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Comments on: Five Strange Facts about the Life of Annette Funicello http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/2013/04/08/five-strange-facts-about-the-life-of-annette-funicello/ Your source for technology culture, internet phenomena, politics, interviews and entertainment Tue, 26 Jul 2016 06:11:10 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 By: Kenneth Casper http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/2013/04/08/five-strange-facts-about-the-life-of-annette-funicello/comment-page-1/#comment-443116 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:38:48 +0000 http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/?p=3137#comment-443116 She was human, and she had something that is rare lately–CLASS.

By: Lea Reece http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/2013/04/08/five-strange-facts-about-the-life-of-annette-funicello/comment-page-1/#comment-440055 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 02:20:01 +0000 http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/?p=3137#comment-440055 I was often told I could be a double for Annette as a young girl through my teen years. I was so flattered and often daydreamed what it would be like to be her in real life, lol.

By: Ronald N. Jablonski http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/2013/04/08/five-strange-facts-about-the-life-of-annette-funicello/comment-page-1/#comment-438953 Fri, 20 May 2016 02:41:30 +0000 http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/?p=3137#comment-438953 Annette Funicello, was the woman of my dreams, in the 1950’s-1960’s! I searched high and low for someone who looked so much like her, in her youth. I located her virtual twin, just 4 Streets down from me, and we have been Happily Married, for 44 Wonderful Years.
I could not have chosen anyone better than my Helen (Italian) and I would not trade her for Love nor Money!
There is not a week that goes by that do not I listen to Oh, Dio, Mio, but I just cannot seem to locate the EXACT words that she sings, in Italian.
All the Lyrics Sites have different and strange Translations!
Does anyone actually know the Absolute Correct Translation from English to Italian, as Annette sang it, way back when. I would love to sing it to my wife in Italian, even though I am of Polish Decent, as we dance to that Special Song.
O course, using the word Her instead of Him!
It would mean so much to me.
Any Help out there…please?
Retired US Army Military Police and Local Police Officer….Vietnam Era Veteran.

By: Stephen Hassler http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/2013/04/08/five-strange-facts-about-the-life-of-annette-funicello/comment-page-1/#comment-435570 Sun, 03 Apr 2016 19:48:08 +0000 http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/?p=3137#comment-435570 I am having feelings of nostalgia and sorrow after reading this report. Annette was so pretty and sweet, even on black and white TV. She was the first love of so many 4th grade boys back in the 50’s. I was one of them. I’m glad she had a wonderful life, and now she is in God’s arms.

By: Susan jackson http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/2013/04/08/five-strange-facts-about-the-life-of-annette-funicello/comment-page-1/#comment-431435 Mon, 15 Feb 2016 00:09:57 +0000 http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/?p=3137#comment-431435 Walt Disney was a fantastic role model for Annette and for Disneyland and disney world. Annette was a inspiration to us all. It’s a shame out world has changed.

By: Dee Thomas http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/2013/04/08/five-strange-facts-about-the-life-of-annette-funicello/comment-page-1/#comment-429341 Sun, 17 Jan 2016 21:57:25 +0000 http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/?p=3137#comment-429341 I loved her and the movies and anything she appeared in. She seemed to be a great role model and was very private about her life, unlike many of the stars of today. She was free of gossip because she behaved like the classy lady she always was. I am and was a fan of hers for most of my life. God rest her soul.

By: LeeBowman http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/2013/04/08/five-strange-facts-about-the-life-of-annette-funicello/comment-page-1/#comment-417929 Tue, 17 Nov 2015 23:06:05 +0000 http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/?p=3137#comment-417929 I used to live in the San Fernando Valley, not far from where she lived in Encino CA. I remember an agent form Walt Disney Studios came by my trailer park, seeking recruits for the Mouseketeers. Walt Disney was aware of her, and recruited her soon after. Sadly, I never met her.

By: Mike http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/2013/04/08/five-strange-facts-about-the-life-of-annette-funicello/comment-page-1/#comment-393239 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 03:56:59 +0000 http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/?p=3137#comment-393239 Annette Funicello turned 16 in 1958, and for her birthday Walt had her guest star in a three episode story arc on “Zorro” that aired in early 1959: “The Missing Father”, “Please Believe Me” and “The Brooch.” The one-hour episode “Zorro: The Postponed Wedding” wasn’t filmed until later; it aired in 1961.

Re: Lee’s comments. First, not only do your comments have nothing to do with the article, but they are totally incorrect. Actually, Disney was one of the first major companies to offer employee benefits to gay partners. In 1996, The Walt Disney Company will began offering health coverage to the live-in partners of gay and lesbian employees, and encouraged other companies to do likewise.

Never underestimate the importance of research.

By: Mike http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/2013/04/08/five-strange-facts-about-the-life-of-annette-funicello/comment-page-1/#comment-373724 Fri, 08 May 2015 06:09:49 +0000 http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/?p=3137#comment-373724 Lee, There is no place anywhere in this article where your comment would be relevant. This is about a beautiful and giving person. Put your soapbox down on some other corner!

By: Lee http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/2013/04/08/five-strange-facts-about-the-life-of-annette-funicello/comment-page-1/#comment-355184 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:13:23 +0000 http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/?p=3137#comment-355184 I guess hating on gay people is “Disney” to the core.

By: Jackie http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/2013/04/08/five-strange-facts-about-the-life-of-annette-funicello/comment-page-1/#comment-189721 Sat, 28 Sep 2013 02:56:56 +0000 http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/?p=3137#comment-189721 Isn’t it great when dreams come through like it did for Annette Funicello when she met Zorro – who would have thought she would turn into such a fabulous actress herself.

By: Tom Hanifin http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/2013/04/08/five-strange-facts-about-the-life-of-annette-funicello/comment-page-1/#comment-188855 Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:47:02 +0000 http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/?p=3137#comment-188855 Very well written story, Destiny.