Margie Willett was married with Dick Van Dyke who was honored with the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2013, the Kennedy Center Honors in 2021, and was recognized as a Disney Legend. Couple tied knot in 1948 and divorced in 1984.
Who Was Margie Willett?
Margie Willett was born in 1927 and died in 2008. Her ex-husband, Dick Van Dyke’s legacy extends far beyond his iconic role as Bert in the Disney classic Mary Poppins. She has welcomed four children, Christian, Barry, Stacy and Carrie Beth, with ex-husband Dick Van Dyke, to whom she was married for 36 years.
Margie Willett and Dick Van Dyke Marriage
On February 12, 1948, while appearing at the Chapman Park Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, Dick Van Dyke and the former Margerie Willett were married on the radio show Bride and Groom. They divorced in 1984 after a long separation.
Van Dyke began his relationship with longtime companion Michelle Triola Marvin, in 1976. They lived together for more than 30 years, until her death in 2009.
On February 29, 2012, at the age of 86, Van Dyke married 40-year-old make-up artist Arlene Silver. They had met six years earlier at the SAG awards. Van Dyke featured his grandchildren and kids in his TV projects.
The lasting television series Diagnosis: Murder featured appearances from son Barry Van Dyke, grandsons Shane and Carey Van Dyke as well as other Van Dyke grandchildren and family members.
Margie Willett Wiki
|West Plains, Missouri, U.S.
|Barry Van Dyke,
Stacy Van Dyke,
Carrie Beth Van Dyke,
Christian Van Dyke
|Shane Van Dyke,
Carey Van Dyke,
Jessica Van Dyke
Taryn Van Dyke,
Wes Van Dyke
|Ava Van Dyke,
Jane Van Dyke,
Mia Van Dyke,
Gracie Van Dyke,
Alex Van Dyke
|Dick Van Dyke (m. 1948–1984)
Margie Willett Grandchildren
Margie Willett’s grandchildren are Shane Van Dyke, Carey Van Dyke, Taryn Van Dyke, Wes Van Dyke and Jessica Van Dyke. His great grandchildren are Ava Van Dyke, Gracie Van Dyke, Jane Van Dyke, Mia Van Dyke and Alex Van Dyke.
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Lesser Known Facts About Margie Willett
- Margie Willett’s ex-husband, Dick Van Dyke continued to teach Sunday school in the Presbyterian Church.
- He endorsed Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic Party presidential primaries.
- Van Dyke is sober after struggling with alcoholism for years.
- Van Dyke received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, in 2013.