Jerry Lewis was a funny guy but none of his first six children are laughing now. It is obvious he didn’t have a good relationship with them while he was alive, and now, in death he is letting them know.
Lewis’ last will and testament, which was executed in 2012, states, “I have intentionally excluded Gary Lewis, Ronald Lewis, Anthony Joseph Lewis, Christopher Joseph Lewis, Scott Anthony Lewis, and Joseph Christopher Lewis and their descendants as beneficiaries of my estate, it being my intention that they shall receive no benefits hereunder.” Those were his children with his first wife, Patti Palmer, to whom he was married from 1944 to 1980. They had six kids, but Joseph passed away in 2009.
So who’ll get the late comedian’s estate? His widow, SanDee Pitnick and their 25-year-old adopted daughter, Danielle. They married in 1983 and they adopted Danielle in 1992.
No word yet if any of his children will be taking this to court.
Jerry passed away last month at the age of 91. His estate is estimated to be worth about $50 million.