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Mrs Gerry Genny Lynn Kerns
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“We had lunch with Genny while she was filming the Benji movie. She purchased our Toy Poodle Sunshine Sally Sue who played the part of baby Benji. We...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Jeanette WrightFruend - Streetman, TX

“I will miss you my dear friend ”
2 of 3 | Posted by: Melinda Eichberg - Tarzana, CA

“I will truly miss my dear friend, Genny. I met Genny on a Rick Steves' tour in 2012 in England and we became good friends. We talked on the...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Judy Smith - Bellevue, WA


Gerry "Genny" Lynn Kerns, 72, born on February 16, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, passed away on June 26, 2017 after a 9 month battle with cancer. Genny was a pioneering animal trainer and one of the first female trainers in the entertainment industry with a career lasting over 50 years. Genny was a beloved wife – widow of stuntman Hubie Kerns Sr., mother to Steve Kerns and Lisa Paretsky and grandmother "GG" of Heather Kerns, Holli Kerns, Daniel Paretsky, Cameron Cleve and Gabriel Paretsky.