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Margie Willett- First Wife of Dick Van Dyke- Know Her Bio, Wiki, Married, Death, Family, Quick Facts.

Crix Published On Wed Jun 13 2018   Modified On Wed Dec 19 2018
Margie Willett- First Wife of Dick Van Dyke- Know Her Bio, Wiki, Married, Death, Family, Quick Facts.

Facts of Margie Willett

Full NameMargie Willett
Birth NameMargie Willett
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite American
Birth CityDanville, Illinois
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseDick Van Dyke
Relation WithDick Van Dyke
ReligionChristainity

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    Relationship Statistics of Margie Willett

    What is Margie Willett marital status ?Married
    Who is Margie Willett married with?Dick Van Dyke

    Margie Willet is well-known among the public as the ex-wife of iconic American actor, producer, writer, singer, and producer Dick Van Dyke. She has no any fondness for Hollywood. The couple were married for 36 years and were blessed with four children. Due to some relationship conflict, the couple could not hold their relationship so far and broke apart. They lived separately for eight years before their divorce was finalized. In 2008, at the age of 81 years old Margie Willet died as she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Continue reading this article to know in detail about Margie Willet.

    Margie Willet’s Biography

    Margie Willet was born in 1927 in Danville, U.S.A. She holds the American nationality and belongs to White American ethnicity. She met her husband, Van Dyke in Danville, the same place where she grew up. The couple met each other in 1947 and started dating each other.

    After dating each other for just a month, the couple was engaged. Afterward, the duo moved to Los Angeles where they tied the knot.

    Margie was pretty uptight in sharing her details to the outer world including media and public. Although she was married to one of the most prominent personalities of Hollywood, she has still managed to keep it secret from her fans and paparazzi.

    Margie Willet’s Body Statistics

    Margie Willet who is no more with us was a charming lady with fair skin, blue eye color, and brown hair color. However, we are unknown about her body measurements.

    Margie Willett’s Relationship History

    The beautiful lady, Margie Willet was happily married to Dick Van Dyke. The duo dated for just a month and was engaged. Afterward, they moved to Los Angeles and tied the knot in 1948. The couple was suffering from addiction at the time of their marriage. Margie was addicted to drugs whereas, Van Dyke was addicted to alcohol. Both of them sought treatment for the addictions at the same rehabilitation center.

    Later her husband, Van Dyke feel in love with his agent secretary Michelle Triola. Their relation was kept secret until Van himself clear about the affair. This created a vast difference between the couple which resulted in their divorce.

    American actor Dick Van Dyke pictured with his wife Margie Willett
    American actor Dick Van Dyke pictured with his wife Margie Willett

    After the divorce, Van Dyke moved on with his partner Michelle Triola but remained unmarried. Their relationship lasted for 30 years. Later on, in 2009, Michelle died of lung cancer. The actor also stayed single for a while before he again found a love of his life named Arlene SilverArlene is one of the youngest makeup artists in Hollywood. Arlene was just 40 years old, and Van Dyke was 86 years old at the time of their marriage.

    Margie Willett’s Family

    Margie and Dick Van were blessed with four children. They are Barry Van DykeCarrie Beth Van DykeStacy Van Dyke, and Christian Van Dyke. Earlier in their marriage, Willet lost twins due to miscarriage. The couple also has a total of ten grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    American actor Dick Van Dyke pictured with his wife Margie Willett and children
    American actor Dick Van Dyke pictured with his wife Margie Willett and children

    Willet’s son named Barry Van Dyke is also an actor, just like his father, Dick Van. He followed his father footsteps to pursue his career in the field of acting.

    Margie Willett’s Death

    As we all know that Margie was married to Dick Van Dyke. So after marriage, she got addicted to drugs. Due to which later on, she was sent to the rehabilitation center. In 2005, Margie Willet was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the age of 81. So, after suffering for a year, she passed away on November 24, 2006.

    Margie Willett Burns (1913-2006)
    Margie Willett Burns (1913-2006)

    Although Margie and Van Dyke were already separated, Van said that her death was heartbreaking for him.

    Margie Willet’s Interesting Facts

    • Margie Willet and Dick Van Dyke wedded during a live broadcast of the radio show Bride and Groom. The couple could not turn down the offer when the producer of the radio show offered to pay for their wedding.
    • The radio producer also funded Their honeymoon trip.
    • After the wedding, Margie Willet had to live in a car for a while as van Dyke could not afford the home.
    • Margie Willet was never interested in Hollywood. Although she was married to a famous star of Hollywood, she still didn’t fancy it.