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It’s hard to render a judgment on Richard Dreyfuss’ relationship with his family without knowing the details, but it doesn’t appear to be that friendly at the moment. The actor is suing his father and uncle in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming he loaned them $870,000 in 1984 “to help his family in their times of financial need.” Dreyfuss now wants the original loan back, plus 1.5% annual interest, plus the building owned or partly owned by his father, amounting to $1.2 million.
In other family news, the widow of Rodney Dangerfield has settled a lawsuit with his daughter over ownership of intellectual property from the comedian’s taped standup routines. Joan Dangerfield sued Melanie Roy-Friedman after her late husband’s daughter licensed material used in a Comedy Central special, “Legends: Rodney Dangerfield.” The settlement wasn’t disclosed.
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