Joan Kenlay

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Joan Kenlay is an American lady who came into popularity because of her former partner, Robert Conrad, a late legendary actor. She was born on April 16, 1936, and is originally from Cook County, Illinois. The full name given to her at the time of birth was Marjorie Joan Kenlay.

Joan is an American national who belongs to the white ethnicity. She was born to her parents, Floyd Marion Kenlay Sr. and Marjorie Beth Kenlay with four siblings and also a half-sister named Mary Alyce Christensen.

How Rich Was Joan?

The estimated net worth of the late Joan Kenlay was around $500,000 at the time of her death. The profession and the source of Joan's income are not publicized. But it's for sure that her fortune was due to her husband Robert and the alimony received from the divorce.

Robert Conrad with Connie Stevens
Robert Conrad with his co-star Connie Stevens on Hawaiian Eye. Source: wikiwand

Moreover, her ex-husband Robert Conrad had a net worth of $10 million as Robert is a renowned actor who pursued a very successful career in acting as well as in business.

What About Social Media In Her Times?

Joan's time was the time when there were no social media. Rather than a platform for the virtual community, people at that time used to have a social debut in society by being physically present.

Nonetheless, there remains no information on how her social life used to be. And assumingly, she had to live being pretty social due to being the wife of one of the most famous actors of that time.

Joan's Marriage With Robert Conrad

Joan Kenlay got married to Robert Conrad on 27 February 1952 in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky. The wedding ceremony of Joan Kenlay and Robert Conrad was held among their close friends and family. 

Joan Kenlay and Robert Conrad
A picture of Robert Conrad with Joan Kenlay. Source: biogossip

However, it didn't fail to be the headlines of the news the next day:

"Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Kenlay of Winnetka have announced the marriage Feb. 27 of their daughter, Marjorie Joan, to Conrad Robert Hubbard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Hubbard of Wilmette. Mr. Hubbard and his bride eloped to Louisville, Ky., for the ceremony. Mr. Hubbard, who attended Northwestern University, is now in business in Chicago. His bride attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Lake Forest. They are living on the south side."

The couple was blessed with two sons and three daughters. Likewise, they named their children Joan Conrad, Shane Conrad, Christian Conrad, Christy Conrad, and Nancy Conrad.

After being married for about 25 years, the couple decided to divorce in 1977. However, only the former couple knows about the reason behind their separation. Surprisingly, they were civil during and after their divorce unlike other divorced couples, and had no bad blood.

Brief Background Of Robert Conrad

Conrad Robert Norton Falk, Robert Conrad was a famous actor known for his role in the mid-1960 series The Wild Wild West. He was born on 1 March 1935, in Chicago, Illinois and he is of Polish descent from his father's side. 

Robert Conrad
A portrait of Robert Conrad in his younger times. Source: ashroudofthoughts

Robert's parents were Leonard Henry Falk and Alice Jacqueline Hartman. At the time of Robert's birth, his parents were teenagers; his father was 17 years old and his mother was 15. Robert was named after his mother's father and his mother was the first publicity director of Mercury Records and was known as Jackie Smith.

Along with The Wild Wild West, he has made other popular appearances in the films like, “Black Sheep Squadron”, “The Last Day”, and “Adventures of Nick Carter”. Throughout his career, Robert has won many gracious awards like Golden Globe Award, People's choice award, and Western Heritage Award.

Robert's Second Marriage

After getting separated from each other, Joan stayed single. However, Robert moved on pretty quickly. After Robert's divorce from Joan, he married LaVelda lone Fann, an American actress in 1983. Their first meeting was in a pageant show where LaVelda Fann was Miss National Teenager in 1977 where she met Robert who was the MC of the show for the night. 

Robert Conrad and LaVelda Ione Fann
Robert Conrad and LaVelda Ione Fann. Source: webofbio

However, the marriage did not last for a lifetime and after being together for over a decade, the couple got divorced in 2010. Together they have three children; Chelsea Conrad, Camille Conrad, and Kaja Conrad.

Altogether, Robert is the father to eight children, five from Joan and three from LaVelda, and eighteen grandchildren.

Robert Conrad and his daughter
Robert Conrad and his daughter Chelsea Conrad. Source: dailyentertainmentnews

Robert Conrad's Fatal Car Accident 

In 2003, Robert Conrad got into a car accident and as a result, his right arm and hand were paralyzed. According to reports, he crashed his car into the other car doing himself and the other party heavy injuries. 

For this, he was charged with driving drunk and fined along with being sentenced to six months of house arrest.

Joan Died At The Age Of 62

Joan Kenlay took her last breath on January 6th, 1998, at the age of 62. However, the cause of her death remains covered. Joan died in her home in Los Angeles, California. Moreover, she passed away in the presence of her loved ones. 

The news said:

"Joan Kenlay Conrad, 63, formerly of Winnetka, died January 6, 1998 in her home in Brentwood, California. Survived by her five children and 11 grandchildren who reside in California and on Martha's Vinyard, Mass. Also survived by her sisters, Susan (R. James) Smith of Winnetka and Valerie Kenlay of Wilmette, and her brothers, Floyd Kenlay of Woodside, California, Richard Kenlay of Wilmette and Robert Kenlay of Tampa, Florida."

Death of Robert Conrad

On February 8th of 2020, there was the sad news of the passing of Robert Conrad or Conrad Robert Falk. The news said that the actor died due to heart failure. At the time of his death, the actor was 84 years old.

Robert Conrad
A portrait of Robert Conrad.Source: myrepublica

The Wild Wild West,” actor died in his home in Malibu, California. The news was not shocking due to his old age but still, his fans were left with tears as there was another loss of talent. Nevertheless, he blessed the world well with his talents before leaving.

 

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