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Ex-Mouseketeer Annette Funicello Survives Fire

March 15, 2011


According to the L.A. County Fire Department, no one suffered any serious injuries in a fire at actress Annette Funicello's Encino home Thursday morning.

Three occupants of the North Fond Drive home were reportedly taken to a hospital for precautionary reasons, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Funicello, 68, who has multiple sclerosis, suffered smoke inhalation in the fire, according to

Funicello was a Mouseketeer in the 1950's and later a teen heart-throb in films such as Beach Blanket Bingo in 1965.

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