Jerry Lewis had the last laugh. His will excludes the six children from his first marriage with Patti Palmer.
So says The Blast, which said it obtained the comedian’s Last Will and Testament, executed in 2012.
“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,” the documents said.
Gary Lewis gained fame on his own as a recording star in the 1960s with Gary Lewis and the Playboys.
On Twitter, one comment played on Jerry Lewis’ famous telethon for muscular dystrophy: “So much for Jerry’s (actual) kids.”
There was no word of why the famed comedian, actor and director decided to stiff all six sons from his first marriage.
Lewis — who died of heart failure in August — won the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2009 from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
(Lewis’ son Joseph died of an overdose in 2009 and Lewis noted that he was deceased in the documents, The Blast said.)
The New York Daily News said the sole beneficiaries of Lewis’ estate are his second wife, SanDee, whom he married in 1983, and their daughter Danielle, 25, whom they adopted together in 1992.
Lewis soared to national prominence in the late 1940s and 1950s in the team of Martin and Lewis, with Dean Martin the good-looking straight man crooner and Jerry Lewis the childlike goofball comic. After the duo split up, they both went on to separate successful careers in film, TV and — for Martin — music.
The Lewis estate is valued at a estimated $50 million. Estimates of his loss of reputation have yet to be calculated.
#JerryLewis LEFT OUT of his Will his 6 sons from his 1st wife. Sad to see. He mostly ignored these kids after he got remarried.
— David Benjamin (@thetoyman1) September 21, 2017
Jerry Lewis left all his money to his 2nd wife & his adopted daughter. He disinherited his 6 sons w/his 1st wife. That’s cold
— Astigmatism Bae (@MsDyna85) September 22, 2017
Jerry Lewis left all six of his sons by first marriage from Will. Ignores sick homeless lovechild.Prick to the end.https://t.co/fFE1rosQum
— Jesse Elin Browne (@effiedog) September 22, 2017
— Unfiltered Lens (@unfilteredlens1) September 22, 2017
So much for Jerry’s (actual) kids… https://t.co/hvtJKgyNQ6
— Chris McKay (@criticaldarling) September 21, 2017
Actor Jerry Lewis omitted his 6 sons from his first marriage in his will,I think that is terrible.
— Blenda taylor (@Blendataylor) September 22, 2017
I’ve heard that everybody hated Jerry Lewis and now his sons hate him more than most.
— Jon Francis deLeon (@jonglenellyn) September 22, 2017
Sad and cruel that #JerryLewis would disinherit his six sons. Gold-digging second wives are good at such maneuvers.
— B Citizen (@atalknut) September 21, 2017
If you think you had a bad day imagine being one of Jerry Lewis’s 6 sons that got disinherited from his 50 million dollar estate💀😂
— Tyler Carter (@TytheCarter) September 21, 2017
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