Annette Funicello: An American icon passes
Annette Funicello passed away last week. To many who heard the news it meant the passing of a singer, TV star and movie star.
To us older baby boomers the passing meant much more than that. It was the passing of our childhood innocence. It was the passing of America’s sweetheart — an American Icon. There was something about Annette that can not be described in today’s terms.