Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter Dannielynn Birkhead confirmed off an otherworldly resemblance to her late mom on a brand new 20/20 documentary particular.
The 14-year-old woman appeared almost an identical to her late mom in newly filmed footage as she retraced her mom’s roots whereas on a street journey together with her father Larry Birkhead, 48.
The particular, Tragic Magnificence, juxtaposes Birkhead’s journey with Smith’s life story, which got here to an finish on February 8, 2007, from a drug overdose when she was solely 39.
Virtually twins: Viewers found simply how alike the late Anna Nicole Smith appears to be like in comparison with her daughter Dannielynn Birkhead when 20/20 aired the documentary particular Tragic Magnificence on Friday
Dannielynn, 14, appeared like her mom’s doppelgänger in newly filmed footage as she retraced her mom’s roots whereas on a street journey together with her father Larry Birkhead, 48
Dannielynn was solely 5 months previous on the time of her mom’s demise.
The teenager’s journey takes her and her father again to Anna’s early houses in Texas.
The blond magnificence was born in Houston and spent her early college years there, however she moved to the small city of Mexia to reside together with her grandmother when she began highschool.
The daddy–daughter duo additionally visited a few of Anna’s favourite locations round Los Angeles.
Tragedy: Dannielynn was solely 5 months previous on the time of her mom’s demise of an unintended drug overdose in 2007 at age 39
Early days: Dannielynn and Larry go to Anna’s Texas roots, together with Mexia, the place she went to reside together with her grandmother when she began highschool
‘Dannielynn’s a teen now, and she or he does not actually know a ton of issues about her mother,’ Larry says to elucidate his journey.
‘Anna needs to be remembered as this larger-than-life determine that was actually a caring, giving particular person, a phenomenal girl who cherished her followers and cherished her household.’
As a part of his objective of keep in mind the mannequin at her greatest, Larry saved lots of her prized possessions in a storage locker, which he and his daughter undergo.
Journey by way of the previous: ‘Dannielynn’s a teen now, and she or he does not actually know a ton of issues about her mother,’ Larry says to elucidate his journey
‘Anna needs to be remembered as this larger-than-life determine that was actually a caring, giving particular person, a phenomenal girl who cherished her followers and cherished her household.’ Larry saved lots of her prized possessions in a storage locker, which he and his daughter undergo
Along with scenes that includes Dannielynn and Larry, the documentary additionally has intensive interviews with buddies of Anna, whose actual identify was Vickie Lynn Hogan.
Anna’s pal Frankie Rodriguez says within the particular that there have been always ‘two folks’ battling inside the early actuality star.
‘There was Vickie Lynn Marshall and Anna Nicole Smith,’ he explains. ‘Any kinda digicam, you simply yelled out her identify, “Anna Nicole.” When she rotated, it was on the spot; you noticed Anna Nicole.
‘The minute that digicam left, it was a complete different particular person. She was again to Vickie Lynn,’ he continued. ‘I [am] very lucky to have met and gotten to know Vickie Lynn… How she did it, I do not know. However no matter she was doing, it was making everyone watch.’
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On the street: Dannielynn and Larry go on a street journey within the documentary, with stops in Texas and Los Angeles
A glance again: He has all the time been by his daughter’s aspect; seen in 2019
He did all of it: Larry has been a single mother or father to Dannielynn; seen out purchasing on Robertson Blvd. in Los Angeles in late 2007
The particular options reporting by ABC Information Senior Nationwide Affairs Correspondent Deborah Roberts, the two-hour program takes a ‘complete have a look at Anna Nicole by way of new interviews with these closest to her, never-before-seen and infrequently seen video, in addition to materials from the ABC Information archives.’
20/20 additionally reviews on the ‘dichotomy between who Anna Nicole was within the highlight and who she was in personal as Vickie Lynn Smith, her rise to fame, life within the limelight, her tragic demise in Florida and the unanswered questions on her demise,’ the assertion shared.
Anna died from an unintended drug overdose in 2007 on the Seminole Arduous Rock Resort & On line casino in Hollywood, Florida.
All grown up: Larry has introduced his daughter up since she was a child, as she was solely 5 months previous when Anna died
The best way she was: Smith together with her mother Virgie Arthur. Anna Nicole, whose actual identify was Vickie Lynn Hogan, grew up in Texas
One yr in the past Birkhead was featured within the new Lifetime film Hopelessly in Love: Anna Nicole Smith and Larry Birkhead.
In the course of the particular he revealed the very last thing that the Playboy pinup advised him.
‘She despatched me an [instant message on AOL Instant Messenger]. She mentioned, “Don’t fall in love once more,”‘ he confessed. ‘After which she had a crying face after which she signed off. That’s the final time I spoke to her.’
On the time, the Guess mannequin was pregnant with their daughter Dannielynn.
Smith was within the Bahamas to get away from public consideration.
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‘My objective on the time was to attempt to get her to return again to the U.S. from the Bahamas, and I had nearly obtained her to that place of claiming that she would do it,’ he advised Fox News.
‘We nonetheless had that connection and she or he was actually extra interested in what I used to be doing on the time, the final time I spoke together with her. I advised her that I used to be occurring a tour with a rustic artist, this feminine nation artist.
‘She wished to know all about her,’ he added.
‘”Who’s she, what does she appear to be?” It was a type of issues the place she was sort of getting somewhat jealous about it and she or he began crying about it,’ he mentioned.
‘And that very same day she needed to go to the emergency room as a result of she was so upset. She truly gave start early to my daughter due to her getting so upset at the moment.’
That’s when she despatched him the ‘Don’t fall in love once more’ message.
Dannielynn was born on September 7, 2006.
Three days later Smith’s 20-year-old son Daniel — who had a distinct father — died all of a sudden from an unintended drug overdose.
He simply occurred to be visiting Anna and Dannielynn on the hospital.
Larry and Anna met on the Kentucky Derby in 2003. Once they met once more a yr later on the similar Derby, they clicked. ‘In my thoughts I assumed, there is not any method Anna Nicole, who may have her choose of any man in right here, is all in favour of me,’ he relayed.
He then met up together with her in Nebraska for an occasion.
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‘It wasn’t a crimson carpet occasion, it was extra her one on one with the children and she or he was a distinct particular person,’ he mentioned. ‘This was not wild, wacky zany Anna Nicole. It is somebody who had extra of a objective to them than being a punchline on tv.’
Their first kiss was ‘surreal.’
‘The primary night time I used to be alone with Anna, she advised me she thought I used to be an angel despatched to assist her,’ he mentioned.
They went on trip in 2005 however ‘that factor went downhill quick’ as a result of he was spending time with a pal who ‘sort of appeared like Marilyn Monroe.’
‘I believe Anna simply obtained jealous, Anna thought it was competitors,’ he mentioned.
They had been on and off till she obtained pregnant.
He additionally mentioned that earlier she had a miscarriage in all probability as a result of her general well being was not good.
Unhappy loss: Smith’s 20-year-old son Daniel – who had a distinct father – died all of a sudden from an unintended drug overdose. Seen in 1999
‘She had seizures and she or he would get migraines, her fingers would swell, she would have again ache due to her breast implant surgical procedure,’ mentioned Larry.
‘There was all the time one thing she would take. I questioned it early on, like, You take quite a lot of drugs. She was like, You do not perceive, assured me every part was nice, however I used to be nonetheless frightened.’
When she grew to become pregnant with Dannielynn, she ‘was speaking to her physician and her physician mentioned, ‘No, it’s a must to keep on these medicines, in case you do not you may go right into a seizure and lose the newborn,’ mentioned Larry.
Anna additionally advised him to not discuss her being pregnant.
‘I could not say a phrase to anyone as a result of the very last thing she thought folks wished to see was a pregnant food plan capsule spokesperson,’ he mentioned.
On the time she was a rep for TrimSpa.
‘It was consuming me up, we went months with out with the ability to say something,’ he mentioned.
Her lawyer Howard Ok Stern appeared to get in the way in which, ensuring paparazzi photographs of Anna and Larry didn’t get out.
Larry additionally says he and Anne had been speaking about marriage. They obtained in a battle, nevertheless, and Anna went to the Bahamas. It was the final time Larry noticed her alive.
‘It was nearly scripted,’ mentioned Larry, ‘She was like, “I am not coming again dwelling and this is not your child.” That was like a knife going by way of me.’
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However they nonetheless talked.
Anna died of an overdose in a Florida lodge room. Larry discovered whereas watching TV in his dentist’s workplace.
‘I used to be in denial about it, I mentioned, I believe I can repair this, I believe I can repair this. I wish to get on a airplane, I can repair this,’ he remembered considering.
The funeral came about within the Bahamas in March. ‘It was unhappy, simply to see her laying there. She had a pink gown on, a tiara,’ he mentioned. ‘We had been all requested to put in writing, if we wished to, one thing to place within the casket. I advised her within the word I used to be going to deal with our daughter and I listed a few of the issues we did, the enjoyable occasions, a few of the songs we listened to and I simply poured all of it out. Put the word within the casket, they lowered the casket down and that was it.’