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OTRC: Annette Funicello, ex-Disney Mouseketeer, OK after house fire

Annette Funicello, a former Disney Mouseketeer, suffered smoke inhalation from a recent fire that damaged her Los Angeles home in Encino, California, which is in the Los Angeles area.

The fire was put out in less than half an hour. Funicello, who is 68 and has multiple sclerosis, was at home at the time with her husband and nurse, the Associated Press quoted her ex-husband Jack Gilardi as saying. No one was seriously injured.

Funicello was a Mouseketeer on "The Mickey Mouse Club" in the 1950s and also starred in movies such as "Babes in Toyland" in 1961 and the beach party film "How to Stuff a Wild Bikini" in 1965.

Former Mouseketeers who appeared on later seasons of "The Mickey Mouse Club" include singers Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake and actors Ryan Gosling and Keri Russell.

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