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Gumm and Workman have cited Gray’s finances as a reason why she should not be granted guardianship of her sister. But Kretzmer denied last week that money was an issue in the case.

“There’s no truth whatsoever to Shanelle obtaining this guardianship for purposes of advancing her career or for some other personal gain,” Kretzmer said. “Shanelle is successful and has done very well in her own rights. This is a tragedy for her, too.”

Winter has been acting since age 7, appearing in several TV series, including “ER” and “Phineas and Ferb,” and movies such as “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” `’Ice Age: The Meltdown” and “ParaNorman.”

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