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Who are “True Grit” Actress-Kim Darby Spouses? Is Kim Darby still Alive or Dead?

Who are “True Grit” Actress-Kim Darby Spouses? Is Kim Darby still Alive or Dead?

An American actress Kim Darby is renowned for her role as Mattie Ross in the movie, True Grit. She starred alongside Glen Campbell, Hailee Steinfeld, Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, John Wayne, and Joe Namath. The Golden Globel Award nominee, Kim married four times and was involved in several relationships. Stick with us to know more about her marriage, divorces, affairs, and many more.

Kim Darby’s Ex-Spouses

Kim Darby has married four times but neither of her marriage lasted longer than any of her spouses. On 20th March 1968, Kim got married for the first time to James Stacy. They dated for around one year before tying the wedding knot. They shared a daughter together whose name is Heather Elias. Due to some personal reasons, they filed for a divorce and parted ways in the year 1969.

After some years, Kim met her second husband, James Westmoreland with whom she fell in love. On 6th February 1970, they tied the wedding knot but for some reason, they called it off in the same year. On 14th September 2016, her late ex-husband, James died of colon cancer. Her late ex-husband, James was an American actor who is known for his role in Don’t Answer the Phone! ( 1980), The Monroes (1966) and Bronco (1958).

Kim Darby with her ex-husband, James Westmoreland
Caption: Kim Darby with her ex-husband, James Westmoreland
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American actor, as well as producer William Tennant, was Kim’s third husband. They exchanged their wedding vows in the year 1970 but separated ways a few months after the marriage. After eight years of her third marriage, Kim met her boyfriend Jack La Rue Jr who turned as her fourth husband in the years 1978. Their relationship did last long as a result they filed for a divorce and parted ways.

Past Boyfriend of Kim Darby

Kim Darby was romantically involved with some celebrities in her past days. After her divorce from her first husband, she hooked up with Pete Duel in the year 1969 but their relationship ended in the same year. In 1971, Pete killed himself by shooting in his head.

Kim Darby with her ex-boyfriend, Pete Duel
Caption: Kim Darby with her ex-boyfriend, Pete Duel
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Further, Kim dated an American actor, Bruce Davison from 1970 to 1971. She is also widely famous for her short-term relationship with John David Carson in 1973. Her ex-boyfriend, John was an American actor. In the year 1976, Kim dated her junior co-actor, Andrew Stevens. Like her all previous relationships, they separated their ways without any specific reason.

In the year 2007, Kim was rumored of being in a relationship with Johnny Crawford. He is an American actor, singer, as well as a musician who received the media limelight after portraying Mark McCain in the ABC Western series The Rifleman. They were caught holding hands together during different events. They even shared a screen in the 1960s American drama, The Restless One.

Kim Darby’s Current Relationship Status

Kim Darby is currently living a single life. She chose to remain single, and happy, and not be searching for anyone as her husband or boyfriend.

Kim Darby’s Daughter

Kim Darby has given birth to a daughter, Heather Elinas with her first husband, James. They gave birth to their daughter in the year 1968. She says she loves to spend a lot of time with her daughter. Kim does not share much information about her daughter with the media, she prefers to keep it secret. When Heather was just born, Kim mentioned her daughter by saying:

“My baby is the only companion I want now. I don’t make friends easily, and I don’t feel like acquiring any new friends. I don’t want to go to parties or socialize in any way. If people think I’m stand-offish let them think that. I don’t care.”

Kim Darby with her first husband, James Stacy
Caption: Kim Darby with her first husband, James (Photo: Pinterest)

Quick Facts about Kim Darby

  • Kim Darby was born Deborah Zerby on 8th July 1947, in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America.
  • She is at the age of 75 and her horoscope is Cancer.
  • Her father’s name is Jon Deby while her mother’s name is Inga Wire. Both of her parents were professional dancers.
  • Kim holds an American nationality while she belongs to white ethnical background.
  • She completed her high school education at Van Nuys High School, in Los Angeles, California.
  • Kim stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches with a body weight of 56kg.
  • She has beautiful pair of brown eyes with brown hair color.

FAQ of Kim Darby

Why did Kim Darby stop acting?

Kim stop acting because she had a dependency on amphetamines. She stopped acting after 1970 and she walked out of the set of True Grit.

What are the names of Kim Darby’s parents?

Kim Darby’s father’s name is Jon Deby while her mother’s name is Inga Wire.

Where does Kim Darby live now?

Currently, Kim lives in Studio City, California, United States.