Ron Leavitt

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Television writer and producer (1947)
Thu Oct 03 2019
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Ron Leavitt was an American producer and television writer. He was one of the creators of the American television show Married... with children alongside Michael G. Moye which was the second longest-lasting sitcom on the Fox network.

Ronald Leavitt was born on 7th November 1947 and died on February 10, 2008. He was raised by Jewish parents in the city of Brooklyn. He holds American Nationality and his birth sign is Scorpio.

Married to Sharyn Leavitt

Ron Leavitt married Sharyn Leavitt after they met on the set of Married... with Children. The couple shares two children. His former wife was born on 15th April 1949 in Queens, New York, USA. 

Her birth name was Sharyn Lane and she changes her surname after marrying Ron Leavitt. Sharyn was a well-known actress who has starred in Sordid Lives, Married... with Children, and LA Law.

The detailed information regarding Lane and Leavitt's marriage is unclear. Their wedding date, birth is also missing. It is reported that Sharyn and Ron stayed in a marital relationship for few years and got divorced. The reason behind their separation is also a mystery for everyone. 

Blessed With Two children

Ron has two children from his first marriage. His son's name is Matt Leavitt and his daughter's name is Samantha Leavitt

Ron Leavitt's daughter, Samantha, and son in law, Jason Goldstein
Photo: Ron Leavitt's daughter, Samantha Leavitt, and son in law, Jason Goldstein
Source: NY Times

Samantha, who was born Samantha Jill Leavitt is an actress by profession best known for the TV show, Unhappily Ever After starring Tony Rader and Arthur Silver and Married... with Children. She married Jason Scott Goldstein on June 9, 2012. Currently, she working as a consultant and event planner.

Engaged with actress, model Jessica Hahn

Ron and an American actress, model, Jessica Hahn met each other at the beginning of 1991 in the set of Married... with Children. In that period, Ron was a divorced man while Jessica on the other hand just gets breakup with the comedian Sam Kinison.

After meeting for the first time, Hahn and Leavitt shared a good bond and soon began their romantic affair. Following several months of dating the duo got engaged. The pair lived merrily for 17 years without any children. 

Ron Leavitt was engaged to an American model, actress, Jessica Hahn from 1991 until his death on February 10, 2008.
Snap: Ron Leavitt was engaged to an American model, actress, Jessica Hahn from 1991 until his death on February 10, 2008.
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Everything was going fine. However, Ron's tragic separation on February 10, 2008, shattered the happiness of the lovely pair. Leavitt passed away in Sherman Oaks, California due to Lung Cancer, at the age of 60. Furthermore, Ron's first wife, Sharyn also died because of pancreatic cancer on March 7, 2005.

Career success

From 1970 Ron began his television career writing episodes for the comedies Happy Days, The Bad News Bears, Bustin' Loose, and Laverne and Shirley. He started writing and producing The Jeffersons in early 1980 for which he received a second NAACP award and People's Choice Award

Ron Leavitt acting in the show Married with Children
Image: Ron Leavitt acting in the show Married with Children
Source: Married with children wiki

He also co-created and executive produced the Jason Bateman sitcom It's Your Move and co-wrote the pilot for Silver Spoons. His massive turning came after co-creating Married... with Children in 1987 with Michael G. Moye on the Fox network. Married... with children lead him to gain seven Emmy nominations and an equal number of Golden Globe nominations, including Best TV Series.

Net worth in Millions

Ron Leavitt had a net worth of $10 Million at the time of his death. Being a popular person in the show business he surely used to earn a decent sum of remuneration. 

Leavitt's massive hit show Married... with children surely led him to earn a good amount of money. His co-creator Michael G. Moye has a net worth of $65 million equal to the net worth of Charlie Austin Cryer's father Jon.

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