JOHN RAITT - PROBATE $20.00
Probably best known for his stage roles in the musicals CAROUSEL, OKLAHOMA, and THE PAJAMA GAME
(later taking a role in the film version), John Raitt maintained an incredibly resilient career that spanned over 60 years. This 44 page file includes Raitt’s
4 page will, as well as his 33 page trust plus 7 pages of funding instructions for the trust.
Reed, of BRADY BUNCH fame was the unfortunate victim
of AIDS in May of 1992. His will is 13 pages in length, and includes the
2 page Petition for Probate and a certified copy of the two-page death certificate.
Certainly best known as SUPERMAN, (though we always felt his best role was as
Clifford Anderson in DEATHTRAP, opposite Michael Caine). It goes without saying
that Reeve proved himself a true hero with the dignity and strength he exhibited
as he dealt with his tragic paralysis. We are most pleased to offer this 23 page
file which includes his 15 page last will (and due to that paralysis, the will
was signed with his name by his wife, Dana, at his direction, with several
witnesses present.) We also supply 2 pages of affidavits pertaining to the
previously-mentioned signatures), and the six page Petition for Probate.
Television's original SUPERMAN. 5 page will plus a 5
page codicil (modification) as well 3 pages of personal property inventory,
and a copy of the certified death certificate.
highly detailed autopsy report can be found elsewhere in our catalogues.
Though acting was not his strong suit, Reeves was hands down the Herculean
King of the poorly-dubbed but popular sword-and-sandal epic, (HERCULES, HERCULES
UNCHAINED, THE LAST DAYS OF POMPEII, among many others). This 15 page file
includes his last will and testament, the Petition for Probate, a final
accounting stating the value of his estate, as well as the death certificate.
|SIR RALPH RICHARDSON $15.00
Sir Ralph was one
of the last of the Olde Guard of the English Theatre, though our favorite
character of his was that of The Supreme Being in Terry Gilliam’s TIME BANDITS.
We offer his eleven page will plus the High Court of Justice coversheet which
indicates the value of the estate.
|JOHN RITTER -
Last Will & Testament $15.00
Leading off the 3 documents that we offer for John Ritter is
his last will and testament (drafted prior to him marriage to actress Amy
Yasbeck, which consists of 14 pages; to this we add the 2-page probate cover sheet and the death certificate.
JOHN RITTER - Trust Document $20.00
In addition to his will and testament, we have come across the very detailed Ritter Living Trust, a 50+ page document
that we now offer, and to which we add his death certificate. Amy Yasbeck's wrongful death suit filed against Ritter's doctors can be found below.
JOHN RITTER - Wrongful Death Suit
Just seven days prior to the one-year anniversary of his tragic and untimely
death, John Ritter's widow (actress Amy Yasbeck) filed a wrongful-death suit
against the doctors and hospital that treated him after he fell ill on the set
of his sit-com 8 SIMPLE RULES. While the suit does not state a dollar amount, it
does ask for damages due to (among other things) loss of earnings, inheritance,
love and affection, the hospital expenses, funeral expenses, etc. The suit filed is
19 pages, to which we add Ritter's death certificate.
Ritter's last will and testament plus his Living Trust document can be found above.
G. ROBINSON $15.00
An interesting and detailed 24 page will plus a 3 page
exhibit further detailing Robinson's extensive art collection.
Roddenberry's 41 page will is one of the longest in our
collection, and covers every conceivable angle. Also included are a 2 page
Petition for Probate (including Majel Barrett's signature) and a single
page Certificate of Assignment. A great conversation piece for any Trekker.
The undisputed King of the Cowboys, Rogers made almost
100 films, including THE ROY ROGERS SHOW (one of our favorites as a kid),
on CBS television from 1951 through 1964. Within this 20 page file we offer
his 6 page will, an Irrevocable Disclaimer (containing Dale Evans' signature)
plus much more. Dale
Evans' last will and testament can be found elsewhere in our catalogues.
The versatile gentleman character actor (RUGGLES OF REDGAP)
spent his last years as the voice of Aesop in the TV cartoon series ROCKY
AND HIS FRIENDS and THE BULLWINKLE SHOW. Ruggles' generous 1966 will is
14 pages in length, to which we add a 5-page Inventory and Appraisement
of the estate, and 6 pages of claims for last illness and funeral expense.
SOUPY SALES $15.00
We think we’re safeto say that baby boomers all remember Soupy’s “kids” program in at least one of
it’s many incarnations around the country, and on network TV. Even now,
watching episodes of his old shows with his side-kicks Pookie, White Fang and
Black Tooth, you’ll feel like a kid again. Sales’ 1999 will is 7 pages.
Of our more interesting additions, we would have to say
that Savalas, hands-down, has one of the longest and most detailed wills
that we have come across. Savalas and his attorneys have covered every imaginable
angle, and this 30 page document makes for some highly interesting reading.
Also included are 6 pages of funeral information, for one of the most expensive
funerals we have seen.
Scott's 1985 will is 5 pages, but highly detailed. Included
are a 2 page Petition for Probate and 3 pages of Inventory and Appraisement,
outlining the value of the estate. Included is a copy of Scott's death certificate.
Simply one of our favorite funny guys, probably best
known for his PINK PANTHER roles. Sellers left an enlightening 5 page will
plus a 2 page handwritten codicil plus the 2 British Grants for Probate.
O. SELZNICK $15.00
One of Hollywood's best known and most flamboyant producers
(KING KONG, GONE WITH THE WIND to mention a few). A 32 page will, one of
the most detailed (as was Selznick) in our collection. Death certificate
Sennett produced the Keystone Comedies of the silent
era, which begat the KEYSTONE COPS, and additionally is credited with giving
Charlie Chaplin his start in films on the West Coast. This package includes
Sennett's 4 page will plus 4 additional pages of medical and funeral information
and a claim by the Motion Picture Relief Fund. Death certificate included.
Normand's will can be found in our Female Stars catalogue
Serling, the creator and producer of television's THE
TWILIGHT ZONE has left us with an interesting 27 page will and a 2 page
codicil. This is truly a rare find, taken from Serling's sequestered file.
Included is a copy of Serling's death certificate.
Did anyone ever figure out what "kimo-sabe" really meant?
Silverheels was Clayton Moore's side-kick Tonto in the LONE RANGER episodes
of the early days of television. Mr. Silverheels' will is a simple 3 pages
to which we add the 2 page Petition for Probate, as well as the Order for
Probate and the Letters Testamentary.
From Mr. Silver's sequestered file, we add another fascinating
hand-written document to our collection with the comedian's 3 page will
and 1 page codicil. Included are 6 pages of attorney's typewritten transcripts
of the will and codicil, presented in court as exhibits because of his
mental clarity at the time the will was written. Also includes a 1 page
proof of holographic instrument.
The Chairman of the Board left a very detailed 21 page
will plus a single page codicil. You will read page after page of specific
bequests in this fascinating document, to which we add the Petition for
Probate, plus a supplemental Petition for Probate, which gives a good thumbnail
sketch of Sinatra's wealth, as well as his death certificate.
Steiger's breakthrough role came in 1954,
with the classic ON THE WATERFRONT, though our personal favorites remain
a toss-up between THE PAWN BROKER and IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT. This large,
55 page file includes Steiger's will, the Petition for Probate, Order for
Probate, Letters Testamentary, a claim by his ex-wife for child support
and a copy of the 1986 divorce agreement between the two defining who was
to get what. A very thorough and fascinating file.
Best be remembered by TV fans for his co-starring role
of Todd, the magazine's music critic, on the sitcom SUDDENLY SUSAN, Strickland
hung himself in a Las Vegas motel room the day before he was to appear
in court regarding a drug possession charge. Though he died intestate,
we provide 21 pages of petitions, accountings, orders, creditor's claims
and an inventory and appraisement of the estate.
What can you say about the one guy who Americans spent
their Sunday evenings with more than any other? Sullivan left a 19 page
will chock full of bequests and instructions to his survivors.