Annette Funicello Stable After House Fire

Annette Funicello is reportedly in a stable condition after suffering smoke inhalation when a fire broke out at her Los Angeles home.
Annette Funicello, the former Disney 'Mouseketeer', is recovering in hospital after a blaze tore through her home in Encino, California, reports OnTheRedCarpet.comThe fire was put out in less than half an hour, but Funicello was at home with her husband at the time and suffered the effects of smoke inhalation. The 68-year-old, who has multiple sclerosis, is best known for her performances on 'The Mickey Mouse Club' in the 1950's but she also starred in a number of high-profile movies such as 'Babes in Toyland' and 'How to Stuff a Wild Bikini'. Funicello, her husband and her nurse were all taken to a nearby hospital after being rescued from the blaze. Officers do not currently know the cause of the fire, but investigations are thought to be underway.
Annette Funicello's 'Mouseketeer' character has since been played by a number of notable celebrities, most recently by Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling and Keri Russell.


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Annette, Like so many others, I watched you on the Micky Mouse Club. There will never be another time like when we were young and enjoyed all that Disney had to offer in entertainment and you were a huge part of that era. I wish you and your family the best. God was watching over you! :-)
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I too have watched Annette grow up with Mr. Walt Disney. You have always been in my thoughts for many years and you will always be in my prayers. God is with you and your family. Take care.Terry Ruth10960 N. 67th Ave. #181Glendale, AZ. 85304-3671
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Annette the real deal and a class act; No need to expose herself, get a tattoo, a piercing, get her lips pumped, run out of gas in a Bentley, shoplift or go in and out of rehab. multiple times. She was all that and more. God Bless and YOU'RE STILL MY PINUP GAL ON MY SHOP WALL WHERE i PARK MY 65 T BIRD.
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So glad that everyone is safe from the fire! Watched Annette grow up on the Mouseketers, saw most of the Beach Party Movies.... Saw some od the cast at Disneyland, saw Frankie Avalon at Pacific Ocean Park, once. Have 2 Brother-in-laws that had MS.... God Bless you and yours!
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Annette, I grew up with you.... and at age 60 I sit here with your long-time buddy MS. I watch every little piece of news about you and feel SO terrible about the fire. You are a trouper and have proved that with your MS. Hang in there girl.....but I pray Jesus will be there for you when the time is right. May God bless you Annette. And thank you for all you have done to bring MS to the news. Love E
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Her character has since been played by Justin Timberlake & Ryan Gosling????? Really????Annette was Annette. No one "has since played her character" on anything. Get your story straight. Do your homework. Each Mickey Mouse Club (original & modern) had it's own characters, named after the kids themselves. No one "played" Annette. She was "herself", a member of the Original Mickey Mouse Club Mousketeers. My guess is you might probably be too young to remember the original but you should, at least, do your research.
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Annette's "Character" has since been played by Justin Timberlake & Ryan Gosling????? Really????? ....NOT!!!!Do your research and get your story straight. Annette is Annette. No one "played" her. She was herself as an original member of the Mickey Mouse Club as were all the other young people who were on the show, Original or Modern version)I suspect you might be too young to remember the original Mouseketeers but you need to have a better understanding about what you are posting to the public and if you don't, at least in this case, ask someone whose older than 50. We don't bite you know but we will call you on ignorance.
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Wally Lamb here. I gave Annette a cameo appearance in a little Christmas book I wrote a few years back called Wishin' and Hopin', and doing so reignited my school boy crush on this great entertainer. So many of us Baby Boomer boys were smitten! Just want to wish Annette the very best with this latest difficulty, as well as her husband and her nurse who were also affected by the fire. You, too, E. MS runs in my family so I know the challenges and send you my best.
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I sincerely hope that Annette,her husbdand and nurse are OK. Fighting MS is hard enough w/o somehting like this ocurring. All the best.
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Annette, I hope that you, your husband and nurse get better soon. You have been through so much and now this. You are always in my thoughts and prayers, I remember you from the Mickey Mouse Club and all your beach party movies and I have them all and love them. So please get better soon.
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