Margie Willett Biography
(Dick Van Dyke's Ex-Wife)
Born In: Danville, Illinois United States
Margie Willett was an American celebrity best-known for being the ex-wife of legendary American actor Dick Van Dyke. She grew up in Illinois where she met Van Dyke and they dated for approximately one month before getting engaged. In 1948, the couple tied the knot in Los Angeles. It was way before Van Dyke achieved fame and riches and they didn’t even have money for their wedding. Their marriage and honeymoon were sponsored by a generous radio producer on whose show they agreed to marry. Life was really tough for the newlyweds as they both were struggling to survive before her husband shot to fame. At one point they suffered from addiction for which they sought treatment from the same rehabilitation center. Margie Willet was not very fond of showbiz and preferred to keep herself away from the limelight. After welcoming four children, their more than three and a half decades long marriage ended, in 1984. The reason for their divorce was Van Dyke’s infidelity. After divorce she never remarried and died in 2008 due to pancreatic cancer.