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David Carradine -- Alleged Dead Deadbeat

11/2/2010 4:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Even in death, David Carradine is fighting over money with an ex -- according to new court docs, the former "Kung Fu" star owes more than half-a-million bucks to his deceased ex-wife.

David Carradine

Carradine's 3rd wife -- Gail Jensen -- was locked in a legal war with Carradine's estate before she died back in April ... insisting the actor had owed her $250,000 in royalties from "Kung Fu" and "Spirit of Shaolin" ... and $300,000 in tax payments she made on his behalf.

Now, Jensen's sister has taken up the fight -- filing new legal docs in L.A. County Superior Court in an attempt to collect the money.

But there's more drama -- before Gail died, she was battling for estate control against Anne Carradine ... who David was married to at the time of his death.

Anne filed legal papers claiming David only had $40k to his name ... but judging by the new legal docs, Jensen's camp clearly isn't buying it.


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D. UK    

I'm lost: Can someone please draw a small diagram with the current, ex, alive and deceased wives? I can't quite follow the text:-(...

1460 days ago


He was a weird dude wasn't he? The women could only handle it for a while I guess. I mean the way he died...jeeez.

1460 days ago


David had 'sizemeat face' - are there nude photos of David?

1460 days ago


The parasites and leeches continue long after the body is gone with nothing but the bones left.

1460 days ago


This is sick. They are both dead. Can't they just let it go?

1460 days ago


David was always a little different in life. His career showed that but he was a brilliant actor. Whatever he did in life is forgiven in death. RIP to both David and Gail.

1460 days ago


Jensen might have had a claim against the estate but sister of the claimant I don't think so!!

1460 days ago


There both dead...CASE CLOSED.

1460 days ago


sorry this is so long, but to all a idea...

Personal life
Carradine in April 2005 Shortly after being drafted into the Army, in 1960......, David Carradine proposed marriage to Donna Lee Becht (born September 26, 1937).[4][67] whom he met while they were students at Oakland High School. They were married on Christmas Day that year. She lived with him off base in Virginia, while he was stationed at Fort Eustis. In April, 1962, she gave birth to their daughter, Calista. After his discharge, they lived in New York as David established his acting career appearing on Broadway in The Deputy[51] and Royal Hunt of the Sun. The marriage dissolved in 1968. Carradine left New York at that point and headed back to California to continue his television and film careers. In 1969, he met Barbara Hershey while the two of them were working on Heaven with a Gun.[12] The pair began a domestic relationship that would last until 1975.[68] They appeared in other films together including Martin Scorsese's Boxcar Bertha. In 1972 they appeared in a nude Playboy spread, recreating some sex scenes from Boxcar Bertha.[69] That year Hershey gave birth to their son, Free[67] (who later changed his name to Tom, much to his father's chagrin).[12] The relationship fell apart, around the time of his 1974 burglary arrest,[70] when Carradine began an affair with Season Hubley who had guest starred on Kung Fu. He was engaged to Hubley for a time, but they did not marry.[12][17] Carradine married his second wife, Linda, (née Linda Anne Gilbert, born March 16, 1950) the former wife of The Byrds lead guitarist, Roger McGuinn,[13] in a civil ceremony, in Munich, Germany, immediately following the filming of The Serpent's Egg, in February, 1977.[71] Their daughter, Kansas was born April 19, 1978. This marriage ended in divorce as did the two that followed. He was married to Gail Jensen, from 1988–1997, who died in April, 2010, at the age of 60, of an alcohol related illness.[72] He was also married to Marina Anderson from 1998–2001. By this time, Carradine had proclaimed himself to be a "serial monogamist".[73] On December 26, 2004, Carradine married the widowed Annie Bierman[4] (née Anne Kirstie Fraser, born December 21, 1960......) at the seaside Malibu home of his friend, Michael Madsen. Vicki Roberts, his attorney and longtime friend of his wife, performed the ceremony. With this marriage he acquired three stepdaughters, Amanda Eckelberry (born November 29, 1989), Madeleine Rose (born April 4, 1995) and Olivia Juliette (born 1998) and a stepson, Max Richard (born 1998).[68]
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Look at the dates of HIS children.

1459 days ago


Funny, I don't remember seeing Gail Jensen in any Kung Fu episodes. So why does the money grubber expect any Kung Fu royalties?

1459 days ago

cowbell boo boo    

YAK YAK YAK... GREEN HORNET fu fu bunnie vs ironlung ironing little man chapped.Smokes? mokes and jokes dingdong slavie davies.proke pass&kick or wappons

1459 days ago

JungleTails com    

This is a griping story!

1459 days ago

Big Mamma Cornbread    


1459 days ago

C. Fox    

Please. We all know his finances were being manipulated by that dreaded cabal, The Hollywood Star Whackers.


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