Annette Funicello was one of the first teen stars who successfully moved from television to the movies, and it says a lot about her impact that she's well remembered today even though she worked only sporadically through the 1970s and made her last movie over twenty-five years ago. On screen, Annette was in many ways the ultimate Girl Next Door, pretty but also sweet and likable, and if she never really evolved into darker and more dramatic roles later in life, that may be just as well – today, she's remembered as the girl on the beach every guy wanted to marry, and it's an image that served her well during her years in the public eye. Let's pay tribute to Annette Funicello, who died today at the age of 70, with five of her most memorable movies.
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