Margie Willett-Wiki, Net Worth, Grandchildren, Age, Weight, Bio, Education, Height, Career, Nationality, Husband, Kids

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Who is Margie Willet?

Margie Willett was a well-known celebrity who died at 81 due to pancreatic cancer. Best known as iconic American actor Dick Van Dyke’s ex-wife, their marriage story is quite interesting.

Before her ex-husband became famous, life was extremely difficult for the newlyweds, as they both struggled to make ends meet. They both worked with addiction at one point and sought treatment at the same rehab facility. Margie Willet was not a show business fan and liked to stay out of the spotlight. So, there are not many images seen of her in the media.

Celebrity NameMargie Willett
Popular ForAs the Ex-wife of Dick Van Dyke
Estimated Net WorthNA

Birthday and Zodiac

AgeDied at 81 years old
Birth Date1947
Birth SignNA
Birth PlaceDanville, Illinois



Physical Stats

Body MeasurementNA
Body TypeNA
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack

Family and relatives

Spouse Dick Van Dyke (m. 1948–1984)
Grandchildren  Taryn Van Dyke, Carey Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke, Wes Van Dyke, Jessica Van Dyke 
ChildrenCarrie Beth Van Dyke, Christian Van Dyke, Stacy Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke 
Social MediaNA

Childhood and Early Life

Margie Willett was born in Danville, Illinois, in the United States in 1927 Marjorie Willett. She grew up in Illinois and met Van Dyke there. Likewise, she has been a tranquil person since a young age. So, little information about her parents, siblings, schooling, or personal life is available. There is no information as to when she used to celebrate her birthday except her birth year.

Professional Career

There is no information about Margie’s professional career. But her husband began his career as a radio DJ in the late 1940s and later created the comedy team Eric and Van- the Merry Mutes with Phil Erickson. They travelled the west coast, playing in nightclubs until Dick made his Broadway debut in “The Girls Against the Boys” and appeared in “Bye Bye Birdie” ten years later. Dick rose to fame in the 1960s, owing to his television show, “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” which aired from 1961 to 1966. Rob Petrie was a comedy writer who wrote over 120 episodes of the critically acclaimed program that catapulted him. Dick has been a household name in the comedy genre since then.

Relationship Status

In 1947, Margie Willett met Dick Van Dyke in Danville, Illinois, where she grew up. It was long before Van Dyke became wealthy and well-known. Margie and Dick Van Dyke got engaged after dating and relocated to Los Angeles to marry. The pair married on February 12, 1948, during a live broadcast of the radio show ‘Bride and Groom,’ sponsored by the show’s producer. They were too financially poor to even pay for their wedding, so they accepted when the show producer offered to pay for their wedding provided they agreed to marry on his program. The same gracious producer also paid for their honeymoon. There are no pictures available about their marriage, though.

Margie Willet and Dick Van Dyke’s marriage was strained due to his adultery, and the pair divorced on May 4, 1984. She never remarried after her divorce and vanished from the spotlight. Later, she died at the age of 81 years. The cause of Margie’s death was pancreatic cancer.

Net Worth

There is no information about Margie’s net worth before and after her death. However, her ex-husband has contributed significantly to television, cinema, and theatre and earned much money. Dick’s net worth is as high as $50 million.

Social Media

Because she is no longer in this world, she is not on social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Even before her death, she used to live a quiet life without using any sites. She has no Wiki page to her name because she was not famous.


  • Margie Willett died of pancreatic cancer in 2008 when she was 81.
  • Barry Van Dyke, Carrie Beth Van Dyke, Stacy Van Dyke, and Christian Van Dyke were her four children with Van Dyke.
  • Margie and her ex-husband couldn’t afford a house, so they had to live in their vehicle until Van Dyke’s well-known career began.
  • Barry Van Dyke, her son, followed his father’s footsteps and became a director and actor.
  • She was addicted to pharmaceutical medicines before in her life.


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