DOCUMENT: Celebrity

Gary Coleman Comes Up $hort

View Document

Gary Coleman Comes Up $hort

As you may have heard, former child star Gary Coleman is seeking an online bailout from his financial woes.The "Diff'rent Strokes" star recently filed for bankruptcy in California, detailing liabilities of about $72,000. Listed among Coleman's $20,000 in personal property are three firearms and his model train collection. Of course, despite these money problems, the 31-year-old Coleman remains better off than former co-star Dana Plato (and is not nearly as embarrassing as Burt Reynolds). Here are a few excerpts from Coleman's Chapter 7 petition:

Pages 1-2: His paltry personal property.

Pages 3-4: Where creditors are due.

Page 5: Coleman's monthly expenses.

Page 6: Gary's current income.