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The late Dennis Hopper leaves $2.85 million to 9-year-old daughter

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September 18, 2012

Galen and Dennis Hopper (Craig Barritt/WireImage)
Galen and Dennis Hopper (Craig Barritt/WireImage)

Most of us will never accumulate millions in our bank accounts. But in a real-life "Richie Rich" story, the daughter of late actor Dennis Hopper has done just that – and she’s only 9 years old. Galen Grier Hopper has inherited a trust fund of $2.25 million cash and $600,000 worth of property from the "Easy Rider" actor's estate, according to TMZ, which cites legal documents. The millions are a fraction of Hopper's fortune that included properties in California, New Mexico, and North Carolina, plus an extensive art collection featuring works by artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, and Frank Gehry. The legal docs reportedly stipulate that Galen's mother and Hopper's estranged wife Victoria Duffy have absolutely no access to the money.

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Hopper was still legally married to Duffy when he died from prostate cancer at 74 in May 2010. At the time, the couple were embroiled in a divorce that was bitter even by Hollywood standards. The couple reportedly met in the early '90s when she was a waitress at a restaurant he frequented, and married in 1996. But they fought often, and stopped having sex several years before he filed for divorce in January 2010, according to The Daily Beast. (He was already living in the Beverly Hills Hotel at the time.) Later, he filed for several restraining orders against Duffy, who is in her mid-40s. When a judge ordered Duffy out of Hopper's Venice, California, home, she filed a court document arguing that she needed to stay because she expected to be completely cut out of Hopper's will. She reportedly complained that the divorce settlement didn't provide enough money to take care of the couple's only child, Galen. Looks like she doesn't have to worry about that now!

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Though Galen made out well when it comes to her father's will, she was often the victim found in the middle of the heated battle between her parents. She didn't attend her father's funeral, for example, because Duffy was uninvited. Hopper's ex reportedly received a letter from the actor's attorney hours before the Taos, New Mexico, service that stated Duffy was not welcome. It acknowledged that Duffy had stated Galen would not be allowed to attend without her, but requested that Galen be allowed to attend anyway. She was not.

Hopper's fortune became even larger last month when his Venice compound that included a 5,000-square-foot house, a guest cottage, three two-story condos designed by Frank Gehry, and a pool house, sold for $5 million. Presumably, Hopper's three adult children, daughters Marin and Ruthanna, and his actor son Henry, who starred in last year's "Restless" and this year's movie "Tar" with James Franco and Mila Kunis, will also be receiving some sort of inheritance of their own.

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