, who, for better or worse, helped pave the way for a bunch of other Mousketeers — Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilara among them.
There’s a lot happening in the world. Through it all, Marketplace is here for you.
You rely on Marketplace to break down the world’s events and tell you how it affects you in a fact-based, approachable way. We rely on your financial support to keep making that possible.
Your donation today powers the independent journalism that you rely on. For just $5/month, you can help sustain Marketplace so we can keep reporting on the things that matter to you.