Annette Funicello Quotes

Animation did not become the dominant form of children's television until the '60s.

The original Mickey Mouse Club established in the '30s was designed to attract children to movie theaters.

In the United States women develop MS at approximately twice the rate men do and no one can explain why women are affected most often from the waist down.

As I travel across the country speaking about MS perhaps I can offer others comfort and hope.

Whatever ambivalence I felt about my own career Frankie more than made up for it with his ambition and tenacity.

Of the many guests we welcomed to the Mickey Mouse Club my absolute favorites were the Lennon Sisters.

In 1993 my birthday present was a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

Watching television in those days was not the same experience as it is today. After years of listening to radio we found the black-and-white images mesmerizing.

To some the '50s were a decade marked by the banal the predictable.

My dear friend Jimmie Dodd was the heart and the soul of The Mickey Mouse Club.

Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.

As I grew older I came to feel more responsible for any hardship or trouble my career caused my family.

I was not prepared to live as a single parent.

I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father.

Then as now the Disney studio buzzed with activity. You had a strong impression of being at the center of something very exciting.

I'm saddened to see that some have been misled into believing that Mr. Disney was something other than a kind caring man.

Mr. Disney believed everyone was still a child deep inside.

Of all the roles I've played none has been as fulfilling as being a mother.

When you are young and healthy it never occurs to you that in a single second your whole life could change.

Mickey Mouse... is always there-he's part of my life. That really is something not everyone can call their claim to fame.

Dick Clark really didn't make rock 'n roll safe for America as many people think.

I still don't know precisely why The Mickey Mouse Club ended when it did.

Most original viewers of the Mickey Mouse Club didn't face the crush of family and social problems children have today.

Whatever dreams I have wished have come true.

For me the wheelchair symbolizes disability in a way a cane does not.

I always considered myself a dancer before anything else.

Mr. Disney and his staff were constantly scouting for great stories to bring to life on film

You don't have to pound your head after hearing a country song and wonder if you missed something.

I am the creator of my reality

The mere thought of divorce terrified me. To me divorce symbolized failure.

I've always found Mr. Disney to be somewhat of a shy person a kid at heart.

You have a deeper wiser loving self that you can always ask for help.

Just learning that you have MS is such a devastating shock.

Growing up in public is especially hard sometimes.

MS is not really a degenerative illness. It is not fatal nor is it always progressive.

At the beginning of 1955 only about 60 percent of American homes had TVs.

The Lord has been with me throughout my life. He's never let me down.

Pain is a part of life...misery is an option.