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

Annette Funicello at the Hollywood Yacht Club in Hollywood in September 1993 Annette Funicello at the Hollywood Yacht Club in Hollywood in September 1993

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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