Kubrick's Daughter Starts Fundraiser for Shelley Duvall

Vivian Kubrick has raised more than $16K to help the actress get healthy
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2016 3:21 PM CST
Stanley Kubrick's daughter is raising money for Shelley Duvall, seen here in 1977, after the actress made a troubling appearance on "Dr. Phil."   (AP Photo/Jean Jacques Levy, File)

(Newser) – Vivian Kubrick, daughter of legendary director Stanley Kubrick, says Shelley Duvall's appearance Friday on Dr. Phil had "nothing to do with compassionate healing," E! Online reports. While some have called for a boycott of the show for exploiting the 67-year-old actress, Kubrick—who hasn't seen Duvall since she starred in her father's The Shining—is trying to raise money to help get her healthy. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Duvall appeared to be suffering from mental illness during her Dr. Phil appearance. She said she fears doctors will try to kill her and believes Robin Williams is not only still alive but a shape-shifter.

Kubrick launched a GoFundMe page for Duvall on Friday; it raised more than $16,000 in a day. "I think more and more people now realize how brutal the Hollywood system is and how people aren't really taken care of even though the studio system has benefited greatly from their talent," Kubrick says. "I just think she deserves a great deal more respect," Kubrick adds. Kubrick says she's unsure if Duvall gets government benefits and doesn't want to jeopardize those, so she may put the money raised into a trust fund for the actress. She is also trying to get Duvall health insurance through the Screen Actors Guild. Duvall quit acting 15 years ago. (Read more Shelley Duvall stories.)

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