The late American celebrity Margie Willett grabbed both public and media attention being the ex-wife of veteran Hollywood actor, Dick Van Dyke. The prominent performer gained huge popularity following his role on the CBS TV sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show. The two, however, divorced after over three and a half decades-long marriage in 1984.
Who Is Margie Willett? Age And Short Bio
Margie Willett was born Marjorie Willett in 1927, in Danville, Illinois, the United States of America. She spent most of her early childhood days in Danville with her family.
Other than that the information about her parents and education is still missing. She holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
Her Married Life With Dick Van Dyke
Margie Willett tied the knot with her then-husband Dick Van Dyke on 12th Feb 1948. Their wedding was sponsored by the producer of the radio show to broadcast their wedding in his show ‘Bride and Groom‘. They also paid for their honeymoon. They exchanged the vows at the ceremony held in Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.
Margie first met her partner in her hometown Illinois. The two dated for several years before walking down the aisle. They initially faced a lot of ups and downs during their marriage and even went on to take some drugs as well as alcohol.
They Had Four Children
Margie Willett and ex-husband Dick Van Dyke had four children; two daughters Stacy Van Dyke and Carrie Beth van Dyke and two sons Barry Van Dyke and Christian Van Dyke.
Their first child Christian is also an actor. Margie once also suffered a miscarriage with a twin.
What Is The Reason Behind Their Divorce?
Despite being parents to four beloved children and even after a decade-long marriage journey, Margie Willett and Dick Van Dyke did not last for a life-time. They got divorced in 1984. Sources reported that Dick was involved in an extra-marital affair with his agent’s secretary Michelle Triola.
Dyke also paid a tremendous amount for the settlement.
After divorce, her husband is currently married to Arlene Silver. They are happy together despite his current wife is 46 years younger than her. They married in 2012.
Cause of Death
Margie Willett, sadly, passed away at age 81 in 2008 due to pancreatic cancer. She was diagnosed with it in 2007 and died a year after.
Her Net Worth At Last Days
It was reported that Margie Willett had $1 million net worth at the time of death. She had always been away from the spotlight and rarely appears publically.
Due to the fact, it becomes much hard to trace out further about her property records and other financial details.
On the other side, her spouse Dick has an estimated net worth of $50 million. He has worked in a number of successful movies and TV shows over the course of his career. It is also his major source of income.