A in recent years have come forward to talk about their cancer or other conditions.
Her home for the past 40 years was a smoky-blue ranch house in Encino, Calif.
Gilardi, a longtime agent whose client roster over the years included Burt Reynolds, Sylvester Stallone, Jerry Lewis, Shirley MacLaine, and Charlton Heston, died this morning at age 88.
Known for family films like 1959's The Shaggy Dog and 1961's Babes in Toyland, Funicello, now considered a pinup girl, was cast opposite Frankie Avalon in 1963's Beach Party, the first of several beach movies they'd make together.
To the present, her foundation continues to raise money to help find cures for this and other debilitating disorders, including Lou Gehrig's disease.
In her later years, Funicello resided in Encino, a small neighborhood in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley.