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Margie Willett was an American celebrity wife who is known as the late wife of American actor, comedian, writer, singer, and dancer, Dick Van Dyke. Likewise, they were married for 36 years from 1948 to 1984. Added to that, she shared four children with her husband, Dick.
She was born as Marjorie Willett in the year 1927. Most of Willett's personal details, such as her exact date of birth/location, and family background is not known.
Marital Life with Husband, Dick Van
After dating for one month, Margie and the award-winning actor tied the knot 12th Feb 1948 at an intimate event. Their wedding function was held at the Chapman Park Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
The marriage ceremony of Willett and Van was funded by the radio show creator Bride and Groom. The former couple even had their honeymoon on the radio producer's ticket paid off. But later, they formally split in 1984, after 36 years of unity.
Reason Behind their Division
During the marriage, the couple had faced many relationship problems. In several interviews, the actor has claimed that he was unfaithful to his ex-wife, Margie, which led to their eventual separation.
Similarly, Willett found out the fact that her partner had an extramarital love affair with Michelle Triola in 1976. It was a good relationship that ended on 4 May 1984, causing misery to both sides.
After the divorce, Margie continued to live her life away from the spotlight, concentrating on raising her children and becoming very close to them.
Mother of Four Children
The couple had shared a total of two daughters and two sons named Carrie- Beth, Christian, Stacy and Barry Wayne (68) from their long term married life. And among four younger kids, all of them are happily married and also have their own offsprings.
So far, Margie also became a grandmother to ten grandchildren Shane, Carey, Taryn, Wes, Alex, Ava, Gracie, Jane, and Mia Van Dyke. But her one granddaughter, Jessica Van Dyke, passed away due to Reye’s syndrome.
Died Cause of Cancer
Unfortunately, Dick's first wife, Margie Willett, passed away at the age of 81 in 2008. She was reportedly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer for about a year before one year of death.
Thus the actor was profoundly affected by Willett's death. Van Dyke said on Guardian during an interview that he admitted losing a part of himself with her death.
Arlene Silver is the Second Wife of Dick Van Dyke
Following the death of Margie in 2008, Van Dyke remarried 40-year-old make-up artist Arlene Silver on February 29, 2012, at the age of 86 on Leap Day. They had their first interaction at the SAG awards in 2006 and also dated almost for about six years.
His current wife, Silver, Arlene Silver-Van Dyke, named her new hubby "the best" and "the happiest guy. As of now, the couple lives a happy marital life with no sign of divorce. But the duo is yet to welcome their own biological kids.
Margie Willett's Husband Net Worth
Margie Willett was a pure homemaker before death and a good mother to her children. And she did not seek a career of her own. She, though ex-wife of one of the most famous public figures in Hollywood, lived a modest life outside Tinseltown.
On the other hands, her partner, Dick Van Dyke is a multі-tаlеntеd Аmеrісаn TV реrѕоnаlіtу who has a net worth of $50 Million as of early 2020. Likewise, he made hіѕ 10ѕ оf mіllіоnѕ fоrtunе through his performing roles in various popular films, musicals, TV sitcoms, and dramas, as well as directing and producing work.
Movies' Box Office Collection
Born as Richard Wayne Van Dyke on the 13th December 1925, Dyke іѕ а vеrу tаlеntеd соmеdу асtоr whо hаѕ bееn арреаrіng оn media industry fоr dесаdеѕ. Ніѕ twо fіrѕt mоvіеѕ Вуе Вуе Віrdіе and Маrу Рорріnѕ wеrе vеrу ѕuссеѕѕful.
His most of mоvіеѕ grоѕѕеd mіllіоnѕ оf dоllаrѕ аt thе bох оffісе including Mary Poppins Returns earned 349.5 million against the budget of 130 million. Ніѕ еаrlу ѕеlf tіtlеd ѕhоwѕ thаt rаn оn СВЅ wеrе wаtсhеd bу mіllіоnѕ оf реорlе.
Apart from that, Dick Van Dyke has written several books, including Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths About Aging, Faith, Hope and Hilarity, The Damned and others.
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