Gable left a 3 page will, plus the notary to the signing
of the will. Also added to this package are a very detailed 3 page Inventory&
Appraisement, an intriguing $100,000 claim revolving around the airplane
accident that killed his wife Carole
Lombard, whose last will and testament can also be found elsewhere in our
JAMES GANDOLFINI $20.00
James Gandolfini, he of SOPRANOS fame, died suddenly while on a trip to Rome with his son Michael. This 35-page file includes Gandolfini’s 17 page will (with a number of extremely generous bequests), plus 18 additional pages of filings and declarations.
JOHN GIELGUD $5.00
Sir John was a highly distinguished and prolific performer
who is considered to be one of the finest actors of his generation (one
of our favorites: his portrayal of Hobson, Dudley Moore's valet in ARTHUR).
His four page will is made up primarily of generous bequests that say a
lot about the man. British Grant for Probate is also included.
One of the early screen's most famous leading men, Gilbert
lived a hard life and died at age 39 in 1937. Gilbert left a generous and
detailed 11 page will plus a very thorough 5 page evaluation of his estate.
A colossal part (no pun intended) of the Golden Days
of Television. Following the legendary success of THE HONEYMOONERS, Gleason
also put Miami Beach on the map when he moved his weekly variety show there
from New York City. We offer his 1985 12-page will plus a 5-page codicil
drafted just days before his death. Gleason's HONEYMOONERS wife Audrey
Meadows' own probate file can be found elsewhere in our catalogues
Alexander Godunov, the lithe dancer with the long flaxen
hair and a brooding manner who created an international stir when he defected
from the Soviet Union in 1979 died, at age 45, apparently due to chronic
alcoholism. His 1993 will is 11 pages, to which we add an 8 page Inventory
and Appraisement of his estate plus the Order For and Letters of Probate.
One of Hollywood's finest producers. A highly detailed
31 page will.
A delightful 16 page will, plus a 1 page hand-written
codicil and a 2 page Petition for Probate. A customer request set
us in search of the Cary
Grant Dyan Cannon divorce file, which can be found elsewhere in our
Simply one of the sinister best (who could forget the
Fat Man in the MALTESE FALCON?) It took quite a bit of digging to locate
Greenstreet's 13 page last will and testament, but it proved to be well
worth it. To the will we have added 2 pages of funeral information. Death
|MERV GRIFFIN - TRUST $25.00
Griffin was a singer, popular afternoon talk show host, and most indelibly, a major media mogul for his creation of the game shows JEAPARDY! And WHEEL OF FORTUNE. A couple of years after his death, Griffin’s only son, Anthony, filed suit against the trustees of Griffin’s very valuable Trust, which brought the whole
shootin’ match into the probate court. This 69-page file includes the 39 page Trust Agreement, plus 30 pages of petitions and applications filed by the son. This is one terrific file! Please note
that due to its size, this item cannot be used as a free document with our
free wills deal. Our apologies.
Hollywood's original premier director (BIRTH OF A NATION,
INTOLERANCE). Two page will plus several additional pages of funeral info.
Sir Alec may well have been the last of Britain's royal
acting family, ending a 50-year career with his death in 2000. Some Of
Guinness' most notable movie work was done for director David Lean, having
been in 6 of the directors' films (our across the board favorite being
BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI). Guinness' will is 9 pages to which we
add the British Grant for Probate, which places the value of his estate
at £2,500,000. Death certificate also included.
Who could forget Gwenn as Kris Kringle in MIRACLE ON
34th STREET? He left a 3 page will (with a bequest for his Oscar as well
as his Golden Globe Awards), a handwritten codicil, and a petition to revoke
the same. Additionally we offer several pages of claims for funeral expense,
and assignments of interest in the estate. Death Certificate included.
Gwynne wrote the book on Herman Munster, and became one
of our favorite character actors along the way. He left behind a detailed
22 page will with numerous bequests and to this we add the 3 page Petition
for Probate as well as the death certificate.
|BUDDY HACKETT - TRUST $20.00
Known primarily as a nightclub comic, Hackett often referred to himself as a “saloon comic” who preferred the stage to films or TV (though we loved him in IT’S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD). This file, 57 pages in all, includes the 4th and 5th amendments, restating the original1980 Trust; also included
is a detailed accounting of the of the Trust and the property contained therein as of two years following Hackett’s death in 2003. Death certificate also included.
The notable song and dance man (best known as the Tin
Man in THE WIZARD OF OZ, and at one point father-in law to Liza Minnelli)
left a simple 3 page will. The balance of this 21 page file is made up
of a very detailed Inventory and Appraisement of his estate as well as
the Petition and Order for Probate.
Hardy, of LAUREL & HARDY fame left a 2 page will
plus probate order. We have added 7 additional pages of creditors claims
for last illness, funeral expense and a property settlement with his first
wife, Myrtle. Death certificate included.
40's bandleader, plus a radio, film and TV actor, Harris
was a principal of long standing among comedian Jack Benny's radio retinue,
parlaying his popularity into his own radio series. His will is 6 simple
pages, and to this we add the Order and Letters of Probate, plus a 6 page
Waiver of Accounting and finally, a rather sad Inventory and Appraisement
of of what would appear to be a a rather meager estate. Harris' widow,
Alice Faye, also has an interesting will that can be found in Female
S. HART $15.00
Probably our biggest and best cowboy file. Hart was the
Original cowboy star of the silent film era. This package includes a great13
page will as well as a very intriguing, very detailed 13 page Petition
to Revoke the Will by Hart's son. Also included are a 2 page judgment regarding
the Petition to Revoke and 2 pages of funeral information. A collectors
item and a great find. Death certificate included.
And we lose still another SNL veteran, this time through
no fault of his own. We offer Hartman's 50 will, plus a three page intermediate
Inventory & Appraisement, a copy of the Bond that his brother was required
to secure, as well as a copy of Hartman's death certificate. A sad but
telling document. His wife (and murderer) Brynn
Hartman, has a similar will, which can be found in our Notable Persons
Catalogue. Additionally, both Hartman's
autopsy reports can be found elsewhere in our catalogues.
One of John
Wayne's favorite directors. Hawkes left us a 12 page will to which
we have added the Petition for Probate, a very detailed 4 page Inventory
and Appraisement, 4 pages of interesting claims against the estate and
lastly 2 pages of funeral info.
One of our favorite cowboy side-kicks, and a highly requested
file to boot. Included are Hayes' 5 page will, a 3 page Inventory and Appraisement,
a single page Order Admitting Will & Letters Testamentary, and a copy
of the death certificate.
Though Heflin never made it to "star" stature (too rumpled,
too rough-cut, we're told) he was, nonetheless, exceptional in any role
he chose to take on. In this 23 page file we offer his detailed 20 page
will, the Letters Testamentary, and a creditor's claim showing the funeral
Henreid was the last surviving cast member from CASABLANCA
when he passed away in 1992. He left an 8 page will to which we add the
published notice of death, Petition for Probate, Letters of Testamentary
and a letter from a grandson who challenged the executor of the estate.
Another challenge by a customer that we were able to
locate. At his untimely death in 1990, Henson left a fabulous 19 page will
to which we add a single page Inventory and Appraisement (an overview)
of the value of his estate as it existed in California. Also included is
a 2 page Petition for Probate from Connecticut, where the probate action
Hexum was an up-and-coming new TV personality when he
suffered a self-inflicted gunshot (a stage pistol shooting blanks, no less)
wound to the head, ending his life in 1984. Since he died intestate (without
a will) we present a 2 page Petition for Probate, a waiver of claim to
the estate by his father, an interesting 8 page final accounting of the
estate, and a 2 page claim (and single page rejection) against the estate
by the doctor who treated him after the accident, and his death certificate.
sizable autopsy report can be found elsewhere in our catalogues.
The off-hand and deliciously risqu* English funny man
left behind a three page will, to which we add the British Registry of
25 page will-extremely detailed will of the master of
suspense. Truly a collector's item. Death certificate included.
|PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN $20.00
Sad. Sad. Sad. Sober for all those years, and then….. Probably best known for his supporting and character roles – typically lowlifes, bullies, and misfits, it’s nearly impossible for us to pick a favorite, though THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY and PUNCH DRUNK LOVE are right up there at the top. This 39 page file includes PSH’s will plus a slew of supporting probate documents.. NEW FILE
From Holden's sequestered probate file we have a 21 page
will as well as a 5 page codicil (modification) to the original will. You
can find Holden's
highly detailed autopsy report elsewhere in our catalogues.
Once estimating he'd had sex with over 10,000 women,
Holmes (AKA Johnny Wadd) was truly a porn legend. Rumor has it that his
life story was used as the basis for the film "Boogie Nights," his vices
finally catching up with him in 1988 when he became an early victim of
the AIDS virus. We offer his ten page will and codicil, the Petition
for Probate, the Inventory and Appraisement of his estate (less than $100)
and an interesting 5 page petition by his wife, former porn star Misty
Hope was one of those wonderful guys you figured would
be around forever. In partnership with Bing
Crosby and Dorothy
Lamour, (whose wills we also offer) he appeared in the highly successful
ROAD comedies that we still enjoy on the Late-Late Show. We are pleased
to offer his non-probated 13 page will and codicil, as well as the two-page
DENNIS HOPPER - TRUST $45.00
Hopper was a one-of-a-kind bad boy at heart, a fine actor and sometimes
director (did you ever see THE LAST MOVIE?) As he was slowly dying of cancer he
decided to divorce his wife and update his Trust, in an attempt to prohibit
the-soon-to-be ex from benefiting from the huge estate he was to
leave behind. Let us just say that this is a HUGE file (113 pages, to be precise...), consisting of four
documents, Hopper’s 7th and 8th amendments to his Trust, his wife’s
creditor’s claim against the estate for $35 million (which includes a ton of
interesting revelations about their marriage and finances) and finally, their prenup, which ties into Victoria Hopper’s creditor’s claim. This has become our
single most favorite file in our collection. Please note that due to its size, this item cannot be used as a free
document with our free wills deal. Our apologies.
The venerable Mr. Houseman, a mainstay in American Theatre
as well as television (PLAYHOUSE 90 among others) left a highly-detailed
16 page will which he modified with a 4 page codicil. To this we add a
rather enlightening 2 page Inventory and Appraisement.
(CURLY) HOWARD $15.00
Howard, of THREE STOOGES fame left us a 3 page will and
a sad yet interesting claim against his estate by an ex-wife. Also included
is a check drawn by one Gertrude Howard, payable to Curly, with his endorsement,
and a copy of the death certificate.
One of the international screen's perfect Englishmen-gentle,
quizzical, yet firm , most memorable in The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Petrified
Forest, Pygmalion, Intermezzo, and of course, as Ashley Wilkes in Gone
With the Wind. Included in this 50 page file are his 4 page will, plenty
of documents pertaining to personal effects in Hollywood and the UK, as
well as claims, petitions and an inventory and appraisement of his estate.
Howard, also of THREE STOOGES fame, left a detailed 11
page will that Stooge fans will treasure. Also included are Letters of
Testamentary as well as two pages of funeral information, and a copy of
the death certificate.
Shemp is the last of the Howard boys in our collection.
Unfortunately Mr. Howard died intestate, so our package includes a 2 page
Petition for Letters of Administration, Order Appointing Administrator,
a rather sad 4 page Inventory and Appraisement, and a 3 page Petition Establishing
Death. Lastly, we include a 5 page Final Accounting of the estate which
includes funeral information and a copy of the death certificate.
Easily one of our most controversial finds, copied from
Hudson's sequestered file. 8 page will and 4 page codicil, plus Mark Christian's
bizarre $10 million claim against the estate, the Petition for Probate,
and a copy of Hudson's death certificate.
An odd, single page hand-written page constitutes Hunter's
entire will, but what makes this package interesting are the several claims
against the estate (7 pages). Also included: Order Admitting Will and Letters
of Administration, as well as the 2 page death certificate.