Annette Funicello

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    • After keeping it a secret from her fans for five years, in July 1992, Annette publicly disclosed her ongoing battle with multiple sclerosis (a crippling disease of the central nervous system) as rumors were going about that she was an alcoholic due to her impaired carriage. Illness aside, Annette started two different businesses focusing on collectable bears and perfume. Her line of stuffed bears (The Annette Funicello Collectible Bear Company) has been particularly successful, and some of the retired designs now fetch high prices.