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Ryan O'Neal Hits On His Own Daughter

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Us Weekly reports today that actor Ryan O'Neal accidentally hit on his daughter Tatum O'Neal at Farrah Fawcett's funeral in June. Apparently, O'Neal has been so estranged from his daughter in recent years that he simply didn't recognize her.

"I had just put the casket in the hearse and I was watching it drive away when a beautiful blonde woman comes up and embraces me," O'Neal says in the September issue of Vanity Fair. "I said to her, 'You have a drink on you? You have a car?' She said, 'Daddy, it's me--Tatum!' I was just trying to be funny with a strange Swedish woman, and it's my daughter. It's so sick."

Tatum had struggled with addiction, and hadn't spoken to her father in years. She didn't seem to be too shocked by his behavior, either:

"That's our relationship in a nutshell," she says. "You make of it what you will. It had been a few years since we'd seen each other, and he was always a ladies' man, a bon vivant."


-- Daniel Lehman

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