Can’t tell you the crush I had on Annette Funicello ! She was the only reason I’d watch The Mickey Mouse Club – which I hated ! Never liked the Beach Party Movies. By then, I’d discovered foreign movie stars like Brigitte Bardot and Sofia Loren !Annette Funicello wasn’t afraid to laugh, even at herself. She was a brave and courageous woman who fought a long battle against her illnesses. How did the end of the Mickey Mouse Club song go ? "…Y… Because we like you ! " Annette we all liked you !!!