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-- -- at California where we are now learning more about the death of actress Annette and a cello.
We are told that she died peacefully at age seven -- from complications due to multiple sclerosis.
She battled that disease for over 2.5 years Trace Gallagher live from -- senseless with more Trace.
And when you -- -- in Southern California -- and and that put -- -- is really part of the cultural landscape and as I grew -- she was part of the -- beach blanket -- -- -- before my time of course she was one of the original.
Mickey Mouse club members there she -- her a long time co star.
That's Frankie valley right there remember Frankie valley and it had -- with a cello member beach blanket bingo and bikini beach party.
And -- she is one of the musketeers.
She was actually born in New York moved to California was seen in local theater and was asked to come and audition for the mouse could tears she became one.
And as they say without her there would be -- Miley Cyrus and would be no Selena Gomez she went on to be contract did Disney for the better part of twenty years.
And playing in movies like monkey's uncle the shaggy dog babes in toyland.
Then she went on and did all those beach party movies and came out.
In 1992 saying that she had multiple sclerosis she started a very successful foundation.
To help treat neurological disorders.
And raised a great deal of money for that but in the last five or six years of her life.
It was horrible she was confined to a wheelchair we were told that she had trouble seeing in fact some said that she was blind.
And had to use oxygen to actually -- last year her home was destroyed.
By a fire.
And she was in a wheelchair and barely got out.
And we're told today that she finally succumbed to her illness multiple sclerosis the age of seventy she died in Bakersfield California -- -- -- To maybe two and a half hours.
From where we are right here but.
For television and movies in that -- -- -- dead today he had aged seven years old.
You know she -- so many people such happiness you look back at those clips of -- in each one no matter how old.
She was just adorable you know issue just somebody who you wanted to -- to know and and spent time with.
I want to add that my good friend Janice Dean who has publicly said many times that she she also has MS.
Says -- the drugs for this disease have gotten much much better in the past five to ten years and back when -- was first diagnosed with that we're not we're nowhere near what they are today.
So that is interesting to note in any of entries thanks.
Yeah I just wanna mention mega that we -- Frankie Avalon -- there's one of the pictures that was Frankie -- another dear friend of and that's she was though in the movies with Frankie valley all those beach blanket bingo parting ways that's Frankie Avalon.
Apologies for that but but they were all great friends the original Jersey boys -- -- -- the cello it was a legacy that is still playing today.
In many parts of the country.
-- -- Trace thank you --
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