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Annette Funicello, Mouseketeer and film star, dies

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Annette Funicello, who became a child star as a cute-as-a-button Mouseketeer on "The Mickey Mouse Club" in the 1950s, then teamed up with Frankie Avalon on a string of '60s fun-in-the-sun movies with names like "Beach Party Bingo" and "Bikini Beach," died Monday. She was 70. She died at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., of complications from multiple sclerosis,...

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