Margie Willett was an American actress best known for being the wife of Hollywood legend Dick Van Dyke. She was born in 1927 and got deceased in the year of 2008 due to cancer.


Personal life and Relationship

Margie Willett was born in Danville, Illinois, in the United States in 1927 Marjorie Willett. She didn’t reveal anything about her upbringing, including her exact birth date and place, as well as the names and occupations of her parents and whether she had any siblings. She has never revealed which schools she attended or if she attended university.


Margie Willett
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Full NameMargie Willett
Date of Birth1927
Birth PlaceDanville, Illinois, in the United States
Age81 years
Father's NameN/A
Mother's NameN/A
Body Measurement36-31-34 inches
Height5 feet 6 inches. 168 cm. 1.68 m.
WeightKilograms: 55 Kg. Pounds: 123 lbs.
Hair ColorBrown
Eyes ColorBlue
Relationship StatusDivorced
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Dick Van Dyke
ChildrenChristian Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke, Carrie Beth Van Dyke and Stacy Van Dyke
Net worth$30 million


Relation with Van Dyke

Margie Willett met Van Dyke in Illinois, where she grew up. Margie Willett and Dick wanted a long-term friendship before they decided to marry. The couple married in February 1948, about a year after her husband’s comedy career began. Life was complicated for those who were attempting to survive at the time. Surprisingly, they were unable to hold their wedding until the manufacturer of the air app bride-groom promised to cover the costs if they agreed to marry on the live television program. The proposition was tempting at the time, as the pair decided to take control of their marriage during the series. As a result, their honeymoon was also funded by the producer.


Barry Van Dyke, Carrie Letter Van Dyke, Stacy Van Dyke, and Christian Van Dyke were her four children with Van Dyke. She had a miscarriage and lost twins within the first years of their marriage. She stayed away from the media and the spotlight so that her children could grow up in a conventional setting.

Van Dyke began an adulterous liaison with his agent’s assistant, Michelle Triola, which caused turbulence in their marriage. They kept their affair a secret until Van Dyke became overwhelmed with guilt and admitted everything to his wife in 1976. Triola got sued by her ex-live-in boyfriend and actor Lee Marvin, and he paid her a six-figure sum. Margie Tattler and Dick Van Dyke’s marital status deteriorated due to this, and the pair called off their wedding on April 4, 1984.


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She never got married after her divorce and vanished from the public eye. Barry Van Dyke, her son, followed in his father’s footsteps and became an actress. Dick Van Dyke married Triola after his divorce, and when she died in 2009, he remarried Arlene Silver, a much younger make-up artist.

Tattler Van Dyke had five grandchildren: Shane, Carey, Taryn, Wes, and Jessica Van Dyke, as well as five great-grandchildren: Alex, Ava, Gracie, Jane, and Mia Van Dyke.


About her Death

Margie Willett lived a long and fruitful life. Despite being married to a powerful Hollywood actor, the excellent young lady managed to keep a low profile. If her partner, Dick Van Dyke, reveled in the glamour of the spotlight, Margie, on the other hand, guarded herself and her children from got engulfed in the paparazzi lifestyle.

Margie Willett got diagnosed with carcinoma in 2007, and after a year of battling the disease, she passed away in 2008 at the age of 81. She left her four children, as well as ten grandchildren and great-grandchildren, after her death.

Even though it had been a long time since she had singled against Dick, he admitted that her death had had a profound impact on him. Although it is often said that true love never dies, Margie Willett would be gone, but her legacy would live on in the hearts of her children and loved ones.


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Net Worth

Margie was living a high life when dating the well-known star. The couple lived a high life with their four daughters, and her husband had a net worth of $30 million. According to sources, she gave a portion of it to Margie as a service payment.



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