A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes: Annette Funicello
This highly-rated television film covers the life of American movie/TV/pop music idol Annette Funicello. The movie starts with the move of her family from New York to California, where in 1955 shy Annette becomes one of the cast of The Mickey Mouse Club. The movie covers her child stardom, her teen idol years, her singing career with big hits like "Tall Paul", her romance with Paul Anka, her classic beach party films with Frankie Avalon, and her first marriage. It also shows her large comeback in the late 1980s and her second marriage, and the day when she found out she had multiple sclerosis.
Starring: Annette Funicello, Eva La Rue, Frankie Avalon, Dick Clark, Shelly Fabrette, Len Cariou, Linda Lavin
Director: Bill Corcoran
Writer: Annette Funicello (Novel "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes"), Patricia Romanowski (Novel "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes"), John McGreevey (Teleplay) & Pj Torokvei (Teleplay)
Running Time: 120 min