People, Nov. 27, 1978

In the words of a '60s platter, life meant "just a-surfin' all day and swingin' " all night. The superswingers, of course, were Warbler Frankie Avalon and matured Mouseketeer Annette Funicello, who boogied by the surf in a string of beach party movies. On Nov. 25 a Dick Clark special on NBC will be co-hosted by Funicello, now 36 and the mother of three, and Avalon, 38, father of eight. "The chemistry between us is just dynamic," giggles Funicello. Frankie agrees, and for good reason. Says he appreciatively: "Annette thinks I am the funniest guy in the world. She is a...

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