Mouseketeer Annette Funicello Suffers Smoke Inhalation In Fire At Her Los Angeles Home

Former Disney Mouseketeer Annette Funicello has suffered smoke inhalation from a fire that badly damaged her Los Angeles home, but her former husband says she wasn’t seriously injured.

The blaze Thursday in Encino was doused in less than a half-hour.

Fire spokesman Erik Scott says two women — one of them in a wheelchair — and a man were hospitalized for possible smoke inhalation and are in good condition.

Their names weren’t released, but Funicello’s ex-husband, Jack Gilardi, says the 68-year-old actress was at home with her current husband and a nurse. Funicello has multiple sclerosis.

Gilardi says they were exposed to smoke but will recover.

Funicello was a Mouseketeer on TV’s “Mickey Mouse Club” in the 1950s and had a singing and acting career that included a series of beach movies.

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