Who Is Dick Van Dyke ex-wife, Margie Willett?

Margie Willett with Dick Van Dyke
American actor Dick Van Dyke pictured with his wife Margie Willett in London in 1964. (Photo by Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)

Margie Willett was an American Celebrity and the ex-wife of legendary American actor Dick Van Dyke.

Now, Dick Van Dyke is still active in the entertainment industry and it looks like he would not stop until he died but sadly, Margie Willett has died already in 2008.

She was born in 1927 in Illinois, the USA where she spent her childhood days further to this we don’t have any information about her siblings, early life, or families and education.

Margie and Van Dyke dated for approximately more than one month. After that, they got married in 1948, at that time they were broke and they were not even able to make their wedding awesome.

Their marriage cost and honeymoon cost were all sponsored by a radio program called Bride Groom. Later, the couple was blessed with four children named Christian, Stacy, Barry, and Carrie.

Rags to Rich

Now, Van Dyke is wealthy and popular all over the world. After their marriage, they struggled a lot in their young days.

They lived in cars for a long time because there was no private house to live for them before Dick Van Dyke career kicked off.

With no money and being young, they both get addicted to bad habits. She was addicted to drugs and her husband was an alcohol addict. They also lived for some time in the re-habitation center as well.

After more than a decade of struggle Dick Van Dyke started his own show named “The Dick Van Dyke Show“, it ran for more than 5 years. This show kicked his career to a new height after that he got the chance to work in many numerous films and TV series “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” from 1968.

Dyke has won more than multiple awards, including five Emmy Awards, Tony awards, and many more.

They Got Married on a Radio Show

Talking with The Guardian in 2016, the couple told that they were poor to get married and they didn’t have any money for their marriage party as well.

But luckily the radio program named Bride and Groom changed their life forever and as per some reports, it was found that this program has helped more than 1,000 couples to get married till now.

With over more than 15 million people from all over the USA listening to their marriage experience made them famous quickly and in exchange to participate in this program it was found that the show paid their whole honeymoon costs.

Willett Was Not Happy with her husband Career


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When Van Dyke career began to explode and he was getting more attention and popularity from all over the world which made his relationship life begin to bounce up and down.

Talking with The Guardian, he clearly said that how Margie was feeling due to his career and no care towards her since he was a very busy guy.

Dick cheated on Margie

They both lived their life together for a long time, this couple is a pure inspiration for them who are in a broke phase. This couple worked hard together for a long time but didn’t leave each other support.

Living together for a long time this couple gets divorced in 1984. After her divorce, she never got married to any person and she lives a private life without getting attention from the media.

Her son, Barry Van Dyke is following in his father’s footsteps and now he is a popular actor.

After divorce, Dick Van Dyke is now married to younger make-up artist Arlene Silver who is very young compared to her husband and she is famous for her mind-blowing makeup works.

Margie Willet was diagnosed with cancer in 2007 and passed away in 2008, just a year after she knows she had cancer.

Margie’s death affected Dick

Dick was very upset after hearing about his ex-wife’s death he used to love her very much since, both of them were together from their struggle days.

Van said that he was mentally and psychically traumatized when he learned about her death but the situation got worse when one year later of Margie’s death Van Dick another wife Michelle Triola died.


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Now he is married to an actor Arlene Silver who is not just an actor but also a makeup artist and she is about 46 years younger than him.

Her Net Worth


We don’t have any income information related to Margie Willet. But we do know that her ex-husband has a net worth of $50 Million. And he makes a very big sum of money from the movies and episodes.

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