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Originally posted 05/11/2013 08:00AM
Model-in-the-making Danielynn Birkhead, the late Anna Nicole Smith's 6½-year-old daughter, prompted an outpouring of oohs and ahs this week when she dressed up like a favorite Disney heroine for the Kentucky Derby, while the gasps were strictly reserved for the amazing tale of the man who served as a hippo's dinner – and then survived to tell his tale.
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Originally posted 05/05/2013 06:20PM
The 6½-year-old and dad Larry Birkhead wear looks from the movie's classic "Jolly Holiday" scene on the red carpet
Originally posted 11/27/2012 01:10PM
"This is Dannielynn's way of paying tribute to her mom in her own special way," the 6-year-old's father explains
Originally posted 11/26/2012 06:10PM
The 6-year-old is the new face of the brand's new spring 2013 kids campaign.
Originally posted 09/10/2012 05:55PM
The daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith celebrates by getting dad Larry a pink and purple manicure
Originally posted 06/07/2008 01:00PM
Larry Birkhead has purchased a 10,000-sq.-ft., six-bedroom house in his hometown of Louisville, Ky., for himself and 21-month-old daughter Dannielynn, he tells PEOPLE.
Birkhead, 35, says the house, which has 40-ft. ceilings and is modeled after a Sicilian church, was never completed, needs a lot of work, and right now "looks like a haunted house," but he loves it.
"When I walked in, I said to myself, 'This is our home!'" says Birkhead.
He adds he might sell the Los Angeles house where he's surrounded by memories of its former occupants – Dannielynn's mother, Anna Nicole Smith, and half-brother Daniel, who both died from drug-related complications.
Originally posted 04/18/2008 12:20PM
Larry Birkhead and Dannielynn, his 1-year-old daughter with the late Anna Nicole Smith, are checking out real estate in Palm Beach, according to the Palm Beach Post.
"We're looking at the [real estate] market," the 35-year-old dad told the Florida newspaper. "There are obviously some buyers who could use a little help. I'm getting to know the area. It's the first time I've come here ... We looked at some places."
Originally posted 02/27/2008 10:35AM
Larry Birkhead and Anna Nicole Smith's 1-year-old daughter Dannielynn is "resting comfortably" after undergoing corrective eye surgery, Birkhead tells Entertainment Tonight.
Dannielynn, who was diagnosed with strabismus (commonly known as a lazy eye), "is home from surgery and resting comfortably," Birkhead tells ET. "My thanks go out to Dr. Arthur Rosenbaum and the Jules Stein Eye Institute staff for taking great care of Dannielynn."
Birkhead, 34, previously admitted that it was tough to consider surgery for the child, but told PEOPLE on Sunday: "A lot of parents ... gave me a lot of support and a lot of encouraging words and gave me the strength. I'm a baby when it comes to needles myself, and I definitely don't want to hand my child over to some surgeons. So, it's a little nerve-racking but she's in the best doctors' hands."
Originally posted 02/25/2008 08:15AM
Dannielynn – the one-year-old daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith – is preparing for corrective eye surgery, her dad, Larry Birkhead, tells PEOPLE.
The toddler, who has been diagnosed with strabismus (commonly known as a lazy eye), is "doing really well," her father told PEOPLE at the Billboard and Children Uniting Nations Pre-Oscar bash at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday. "She's meeting all of her milestones and exceeding them and she's getting ready to have surgery."
Originally posted 02/08/2008 08:10AM
Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the discovery of Anna Nicole Smith's lifeless body in a Florida hotel room – the sorrowful finish to a real-life soap opera that managed to both captivate and shock those who followed it.
Nowhere is Smith's passing more profoundly felt than in the late centerfold and reality-star's Los Angeles home, now occupied by Anna Nicole's 17-month-old daughter, Dannielynn, and the baby's father, Larry Birkhead.
"There's pictures everywhere in the house of her mom and of Daniel. She knows," Birkhead recently told PEOPLE. (Daniel, Smith's 19-year-old son, died only days after Dannielynn was born.)
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