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Annette Funicello, who first gained fame as a 12-year-old Mousekeeter on Disney's "The Mickey Mouse Club" in the 1950s and then starred opposite Frankie Avalon in a series of musical beach party…
William Asher, who helped birth TV sitcom "Bewitched," co-created "The Patty Duke Show" and directed hundreds of episodes of series including "I Love Lucy," has died in Palm Desert, Calif., according…
Indie label owner Robert P. Marcucci, who discovered teen idols Frankie Avalon and Fabian and served as the model for the title character in 1980 film "The Idolmaker," died of natural causes on March…
He first appeared in Frankie Avalon-Annette Funicello films "Bikini Beach" and "Beach Blanket Bingo."
Aron Kincaid, who appeared in many of the popular beach party pics of the 1960s, died Jan. 6 in Los Angeles of heart failure. He was 70.
It's a slick way of introducing the autobio, and Funicello is poised, charming and lovely. (A neat juxtaposition under Corcoran's hand occurs late in the TV movie when LaRue passes the As Annette…
Guy Bonson Hemric, 61, who wrote lyrics for "Beach Blanket Bingo" and other beach movies starring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon, died Jan. 10 of cancer.
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