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Avalon says he's glad Funicello's suffering is over

Avalon says he's glad Funicello's suffering is over

NEW YORK, April 9 (UPI) -- U.S. actor and singer Frankie Avalon says it makes him smile to know his late friend and co-star Annette Funicello is at peace after years of suffering.

Former 'Mickey Mouse Club' star Annette Funicello dead at 70

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., April 8 (UPI) -- Pop-culture icon Annette Funicello died of complications from multiple sclerosis Monday at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, Calif., her family said.

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Scott MacIntyre booted from 'Idol'

Scott MacIntyre booted from 'Idol'

LOS ANGELES, April 9 (UPI) -- Scott MacIntyre, the show's first blind contestant, was eliminated from "American Idol," Wednesday night.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007.
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Singer Fabian doing well after accident

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., March 5 (UPI) -- Fabian, who gained fame as a pop idol in the 1950s, escaped serious injury in a car crash near Palm Desert, Calif., his publicist said.

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Today is Monday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2006 with 104 to follow.
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Stars line up to see 'Jersey Boys'

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, actors from "The Sopranos" and three original members of the Four Seasons came out to see the new Broadway musical, "Jersey Boys."

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Today is Sunday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2005 with 104 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Sept. 18, the 262nd day of 2004 with 104 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2003 with 104 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Cab Calloway, who was born in 1907; the late Chris Kenner was born in 1929; "Little Richard" Penniman, who uses Christmas Day as his birthdate, in 1932 (age 70); the late O'Kelly Isley of the Isley Brothers was born in 1
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 21-27.
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Frankie Avalon
Frankie Avalon performs during a sold out show at the Boulevard Casino near Vancouver, British Columbia, May 26, 2007. (UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann)
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Frankie Avalon (born September 18, 1940) is an American actor, singer, playwright, and former teen idol.

By the time he was 12, Avalon was on U.S. television playing his trumpet. As a teenager he played with Bobby Rydell in Rocco and the Saints. In 1959, "Venus" (5 weeks #1) and "Why" went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100. "Why" was the last #1 of the 1950s. Avalon had 31 charted U.S. Billboard singles from 1958 to late 1962, including "Just Ask Your Heart" (U.S. #7), "I'll Wait For You" (U.S. #15), "Bobby Sox to Stockings" (U.S. #8), and "A Boy Without a Girl" (U.S. #10). Most of his hits were written and/or produced by Bob Marcucci, head of Chancellor Records.

Teamed frequently with Annette Funicello, Avalon starred in a number of popular "beach" comedy movies during the 1960s. The wholesome and romantic coupling of "Frankie and Annette" in summer movies such as Beach Party and Beach Blanket Bingo became iconic figures in American films during that era.

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