A judge Tuesday granted a petition brought by actress Tyne Daly to appoint a new trustee for her family trust following the death nine years ago of the last person to fill the role.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gus May said he was giving the nod to Daly’s request that the actress’ business manager and accountant, Glenn Wallace, be named to fill the role. Daly’s lawyer, Mary Ramsden, told the judge that no opposition to the petition was filed.
The former “Cagney & Lacey” star filed her petition April 24. According to her court papers, the initial sole trustee, Arthur Becker, died in 2009, leaving the sole successor trustee as City National Bank.
“When he died in 2009, no one focused on the need for a successor trustee for the trust,” Daly’s court papers stated.
Daly’s three daughters, Alisabeth, Kathryne and Alyxandra Brown, nominated Wallace in their roles as the trust’s beneficiaries. Becker had served as Daly’s business manager and accountant before he died.
The family trust is called the Georg Brown and Tyne Daly Brown 1988 Insurance Trust and was created in November 1988 when Daly was wed to actor Georg Stanford Brown. The marriage lasted from 1966-90 and all three daughters were born during their relationship.
Daly, 72, is known for her role as Detective Mary Beth Lacey in “Cagney & Lacey,” which made her a four-time Emmy Award winner as outstanding lead actress in a drama series. In 1989, she starred in the Broadway revival of “Gypsy” and won the 1990 Tony Award for best actress in a musical.