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Report: Jamie Lee Curtis written out of not-much-of-a-dad Tony Curtis' will

Jamie Lee Curtis and daughter Anna Guest at Tony Curtis' funeral. Jamie Lee Curtis, who described herself Friday on "The Talk" more as a fan of Tony Curtis than as his daughter, was written out of more than one of her father's wills, including the final one, a source tells the Awful Truth.

Makes sense, given that when "The Talk" co-host Sharon Osbourne asked Jamie Lee whether she felt bonded with her father, Curtis' answer was an emphatic, scrunch-faced, "No, not at all.

"I mean, again, not, not at all."

Curtis spoke of her father, who died Sept. 29, from a perspective she described as "being like all of you, a fan of him."

"The invention of Tony Curtis was his life. Now children, as we all know, are complicated and messy, and he was not a father. He was not interested in being a father," she said. "Now, by the way, that's not a slam against him. He was very clear that he was not."

Financial support, yes; an involved father, no.

If the report is true (a rep told E! it was "really no one's business"), it seems that financial support didn't continue into the afterlife.

Good thing Jamie Lee at least inherited Tony's "desperate need for attention."

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, right, attends the funeral of her father, Tony Curtis, with daughter Annie Guest on Oct. 4, 2010, in Henderson, Nev. Credit: Ethan Miller / Getty Images

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"Good thing Jamie Lee at least inherited Tony's "desperate need for attention."

-- Christie D'Zurilla

What a tacky, cowish thing to write. And I suppose Ms. D'Zurilla, that you hail from an oh so perfect family. The uncomplicated kind? Is that what qualifies your assessment? I personally enjoyed the interview. As a kid from a broken home, who had to share her parents with other kids following their divorce, the previous kids always get the short end. Jamie Lee is imperfect and doesn't profess to be perfect. What she does seem to be is REAL. And that is refreshing. Plus, she's very creative and that suits people like me just fine. Gossip must be a real drag sometimes.

What a shame. Not the content of this story but that some moron felt it necessary to tell us.

typical dad and child scenario,,she must have turned on him at age 13 and most likely was raised with a silver spoon in her mouth totally out of touch with real people who had to work instead of being born into wealth.

@I Like the Imperfect Jamie Lee -- Christie D'Zurilla here from MOG.

I just wanted to point out that the "desperate need for attention" quote is from Jamie Lee Curtis herself, from the words she spoke at her father's funeral, and repeated in the video embedded in this post.

Not my words -- hers. Click the link on the story to read about the funeral service.


Good Grief...do you really think I'm that ignorant? Of course I saw the link. And of course I saw that Jamie said it. But, as you know, and based on how the quote was incorporated, it obviously was intended to be a jab at article end.

I mean, if it reads like a duck...

The Tony I knew was very interested in being a father and grandfather. He wanted so much to be and do things with Jamie, her daughter and his other children. He would say that to me all the time. It was Jamie that did not want to be with him or do things with him. He tried his best to do things with all of his children and was heart broken when his son died.


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