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July 17, 1992|ALEENE MacMINN | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Family Royalties: Attorneys would not comment Thursday on how much money is at stake following an appeals court ruling that Jett Williams, the illegitimate daughter of country music legend Hank Williams Sr., is entitled to share the royalties from his songs. The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled earlier this week that Williams, 39, whose birth name was Cathy Yvonne Stone, should receive 25% to 33% of the royalties generated by her father's music since 1982. He died in 1953. Williams' son, Hank Williams Jr., and widow, Billie Jean Williams Berlin, currently split the royalties. Jett was born five days after Williams died.

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