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Thursday, January 28, 2021

'Seinfeld' actor Jerry Stiller's $5M estate divvied among family, aides, charities

StillerComedy Legend Jerry Stiller died in May at the age of 92. He was known for his role in TV sitcom Seinfeld. According to his will, he designated money for his longtime personal assistant and his housekeeper, just to name a couple. 

Stiller's estate was worth roughly $5 million dollars in which will be spread among his family, former employees, several New York organizations and more. 

Stiller left $150,000 to his long-time assistant that was "in recognition of her exceptional services toward enhancing the professional careers of myself and my wife for many years." 

Most of Stiller's property was left tho his wife who died in 2015. Stiller's children (Ben and Amy Stiller) are the beneficiaries. 

Also included in the will are, Stiller's grandchildren, his sister, and niece and nephew. Stiller also left $25,000 to Syracuse University, his alma matter which he wanted to be focused on subsidizing productions in the theatre department. 

Stiller also left $10,000 to the charity The Actors Fund of America for nursing homes and retirement homes. 

See Elizabeth Rosner, Priscilla DeGregory, & Tamar Lapin, 'Seinfeld' actor Jerry Stiller's $5M estate divvied among family, aides, charities, Fox News, January 28. 2021. 

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