IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

Annette Funicello, ‘America’s Sweetheart,’ dies at 70


Beloved as one of the most popular Disney Mouseketeers, Annette Funicello went on to star in a series of “Beach Party” movies, became a celebrity spokesperson for Skippy peanut butter and later hit the road with Frankie Avalon for a concert tour. Several years later she succumbed to multiple sclerosis and went public with her diagnosis. NBC’s Anne Thompson reports.