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September 17, 1990 | KATHERINE STEPHEN, Stephen is a Washington, D.C., free-lance writer.
In the parlor below the deck of her houseboat docked on the Potomac, a youngish woman--blond and dressed in white--recounts the dream and nightmare of her search for her long-hidden legend-filled past. Among the framed old photographs decorating the wood-paneled room, there is only one that really matters to Jett Williams: a black-and-white picture of a handsome young man in a cowboy hat with a dreamy expression on his face. It is no ordinary face, no ordinary family photograph.
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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.
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May 2, 1990 | From Associated Press
Country music star Hank Williams Jr. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down "feel-good jurisprudence" that gave his half sister a claim to the estate of their famous father. Williams' lawyers contended in the filing that the state Supreme Court gave a share of the late country music Hank Williams Sr.'s estate to his illegitimate daughter, Jett Williams, even though the estate had been closed since 1975.
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February 14, 1991
Singer Jett Williams, the illegitimate daughter of Hank Williams Sr., asked a judge to order an accounting of the country music legend's multimillion-dollar estate, starting at his death 38 years ago. She is seeking half of the proceeds from her father's music and other assets since his death in 1953. "I want to set my father's wishes straight," Williams said Monday. She was born to Williams' former lover, Bobbie Jett, five days after her father's death.
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July 1, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Family Search: Speaking of the Williams family, NBC on Tuesday announced a two-hour movie that will chronicle the search by Jett Williams to prove that she is the daughter of Hank Williams. Williams died in 1953 at the age of 29, five days before Jett was born. She was 21 before she learned the identity of her father, and she spent the next 10 years trying to prove her lineage.
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February 14, 1991
Singer Jett Williams, the illegitimate daughter of Hank Williams Sr., asked a judge to order an accounting of the country music legend's multimillion-dollar estate, starting at his death 38 years ago. She is seeking half of the proceeds from her father's music and other assets since his death in 1953. "I want to set my father's wishes straight," Williams said Monday. She was born to Williams' former lover, Bobbie Jett, five days after her father's death.
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June 19, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Despite a setback from the U.S. Supreme Court, country music star Hank Williams Jr. plans to continue his fight against a woman who claims to be his father's daughter. The high court Monday let stand a ruling that Cathy Yvonne Stone, 37, a country music performer known as Jett Williams, is entitled to have her fight for some of the late country music legend's royalties put before a jury.
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June 18, 1990 | From Associated Press
The Supreme Court today refused to kill a lawsuit in which a woman who claims to be Hank Williams Sr.'s daughter seeks some of the late country music legend's copyright royalties. The justices, without comment, let stand a federal appeals court ruling that Cathy Yvonne Stone, 37, is entitled to have her legal fight put before a jury. At the same time, the court rejected an appeal by country singer Hank Williams Jr.
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November 6, 1989 | From Associated Press
A woman who says she is Hank Williams Sr.'s illegitimate daughter lost a Supreme Court bid today for a share of the late country music legend's copyright royalties. The court, without comment, let stand a ruling that Cathy Yvonne Stone waited too long to sue over the royalties. Cathy Stone, 36, was born in Alabama five days after Williams died Jan. 1, 1953, at age 29.
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June 5, 1999 | JUDITH MICHAELSON
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September 17, 1990 | KATHERINE STEPHEN, Stephen is a Washington, D.C., free-lance writer.
In the parlor below the deck of her houseboat docked on the Potomac, a youngish woman--blond and dressed in white--recounts the dream and nightmare of her search for her long-hidden legend-filled past. Among the framed old photographs decorating the wood-paneled room, there is only one that really matters to Jett Williams: a black-and-white picture of a handsome young man in a cowboy hat with a dreamy expression on his face. It is no ordinary face, no ordinary family photograph.
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May 2, 1990 | From Associated Press
Country music star Hank Williams Jr. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down "feel-good jurisprudence" that gave his half sister a claim to the estate of their famous father. Williams' lawyers contended in the filing that the state Supreme Court gave a share of the late country music Hank Williams Sr.'s estate to his illegitimate daughter, Jett Williams, even though the estate had been closed since 1975.
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August 14, 2008 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
Don Helms, the steel guitarist whose aching instrumental cry gave musical voice to the anguish and the joy in virtually all the key recordings by country music titan Hank Williams, died Monday in Nashville, apparently of a heart attack. He was 81. Helms died at Skyline Medical Center, said Michael Thomas, a director at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
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