Lois Clarke is an American celebrity wife who gained fame as the longterm partner of late American actor, producer, and voice artist, James Garner. He is best known for his roles including Jim Rockford in the 1970s private detective show, The Rockford Files, and Bret Maverick in the 1950s western series Maverick.
Lois Josephine Fleischman Clarke was born in 1927 in Los Angeles California United States. She holds American citizenship and her ethnicity is white. Further, there is no information regarding her family background to the media.
Were Married After Dating For Two Weeks
Lois met James at the party in the 1956 Democratic presidential rally after first meeting at a mutual friend’s barbeque days. Then the two started went out on dates together for about 13 nights.
More Interestingly, on 17 August 1956, just after two weeks of love romance, the lovebirds tied the wedding knot. Their ceremony was held in the courthouse in Beverly Hills, despite the disapproval of the groom's family. The newlyweds spent $77 for their honeymoon.
But unfortunately, they went through tough times like most relationships, including a long separation. The couple split for three months after hitting their 14-year mark together in 1970 and separated for 18 months again after nine years.
It was during that separation that Garner starred in “The Rockford Files” that caused a stir after rumors emerged he was dating Lauren Bacall. But James denied the rumors that he was not ultimately in a fallout with his wife. Clarke and her spouse reconciled later in 1981 and remained married until James died in 2014. He left the planet after being together with Lois for more than 57 years.
How Many Children Lois and James Had?
From their marital relationship, the couple had only one biological daughter Gigi Garner. After two years of marriage of Clark and Garner, she was born in Santa Monica, California in the year 1985.
In addition, Lois has one daughter Kimberly from her first marriage. And after they were married, James adopted her. But she has not shared any sort of information about her previous husband's details to the public.
How Rich is Lois Clarke?
By her profession, Lois Clarke would have achieved a big fortune. But, her actual profession has not yet been revealed, so finding her worthwhile figure is very difficult just like Cicely Johnston and Mickey Middleton. As we all know, she came to fame after marrying an late actor, James Garner.
When it comes to her husband, James' net value, it was estimated to be $20 million during his death time. He collected that amount from his successful professional career as a actor, producer, and voice artist which spanned more than four decades. Lois inherited her husband's properties after his death.
Her Husband, James Dies in 2014
The Hollywood actor James Scott Bumgarner who was born on April 7, 1928 is no more on this planet. He left the world on Sunday on July 19, 2014 at the age of 86 in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States.
James died of 'a heart attack caused by coronary artery disease. He 'd been in poor health conditions since 2008.
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