Tony Curtis Didn't Leave Kids a Dime

He disinherited all 5 just months before death

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 9, 2011 8:58 AM CST | Updated Mar 9, 2011 10:32 AM CST

(Newser) – Jamie Lee Curtis eulogized her father Tony at his funeral last year—but just five months before his death, Curtis had disinherited Jamie Lee and his other four children. Inside Edition has a copy of the will, which lists his children by name … then says, “I acknowledge the existence of my children … and have intentionally and with full knowledge chosen not to provide for them.” Curtis left the entire estate to his widow Jill—his fifth wife and not the mother of any of his children, the Telegraph notes. One of Curtis’ daughters contested the will, but was denied by the court.

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis places a flower on the casket of her father Hollywood legend Tony Curtis at the Palm Mortuary and Cemetery, Green Valley in Las Vegas on October 4, 2010.
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis places a flower on the casket of her father Hollywood legend Tony Curtis at the Palm Mortuary and Cemetery, Green Valley in Las Vegas on October 4, 2010.   (Getty Images)
Jamie Lee Curtis, right, hugs her sister, Kelly Curtis during the funeral for their father, Tony Curtis, Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, in Las Vegas.
Jamie Lee Curtis, right, hugs her sister, Kelly Curtis during the funeral for their father, Tony Curtis, Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh are shown with their daughters Kelly, 2 1/2, and newborn Jamie Lee in Hollywood, Ca., in this Jan. 16, 1959 file photo.
Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh are shown with their daughters Kelly, 2 1/2, and newborn Jamie Lee in Hollywood, Ca., in this Jan. 16, 1959 file photo.   (AP Photo, File)
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