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Dannielynn named Anna Nicole's sole heir

Joel D. Amos is a Los Angeles-based writer, and the Senior Entertainment Editor here at SheKnows. He has interviewed numerous celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Katherine Heigl, Rachel McAdams, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaw...


Anna Nicole Smith's still making news. The former Playboy pinup's daughter Dannielynn was named the sole inheritor of her estate today.

PLAYMATE'S ESTATE NOW CLEARThe amount could be worth millions, yet a specific figure is still far away from being exact.

With several different lawsuits going on from the litigation involving her late husband J. Howard Marshall's estate to the battle with her mother, Smith's estate itself will be in probate for some time to come.

But at the end of all that in-fighting, maybe by the time Dannielynn is ready for college, she will indeed inherit millions of dollars earned through marriage and Playboy.

The 18-month-old little girl recently had successful eye surgery and is reportedly doing fine.

Dannielynn Hope Marshall Birkhead can thank the man who fought to be her father, Howard K. Stern for this piece of news.

It was Stern, as executor, who petitioned the state to clarify what Smith would have wished for her estate to close that chapter of the battle for Smith's millions.

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