American Actress

Annette Funicello

  • Oct 22, 1942 - Apr 08, 2013 (age 70)
  • 5' 1" (1.55 m)
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2013
Annette Funicello
PersonalApril 2013

Annette Funicello

Annette Funicello passed away.
1998
Hollywood Squares
TV ShowSep 14, 1998

Hollywood Squares

Hollywood Squares is an American game show in which two …
Hollywood Squares is an American game show in which two contestants compete in a game of tic-tac-toe to win cash and prizes. The show piloted on NBC in 1965, and the regular series debuted in 1966 on the same network. The board for the game is a 3 × 3 vertical stack of open-faced cubes, each occupied by a celebrity seated at a desk and facing the contestants. The stars are asked questions by the host, and the contestants judge the truth of their answers to gain squares in the right pattern to win the game.
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1995
A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story
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MovieOct 22, 1995

A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: T…

This highly-rated television …
This highly-rated television film covers the life of American movie/TV/pop music idol Annette Funicello. The movie starts with the move of her family from New York to California, where in ...
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1993
SongSep 21, 1993

Bikini Beach Party
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1989
Troop Beverly Hills
MovieMar 24, 1989

Troop Beverly Hills

A soon to be divorced Beverly Hills socialite is determined to …
A soon to be divorced Beverly Hills socialite is determined to prove to her husband and herself that she can finish what she starts out to do, by becoming a den mother to a troop of Beverly Hills Girl Scouts.
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1987
Full House
TV ShowSep 22, 1987

Full House

Full House is an American television sitcom created by …
Full House is an American television sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. The show chronicles the events of widowed father Danny Tanner who enlists his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis and best friend Joey Gladstone to help raise his three daughters, oldest D.J., middle child Stephanie and youngest Michelle in his San Francisco home. It aired from September 22, 1987 to May 23, 1995, broadcasting eight seasons and 192 episodes.
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Back to the Beach
MovieAug 7, 1987

Back to the Beach

Frankie and Annette, having grown up and put aside their beach …
Frankie and Annette, having grown up and put aside their beach-partying lifestyle, visit their daughter in Southern California and discover there's still some wild times left in them.
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Biography
TV ShowApr 6, 1987

Biography

Biography is an American documentary television …
Biography is an American documentary television series and media franchise created in the 1960s by David L. Wolper and owned by A&E Networks since 1987. Each episode depicts the life of a notable person with narration, on-camera interviews, photographs, and stock footage. The show originally ran in syndication in 1962–1964, and in 1979, on A&E from 1987 to 2006, and on The Biography Channel (later Bio, now FYI) from 2006 to 2012. After a five-year hiatus, the franchise was relaunched in 2017. Over the years, the Biography media franchise has expanded domestically and internationally, spinning off several cable television channels, a website, a children's program, a line of books and records, and a series of made-for-TV movies, specials, and miniseries, among other media properties. Biography has won a Peabody Award (1962) and three Emmy Awards (1997, 1999, 2002).
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1986
The Oprah Winfrey Show
TV ShowSep 8, 1986

The Oprah Winfrey Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show, …
The Oprah Winfrey Show, often referred as The Oprah Show or simply Oprah, is an American daytime syndicated talk show that aired nationally for 25 seasons from September 8, 1986, to May 25, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois. Produced and hosted by its namesake, Oprah Winfrey, it remains one of the highest-rated daytime talk shows in American television history.
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Glen Holt
MarriageMay 1986

Glen Holt

Glen Holt was born on December 19, 1930 in Missouri, USA. …
Glen Holt was born on December 19, 1930 in Missouri, USA. He was an actor, known for A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story (1995), Fame, Fortune and Romance (1986) and Biography (1987). He was married to Annette Funicello. He died on February 12, 2018 in Bakersfield, California, USA.
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1985
Lots of Luck
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MovieFeb 3, 1985

Lots of Luck

An ordinary family wins the lottery and they soon learn that …
An ordinary family wins the lottery and they soon learn that winning is not all it's cracked up to be.
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1983
Live with Kelly and Ryan
TV ShowApr 4, 1983

Live with Kelly and Ryan

Live with Kelly and Ryan (or …
Live with Kelly and Ryan (or simply Live) is an American syndicated morning talk show, hosted by Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. Executive produced by Michael Gelman, the Live with... show formula has aired under various hosts since 1983 locally on WABC-TV in New York City and 1988 nationwide. As of 2016, it is produced by WABC.
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1981
Entertainment Tonight
TV ShowSep 14, 1981

Entertainment Tonight

Entertainment Tonight (or …
Entertainment Tonight (or simply ET) is an American first-run syndicated entertainment television newsmagazine that is distributed by CBS Television Distribution throughout the United States and owned by CBS Interactive.
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1978
Frankie and Annette: The Second Time Around
MovieNov 18, 1978

Frankie and Annette: The Second Time …

Frankie and Annette: The Second Time Around released.
20/20
TV ShowJun 6, 1978

20/20

20/20 is an American television newsmagazine that has been …
20/20 is an American television newsmagazine that has been broadcast on ABC since June 6, 1978. Created by ABC News executive Roone Arledge, the program was designed similarly to CBS's 60 Minutes in that it features in-depth story packages, although it focuses more on human interest stories than international and political subjects. The program's name derives from the "20/20" measurement of visual acuity.
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1977
The Love Boat
TV ShowSep 24, 1977

The Love Boat

The Love Boat (simply Love Boat in its final season) is an …
The Love Boat (simply Love Boat in its final season) is an American comedy/drama television series set on luxury passenger cruise ship S.S. Pacific Princess, which aired on the ABC television network from 1977 to 1987; in addition, four three-hour long specials aired in 1986, 1987, and 1990. The series revolves around the ship's captain Merrill Stubing (played by Gavin MacLeod) and a handful of its crew, with several passengers—played by various guest star actors for each episode—having romantic and humorous adventures. It was part of ABC's popular Saturday-night lineup of the time, which also included Fantasy Island until that series ended two years earlier in 1984. Its regular port of call was Puerto Vallarta.
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1975
Good Morning America
TV ShowNov 3, 1975

Good Morning America

Good Morning America (GMA) is an American morning …
Good Morning America (GMA) is an American morning television show that is broadcast on ABC. It debuted on November 3, 1975, and first expanded to weekends with the debut of a Sunday edition on January 3, 1993. The Sunday edition was canceled in 1999; weekend editions returned on both Saturdays and Sundays on September 4, 2004. The weekday program airs from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. in all U.S. time zones (live in the Eastern Time Zone and on tape delay elsewhere across the country). The Saturday and Sunday editions are one hour long and are transmitted to ABC's stations live at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time, although stations in some markets air them at different times. Viewers in the Pacific Time Zone receive an updated feed with a specialized opening and updated live reports. A third hour of the weekday broadcast aired from 2007 to 2008, exclusively on ABC News Now.
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1974
Jason Gilardi
ChildOctober 1974

Jason Gilardi

Jason Gilardi is the former drummer for the band …
Jason Gilardi is the former drummer for the band Caroline's Spine. Gilardi's parents are Annette Funicello and Jack Gilardi. Gilardi appeared as himself in the 1995 film A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story, a film based on his mother's autobiography. The role of Gilardi in childhood was portrayed by Blair Slater. Gilardi is now the drummer for the Tulsa, OK rock band New Science and 80's rock tribute band Dead Metal Society. Jason is married and resides in a town near Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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1970
Jack Gilardi Jr.
ChildFebruary 1970

Jack Gilardi Jr.

Jack Gilardi Jr. was born on February 10, 1970 in …
Jack Gilardi Jr. was born on February 10, 1970 in Burbank, California, USA as John Gilardi. He is a producer and actor, known for Machete (2010), Bernie (2011) and Double Impact (1991).
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1969
Love, American Style
TV ShowSep 29, 1969

Love, American Style

Love, American Style is an anthology comedy television …
Love, American Style is an anthology comedy television series produced by Paramount Television that originally aired between 1969 and 1974. For the 1971 and 1972 seasons, it was a part of an ABC Friday prime-time lineup that also included The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, Room 222 and The Odd Couple.
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1968
Head
MovieNov 6, 1968

Head

Running in from seemingly nowhere, Micky Dolenz, …
Running in from seemingly nowhere, Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith & Peter Tork - better known collectively as The Monkees - disrupt a bridge opening ceremony. From where and why did they come to disrupt the proceedings? They were filming a series of vignettes in several different genres, including a wild west sequence, a desert war sequence, a Confederate war sequence, and a science fiction sequence. They disagree with much of what is happening around them, and try to figure out how to escape the oppression they feel - symbolized by a big black box in which they are seemingly imprisoned - by the forces around. That oppression is often shown in the form of "The Big Victor Mature".
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1967
Hondo
TV ShowSep 8, 1967

Hondo

Hondo is an American Western drama series starring Ralph …
Hondo is an American Western drama series starring Ralph Taeger and Noah Beery, Jr. that aired on ABC from September 8 until December 29, 1967 during the 1967 fall season. The series was produced by Batjac Productions, Inc., Fenady Associates, Inc., and MGM Television.
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Malibu U
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TV ShowJul 21, 1967

Malibu U

Malibu U released.
Thunder Alley
MovieMar 22, 1967

Thunder Alley

Stock car racer Tommy Callahan is forced to join Pete Madsen's …
Stock car racer Tommy Callahan is forced to join Pete Madsen's thrill circus after his blackouts cause a fatal accident that gets him thrown off the circuit. He shows Pete's daughter Francie and her boyfriend Eddie Sands everything he knows about driving. Eddie takes up with Tommy's girl Annie Blaine after winning the first time out. They become fierce rivals by the next race, during which Tommy remembers driving over his brother with a go-kart and Eddie hits the wall.
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1965
Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
MovieNov 6, 1965

Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine

Dr. Goldfoot plans on taking …
Dr. Goldfoot plans on taking over the world with his beautiful female robots, who seduce rich and powerful men. Robot #11/Diane is sent after millionaire Todd Armstrong. Secret agent Craig Gamble tries to stop the plot but ends up in the torture chamber with Armstrong. The parody of "The Pit and the Pendulium" is the highlight of the film which also includes bits by Annette Funicello, Harvey Lembeck and Deborah Walley.
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Gina Portman
ChildOctober 1965

Gina Portman

Gina Portman was born on October 17, 1965 in Los Angeles, …
Gina Portman was born on October 17, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Gina Gilardi. She is an actress, known for A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story (1995). She has been married to John Portman since 1994.
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How to Stuff a Wild Bikini
MovieJul 14, 1965

How to Stuff a Wild Bikini

Frankie, on naval-reserve …
Frankie, on naval-reserve duty in Tahiti, doesn't trust Dee Dee to stay faithful, so he hires Bwana, a witch doctor, to help. Bwana conjures up a floating bikini, "stuffs" it with Cassandra...
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The Monkey's Uncle
MovieJun 23, 1965

The Monkey's Uncle

Midvale College is in fear of losing its college football team. The …
Midvale College is in fear of losing its college football team. The players have grades lower than the norm. Judge Holmesby, the team's biggest fan, is at a loss for what to do. Enter Merlin Jones, a bright college student, and his nephew Stanley, an intelligent chimpanzee. The judge wants Merlin to create an "honest way to cheat". Merlin uses "sleep learning" to help the players pass their exams. This saves the college football program from being banished, but not for long...the college is tempted to receive a $1 million dollar check from a Mr. Astorbilt. The catch is though the college must get rid of football. Judge Holmesby finds Darius Green III, who will pay $10 million dollars to the college if they can get a man to fly under his own power. The task is in Merlin's hands again. Can Merlin win the day and save the football team?
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Beach Blanket Bingo
MovieApr 14, 1965

Beach Blanket Bingo

In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and …
In the fourth of the highly successful Frankie and Annette beach party movies, a motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane managed by Bullets, who hires ...
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Jack Gilardi
Marriage1965

Jack Gilardi

Jack Gilardi was born on October 5, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, …
Jack Gilardi was born on October 5, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was married to Annette Funicello. He died on September 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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1964
Pajama Party
MovieNov 11, 1964

Pajama Party

Gogo, a Martian teenager, is sent to Earth to prepare the way …
Gogo, a Martian teenager, is sent to Earth to prepare the way for an invasion. The first Earthling he meets, one Aunt Wendy, is a rich widow who runs a dress shop catering to teenagers. Her nephew, Big Lunk, is a volleyball-loving guy with little interest in romance, which causes frustration for his girlfriend Connie. Naturally, Gogo meets Connie and they fall in love. Meanwhile, Aunt Wendy's shady neighbor and his gang concoct a scheme to part Aunt Wendy from her cash. Also meanwhile, the local motorcycle gang wants revenge on the volleyball players for... getting footprints on their beach. Somehow all the subplots come together at the pajama party.
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Bikini Beach
MovieJul 22, 1964

Bikini Beach

Millionaire Harvey Huntington Honeywagon III tries to prove …
Millionaire Harvey Huntington Honeywagon III tries to prove to his colleague Vivian Clements that his chimp, Clyde, is more intelligent than American teenagers. Meanwhile Dee Dee is torn between Frankie and British recording star, the Potato Bug. Eric Von Zipper shows up to aid Harvey's anti-teen campaign. Big Drag shows up with others in a gag bit part.
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Muscle Beach Party
MovieMar 25, 1964

Muscle Beach Party

Local beach-goers find that their beach has been taken over …
Local beach-goers find that their beach has been taken over by a businessman training a stable of body builders.
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The Misadventures of Merlin Jones
MovieJan 22, 1964

The Misadventures of Merlin Jones

The Misadventures of Merlin …
The Misadventures of Merlin Jones is a 1964 Walt Disney production starring Tommy Kirk and Annette Funicello. Kirk plays a college student who experiments with mind-reading and hypnotism, leading to run-ins with a local judge. Funicello plays his girlfriend (and sings the film's title song, accompanied by Disneyland's very own harmony quartet, The Yachtsmen, written by brothers Robert and Richard Sherman).
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Jack Gilardi
Relationship1964

Jack Gilardi

Jack Gilardi was born on October 5, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, …
Jack Gilardi was born on October 5, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was married to Annette Funicello. He died on September 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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SongJan 1, 1964

How Will I Know My Love
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1963
SongOct 1, 1963

Treat Him Nicely
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Burke's Law
TV ShowSep 20, 1963

Burke's Law

Burke's Law is an American detective series that aired on …
Burke's Law is an American detective series that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1966. The show starred Gene Barry as millionaire captain of Los Angeles Police homicide division Amos Burke, who is chauffeured around to solve crimes in his 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II.
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Beach Party
MovieJul 14, 1963

Beach Party

The first of the five official American-International …
The first of the five official American-International "Beach Party" movies. Anthropology Professor Robert Orwell Sutwell and his secretary Marianne are studying the sex habits of teenagers. The surfing teens led by Frankie and Dee Dee don't have much sex but they sing, battle the motorcycle rats and mice led by Eric Von Zipper and dance to Dick Dale and the Del Tones. Look for Big Daddy's surprise cameo.
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SongJan 1, 1963

A Girl Needs A Boy
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SongJan 1, 1963

Muscle Beach Party
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1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
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TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

The Tonight Show Starring …
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is an American talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise that aired on NBC from October 1, 1962 through May 22, 1992. It originally aired during late-night. For its first decade, Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show was based at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, with some episodes recorded at NBC's West Coast studios in Burbank, California; on May 1, 1972, the show moved to Burbank as its main venue and remained there exclusively after May 1973 until Carson's retirement. In 2002, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was ranked No. 12 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and in 2013 it was ranked No. 22 on their list of 60 Best Series.
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1960
Babes in Toyland
MovieSep 13, 1960

Babes in Toyland

Tom the Piper's Son is about to marry Mary Quite Contrary. …
Tom the Piper's Son is about to marry Mary Quite Contrary. On the eve of their wedding, evil miser Barnaby hires two henchmen to drown Tom and steal Mary's sheep, cared for by Little Bo Peep, thus depriving Mary and the children she lives with of their livelihood, forcing her to marry Barnaby. The sheep are stolen, but Gonzorgo and Roderigo, Barnaby's henchmen, double-cross him by selling Tom to a band of gypsies instead, leaving Tom with the opportunity to escape and make his way with Mary, Bo-Peep, and other Mother Goose characters to Toyland.
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SongJan 1, 1960

Lucky, Lucky, Lucky Me
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1959
The Shaggy Dog
MovieMar 19, 1959

The Shaggy Dog

A teenage boy is cursed with periodically turning into an …
A teenage boy is cursed with periodically turning into an sheepdog.
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SongJan 1, 1959

Tall Paul
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Paul Anka
Relationship1959

Paul Anka

Paul Albert Anka (born July 30, 1941) OC is a Canadian …
Paul Albert Anka (born July 30, 1941) OC is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actor. Anka became famous with hit songs like "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder", and "(You're) Having My Baby". He wrote such well-known music as the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and one of Tom Jones's biggest hits, "She's a Lady". He also wrote the English lyrics to Claude François and Jacques Revaux's music for Frank Sinatra's signature song, "My Way", which has been recorded by many, including Elvis Presley.
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1957
Zorro
TV ShowOct 10, 1957

Zorro

Zorro (also known as Disney's Zorro) is an American …
Zorro (also known as Disney's Zorro) is an American Spanish action-adventure western series produced by Walt Disney Productions. Based on the Zorro character created by Johnston McCulley, the series premiered on October 10, 1957 on ABC. The final network broadcast was July 2, 1959. Seventy-eight episodes were produced, and four hour-long specials were aired on the Walt Disney anthology series between October 30, 1960, and April 2, 1961.
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Wagon Train
TV ShowSep 18, 1957

Wagon Train

Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on …
Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on the NBC television network (National Broadcasting Company), 1957–1962 and then on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), 1962–1965. Wagon Train first aired on September 18, 1957, and would eventually place the TV show in the number one spot in the Nielsen ratings. The series format attracted big-name guest stars who would appear in major roles as travelers in the large wagon train or in the settlements they passed by or visited. It initially starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death in 1960 by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by Scott Miller and Robert Fuller.'
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1955
Spin and Marty
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TV ShowNov 4, 1955

Spin and Marty

Spin and Marty is a series of television shorts that aired as …
Spin and Marty is a series of television shorts that aired as part of The Mickey Mouse Club show of the mid-1950s, produced by Walt Disney and broadcast on the ABC network in the United States. There were three serials in all, set at the Triple R Ranch, a boys' western-style summer camp. The first series of 25 eleven-minute episodes, The Adventures of Spin and Marty, was filmed in 1955. Its popularity led to two sequels — The Further Adventures of Spin and Marty in 1956 and The New Adventures of Spin and Marty in 1957.
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The Mickey Mouse Club
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TV ShowOct 3, 1955

The Mickey Mouse Club

The Mickey Mouse Club is …
The Mickey Mouse Club is an American variety television show which aired intermittently from 1955 to 1996 and returned to social media in 2017. Created by Walt Disney and produced by Walt Disney Productions, the program was first televised for four seasons, from 1955 to 1959, by ABC. This original run featured a regular but ever-changing cast of mostly teen performers. ABC broadcast reruns weekday afternoons during the 1958–1959 season, airing right after American Bandstand. The show was revived three times after its initial 1955–1959 run on ABC, first from 1977 to 1979 for first-run syndication as The New Mickey Mouse Club, then from 1989 to 1996 as The All-New Mickey Mouse Club (also known to fans as MMC from 1993 to 1996) airing exclusively on cable television's The Disney Channel, and again in 2017 with the moniker Club Mickey Mouse airing exclusively on internet social media.
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1954
Walt Disney anthology television series
TV ShowOct 27, 1954

Walt Disney anthology television series

Walt Disney Productions …
Walt Disney Productions (later The Walt Disney Company) has produced an anthology television series under several different titles since 1954. The original version of the series premiered on ABC on Wednesday, October 27, 1954. The show was broadcast weekly on one of the Big Three television networks until 1990, a 36-year span with only a two-year hiatus in 1984-85. The series was broadcast on Sunday for 25 of those years. From 1991 until 1997, the series aired infrequently.
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1953
The Danny Thomas Show
TV ShowSep 29, 1953

The Danny Thomas Show

The Danny Thomas Show …
The Danny Thomas Show (titled Make Room for Daddy for its first three seasons) is an American sitcom that ran from 1953 to 1957 on ABC and from 1957 to 1964 on CBS. Episodes regularly featured music by Danny Thomas, guest stars and occasionally other cast members as part of the plot.
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1952
Today
TV ShowJan 14, 1952

Today

Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news …
Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC. The program debuted on January 14, 1952. It was the first of its genre on American television and in the world, and after 68 years of broadcasting it is the fifth-longest-running American television series.
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1948
The Ed Sullivan Show
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TV ShowJun 20, 1948

The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety …
The Ed Sullivan Show was an American television variety show that ran on CBS from June 20, 1948, to June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan. It was replaced in September 1971 by the CBS Sunday Night Movie.
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1942
Annette Funicello
BirthOctober 1942

Annette Funicello

Annette Funicello was born.
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