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Kippie Kovacs
Birth: Jan. 4, 1949
Death: Jul. 28, 2001
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Born the second daughter of comedian and television innovator Ernie Kovacs and his first wife Bette Wilcox. When the Kovacs' marriage disintegrated, Kovacs fought for custody of his daughters and in an extremely unusual move at the time, his petition was granted. The courts awarded Kovacs full custody of his children, possibly due to allegations of Wilcox's instability. Little Bette was three, Kippie eighteen months when their mother kidnapped them. Over two years Kovacs spent more than $50,000 searching for the children. Bette and Kippie were eventually discovered living in a small town in Florida and were returned to their father's custody with whom they grew up. Kippie married screenwriter Bill Lancaster, son of actor Burt Lancaster and had one daughter, Keigh. She died at 52 after a long period of ill health. Her epitaph reads: "Ernie's beloved daughter. Brave and beautiful. Adored sister, mother and friend. We all loved her so." (bio by: Iola) 
Family links: 
  Ernie Kovacs (1919 - 1962)
  William Henry Lancaster (1947 - 1997)*
  Kippie Kovacs (1949 - 2001)
  Mia Kovacs (1959 - 1982)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Remembrance, Lot 949, G-2
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Originally Created by: A.J.
Record added: Jan 17, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6096309
Kippie Kovacs
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