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
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)

(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.

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Mar 11, 2011 10:28 AM CST
He did one good thing as a father, he begat Jamie Lee Curtis, who is a wonderful person whom I admire.
Mar 10, 2011 9:32 PM CST
Theirs 2 sides to every story and I'm sure he had his reasons to not leave his kids even a thin dime. Let's get real Jamie Lee Curtis let the World know there relationship was bad and she didn't keep that fact in the family. Tony only talked about it when she let the World know about it and of course he was asked about it all the time after that. She took her moms side all the time against him. Look it sounds like I'm taking sides here but the only ones who really knows what happened are his children and Tony.
Mar 10, 2011 7:18 AM CST
Sad to be so bitter/petty at the end. From what I hear though he was a cock, good riddance. Also thanks to the shitty journalist who did zero follow up as to why.