Anita Frances Livingston: Harry Connick Sr’s First Wife and Harry Jr’s Mom

Anita Frances Livingston is the mother of Harry Connick Jr. and first wife of Harry Connick Sr.. She was of Jewish religion. Her parents had emigrated from Minsk and Vienna, respectively. She died in July 1981 and her ex-husband, Harry Connick Sr passed away on January 24, 2024, at the age of 97.

Anita and Harry Connick Sr. First Met

Harry Connick Sr. joined the Navy in the Pacific during WWII after high school. He earned a business administration degree from Loyola University New Orleans after the war. After joining the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a civilian, he met his future wife, Anita Livingston, a lawyer and judge and proficient flute player.

She was one of the first female judges in the city of New Orleans. They married in Tunisia, and spent time in Casablanca, where Connick Sr. contracted tuberculosis. They were sent back to the United States and eventually ended up in New Orleans again.

When Harry and Anita Connick returned to New Orleans, they opened a record store. Ultimately they owned two stores while simultaneously pursuing law degrees, one working in the store while the other was at school.

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Her son, Harry Connick Jr. often wrote about his mother on Instagram. On May 22, 2023, he wrote ‘happy birthday to my mom… she’s been gone a long time, but i still feel her near me like she was in this photo – right over my shoulder, taking care of me… i love you, mom ❤️ #happybirthday’

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Anita Frances Livingston and Harry Connick Sr raised their two children, Suzanna and Harry, Jr., in the Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans. Harry Connick Jr. is a musician, actor, and television show host. Anita died of ovarian cancer in July 1981.

Her son, Harry Connick Jr. is married with former Victoria’s Secret model Jill Goodacre, who is originally from Texas, at the St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans. She is the daughter of sculptor Glenna Goodacre. Anita has three granddaughters named, Georgia Tatum (born 1996), Sarah Kate (born 1997), and Charlotte (born 2002).

Anita Frances Livingston Age

Anita Frances Livingston was born on 22 May 1926. She was 55 years old, at the time of her death. She died in 1981. Harry Connick Sr did not seek re-election and was inducted into the Louisiana Political Museum and Hall of Fame in Winnfield, in 2003.

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Harry Connick Sr Second Wife

After divorcing Anita Frances Livingston, Harry Connick Sr. tied knot with Londa Jean Matherne on March 25, 1995, in County Tipperary, Ireland.

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