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Jerry Lewis Excluded All of the Children From His First Marriage From His Will

Jerry Lewis Excluded All of the Children From His First Marriage From His Will
After obtaining the Last Will and Testament of Jerry Lewis, The Blast discovered that the late comedic actor excluded the six children from his first marriage from receiving any benefits upon his death. "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 obtained by The Blast read. The media outlet also reported that Lewis' son Joseph died of an overdose in 2009 and that Lewis noted that he was deceased in the documents.  According to The Blast, the will...
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Jerry Lewis’ Will ‘Intentionally Excluded’ All 6 Kids From First Marriage

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Jerry Lewis’ Will ‘Intentionally Excluded’ All 6 Kids From First Marriage
Jerry Lewis purposefully left out six of his children from his will before he passed away last month, leaving his entire estate to his widow, SanDee Pitnick. According to The Blast and People, a will the comedian executed in 2012 “intentionally excluded” the children and all descendants from his first marriage to Patti Palmer. The entirety of his estate was left to Pitnick, with their adopted daughter Danielle second in line. “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.
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Jerry Lewis Left All Six Children from His First Marriage Out of His Will

Jerry Lewis Left All Six Children from His First Marriage Out of His Will
Jerry Lewis certainly got in the last laugh when it comes to his strained relationship with his children.

According to his Last Will and Testament, provided to People by The Blast, the funnyman emphatically cut out all six children he had with his first wife Patti Palmer will inherent nothing.

“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 will – which the comedian executed in 2012 – states.

The couple
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Horror Hall Of Fame 26-Film DVD Set to be Released This October from Mill Creek Entertainment

Timeless titans of the horror genre—including Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, and Christopher Lee—are featured in a new 9-disc, 26-film DVD set fittingly titled Horror Hall of Fame, coming this October from Mill Creek Entertainment.

Fright fans can keep an eye out for the Horror Hall of Fame DVD set (featuring over 35 hours of film footage) when it's released on October 17th. We have the cover art and full list of films below, and to learn more, visit Mill Creek Entertainment's website. Will you be adding this set to your home media collection this fall?

"Hungry for Horror? Stay glued to the edge of your seat with a 26 film bundle including some of the greatest works from the masters of Horror.

Bat, The - 1959 - Vincent Price

Before I Hang - 1940 - Boris Karloff

Black Room, The - 1935 - Boris Karloff

Boogie Man Will Get You,
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Mill Creek Entertainment to Release Two William Castle Double Feature Blu-rays

William Castle’s 13 Ghosts (1960), 13 Frightened Girls, Homicidal, and Mr. Sardonicus are coming to Blu-ray in two double features from Mill Creek Entertainment! Both double bills will be released on July 5th.

From Mill Creek Entertainment: “13 Ghosts (1960) – B&W – 85 minutes – Not Rated

Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Martin Milner, Rosemary DeCamp. Donald Woods, Margaret Hamilton

When an eccentric uncle wills a huge, ramshackle house to his impoverished family, they get the shock of a lifetime. Their new residence comes complete with a spooky housekeeper, plus a fortune in buried treasure and 12 horrifying ghosts.”

13 Frightened Girls (1963) – Color – 88 minutes – Not Rated

Murray Hamilton, Joyce Taylor, Hugh Marlowe, Khigh Dhiegh, Charlie Briggs, Norma Varden

The girls of a Swiss boarding school have one thing in common — they are all daughters of diplomats. One in particular finds out that she has a knack for espionage, and uncovers the murder of a Russian diplomat. Now she
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William Castle & Hammer DVD Collections Announced, The Incredible Two-headed Transplant Coming to Blu-ray

Hammer horror fans are in for a treat, as respective collections of five William Castle films and five Hammer horror movies are coming out on Blu-ray in August, and The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant has been set to come out on Blu-ray.

The William Castle and Hammer horror collections will respectively come out on DVD August 18th from Mill Creek. The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant, meanwhile, is slated for release later this year by Kino Lorber. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for further updates.

From Mill Creek: "Iconic horror director William Castle created a simple, but winning formula for his films: a little comedy, a lot of scares, a preposterous gimmick, and a clear sense that fright films should be fun. This even meant Castle would, like Alfred Hitchcock, appear in his trailers and even the movies themselves. Though his career spanned 35 years and included everything from westerns to crime thrillers, he'll
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DVD Review - Twice Round the Daffodils (1962)

Twice Round the Daffodils, 1962.

Directed by Gerald Thomas.

Starring Juliet Mills, Donald Sinden, Donald Houston, Kenneth Williams, Ronald Lewis, Andrew Ray, Joan Sims and Jill Ireland.

Synopsis:

A group of four male patients arrive at a sanatorium to be treated for tuberculosis. As they adjust to their new home, each one of them starts to take a shine to the nurse and try their best to gain her attention.

A classic piece of nostalgic British comedy comes to DVD in the shape of Twice Dound the Daffodils and you cannot help but love it if for no other reason than the ‘they don’t make them like this anymore’ factor. Produced and directed by the legendary ‘Carry On’ team of Peter Rogers and Gerald Thomas, you might expect this to me 85 minutes of innuendo and seaside postcard humour, but it is a much sweeter and poignant film than that.

Set in a hospital,
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DVD Review: 'The Brigand of Kandahar' (re-release)

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★☆☆☆☆ The Brigand of Kandahar (1965) - released on DVD for the first time this week - is one of Hammer's most seldom-seen films. After viewing it, you will instantly understand why, as it must rank as one of the studio's slowest and least imaginative offerings. Written and directed by Hammer stalwart John Gilling, this 'Boy's Own' adventure set during the British rule of India in the 1850s starring Oliver Reed and Ronald Lewis has very little to recommend in terms of both performance and production values.

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DVD Review - The Brigand of Kandahar (1965)

The Brigand of Kandahar, 1965.

Directed by John Gilling.

Starring Ronald Lewis, Oliver Reed, Duncan Lamont, Yvonne Romain and Katherine Woodville.

Synopsis:

A mixed race lieutenant joins the rebel Bengali tribesmen in an offensive against the British forces in India.

Afghanistan’s a tough one. Hard to know what to make of it all, whichever way you look at it. Whether by design or by happy accident, The Brigand of Kandahar has a lot in common with its wild, war-torn setting. The blurbs and the captions call it the North West frontier of India, but for anyone with a map or even a smudge of an inkling of what the British Raj got up to in the 1850s, that translates directly to the borders of that same country the British Army are still trying to tame a century and a half later.

A blast of heroic trumpet fanfare and we’re already in Ripping Yarns territory.
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Hammer Classics DVD Giveaway - The Scarlet Blade and The Brigand of Kandahar

January 16th sees the first ever DVD release of two classic historical adventures from the revered Hammer Film Productions - The Scarlet Blade and The Brigand of Kandahar - both of which are directed by John Gilling and feature the legendary British star Oliver Reed. To celebrate the release, we have a copy of each DVD to give away to our readers courtesy of the lovely folk at StudioCanal.

Read on for details of how to enter this competition...

The Scarlet Blade

An unlikely romance blossoms between two people from opposing camps - one from the Roundheads, the other from the Cavaliers. Colonel Judd (Lionel Jeffries; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), a villainous anti-royalist loyal to Cromwell, is bewildered by his daughter Clare's (June Thorburn; Tom Thumb) Royalist sympathies. Judd's right-hand man Captain Sylvester (Oliver Reed) is an enforcer for Cromwell's parliamentarians and also June's boyfriend. Much to the consternation of Judd and Sylvester,
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Win The Brigand Of Kandahar on DVD

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To mark the release of The Brigand Of Kandahar (1965) on DVD for the first time on 16th January, Studio Canal have given us three copies of this Hammer classic movie to give away on DVD. The film stars Ronald Lewis, Oliver Reed and Duncan Lamont and is directed by John Gilling.

1880. British India. Robert Case (Ronald Lewis: Sardonicus), a mixed race lieutenant, is unjustly discharged from the British Army. He joins the rebel Bengali tribesmen offensive led by Eli Khan (Oliver Reed: The Three Musketeers) against the colonial enemy. They capture a foreign journalist and Case recounts his story of false accusation on trumped-up charges, instigated by the bigotry and racism of his commanding officers. Following a successful attack by the British against the rebels, Case is brutally shot by Colonel Drewe (Duncan Lamont: Quatermass and The Pit), his accuser. The journalist returns home determined to report the true story of The Brigand of Kandahar.
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Sue Lloyd obituary

Actor known for her roles in The Ipcress File and Crossroads

The actor Sue Lloyd, who has died aged 72, exuded glamour and sophistication on screen in the 1960s, before finding renewed fame two decades later as Barbara Hunter in 714 episodes of the TV soap opera Crossroads. But it took two attempts by the serial's producers to persuade her to join a programme that was roundly abused by the critics.

"My initial reaction was to be a bit sniffy about it," Lloyd recalled in her 1998 autobiography, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time. "The soap was renowned for its wobbly scenery, bizarre storylines and regular slaughtering by the critics. Why would I, just back from filming [Revenge of] The Pink Panther with Peter Sellers in the south of France and about to embark on the comedy The Upchat Line with John Alderton, want to get involved in a project like that?
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Sue Lloyd obituary

Actor known for her roles in The Ipcress File and Crossroads

The actor Sue Lloyd, who has died aged 72, exuded glamour and sophistication on screen in the 1960s, before finding renewed fame two decades later as Barbara Hunter in 714 episodes of the TV soap opera Crossroads. But it took two attempts by the serial's producers to persuade her to join a programme that was roundly abused by the critics.

"My initial reaction was to be a bit sniffy about it," Lloyd recalled in her 1998 autobiography, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time. "The soap was renowned for its wobbly scenery, bizarre storylines and regular slaughtering by the critics. Why would I, just back from filming [Revenge of] The Pink Panther with Peter Sellers in the south of France and about to embark on the comedy The Upchat Line with John Alderton, want to get involved in a project like that?
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Diane Cilento obituary

Alluring Australian actor best known for her role in The Wicker Man

Such is the superficial nature of fame that the Australian-born actor Diane Cilento, who has died of cancer aged 78, was best remembered as the wife of Sean Connery from 1962 to 1973, during the height of his fame as James Bond. The attractive, blonde, husky-voiced Cilento would be more fittingly recalled for her roles in a dozen or so British films in the 1950s and 60s, to which she brought a dose of much-needed sexuality. However, her best-known part was in the cultish The Wicker Man (1973), her last British picture before returning to her homeland.

Born in Brisbane, she was the daughter of Sir Raphael and Lady Phyllis Cilento, both physicians. Much to their initial disappointment, Diane decided against following them into the medical profession. After winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, at the age
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