A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story (1995)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Showbiz Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This made-for-television biography paints a moving portrait of the extraordinary life of Annette Funicello, a former Mouseketeer who grew up to be America's sweetheart and Queen of the Beach Blanket movies of the 1960s. The story not only covers her professional rise to stardom both as an actress and a recording star, but also provides a look into her private life, notably her romance with Paul Anka, her two marriages, and her life after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the late 1980s. Eva LaRue Callahan plays Funnicello. The subject herself also makes a cameo appearance along with former co-star Frankie Avalon.

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actor, movie-star, multiple-sclerosis, romance, singer, sweetheart