Widow and children go to war over composer’s fortune

The $22 million estate of Richard Adler, composer of The Pyjama Game and other Broadway hits, has become a battleground between the great man’s son and grandchildren and his ‘high-living’ fifth wife.

Counsel for the kids says the wife, Susan Ivory, 70, went on a spending spree in the years before Adler’s death in 2012, aged 90. Ms Ivory and her lawyers are saying nothing. The case is coming into court any day now.

More of the story: Spend it while you’re alive. Don’t leave it to the lawyers.

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