Annette Memorialized at Walt Disney Studios

Annette’s Memorial at the Disney Studio lot was…well…memorable. So many friends, so many soothing words and memories. Kudos go out to the entire Disney family, from Bob Iger (Disney CEO) to Leonard Maltin (Host), and every member of the Staff that created this heart-warming afternoon. Stage One on the Disney lot is now the Annette Funicello Stage, an honor not lightly given in Hollywood. Sister Shelley was there, and the Mice, of course…and for me the essence of the day was captured by David Stollery who, in just two words, captured the soul of the woman we were all there to remember.
“Effortlessly genuine.”
Brilliant. Thank you, David.
“Effortlessly genuine.” That was and is Annette.
Paul Petersen