Annette Funicello: Mouseketeer, Beach Party Babe, America's Sweetheart
Beach Party, 1963: Annette became a teen idol in the 60s, starring in a series of beach party movies with Frankie Avalon beginning with Beach Party in 1963. Others included Muscle Beach Party, Bikini Beach, Pajama Party, Beach Blanket Bingo, and How to Stuff a Wild Bikini.
Buddy Hackett -- (8/31/1924-6/30/2003). American Comedian, Broadway Actor, Voice Artist & Game Show Panelist. Movies -- "All Hands on Deck" as Shrieking Eagle Garfield, "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" as 'Benjy' Benjamin, "Muscle Beach Party" as S.Z. Matts, "The Love Bug" as Tennesseee Steinmetz, "Scrooged" as Scrooge. Center Square on Game Show the Original "Hollywood Squares". He died at his Beach House, He was suffering from Diabetes & Stroke, age 78. Born: Leonard Hacker.
Don Rickles as 'Jack Fanny' with "The Muscles" in Muscle Beach Party (1964) — including Peter Lupus (billed as Rock Stevens) in his first film role (two years later he would be cast in TV's Mission: Impossible).