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Is Marge Cooney still Alive? Bio, Net Worth, Ex-Husband

Is Marge Cooney still Alive? Bio, Net Worth, Ex-Husband

Facts of Marge Cooney

Full Name: Marge Cooney
Death Date: February 18, 2018
Gender: Female
Country: United States
DivorcePhil Donahue
Eye ColorGrey
Hair ColorWhite
Birth PlaceWest Orange, Margie
KidsMichael, Kevin, Daniel, Mary Rose,James Donahue
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No show-biz personality, Marge Cooney is a searching name in the entertainment world. Cooney got media attention and was the ex-wife of an American media personality, writer, and film producer, Phil Donahue.

What is the Nationality of Marge Cooney?

Marge Cooney was born in West Orange, Margie, and lived in Chatham, NJ, and Boca Raton, FL for 30 years. And she was a summer resident of Sea Girt for 57 years. She held American nationality and belonged to a white ethnical background. Similarly, she follows the Christianity religion.

Is Marge Cooney Still Alive? (Death)

No, Marge Cooney died on Friday, February 2, 2018, at Brandywine at Wall. She was surrounded by her children and extended family. 

She was also a parishioner of St. Mark’s Church, Sea Girt. Besides, she was a long-time member of the Spring Lake Golf Club. Also, she was a member and community volunteer with St. Joan of Arc Church in Boca Raton, FL.

What happened to Marge Cooney?

Marge Cooney died on Friday, February 2, 2018, at Brandywine at Wall.

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Caption: Marge Cooney with her Ex-Husband, Phil Donahue

Married & Divorce of Marge Cooney with Phil Donahue

Marge Cooney was a divorced woman. But the former couple’s love story started when she met Phil. The duo was college sweethearts. They introduced themselves for the first time at Notre Dame, while Marge was studying at Marquette University. Soon after that, the pair began to share quality time in a relationship.

After graduation in 1957, Marge engaged with Phil. After a year of their engagement, Marge exchanged the wedding vows with her husband Phil Donahue on February 1, 1958, in a close ceremony in the presence of their close friends, family, and relatives.

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Caption: Marge Cooney’s Ex-Husband with his second wife (Photo: Bdbphotos)

The couple became parents of 4 kids from their married life. They are Michael Donahue born in 1959, Kevin Donahue born in 1960, James Donahue born in 1963, and one daughter, Mary Rose Donahue born in 1965.  They stayed together for 16 years as husband and wife. Marge divorce Phil in the year 1975. After divorce, she moved to Albuquerque, the largest city in New Mexico while Donahue took custody of their four sons.

What’s Her Ex-Husband’s Net Worth as of 2022?

Marge Cooney just grabbed the media attention as the celebrity wife. But details on her professional life missing so we can’t determine her actual net worth. But Marge’s ex-husband Phil Donahue has an estimated net worth of $150 million dollars as of 2022. Also, he is earning an annual salary of $20 million dollars.

Phil Donahue Married to That Girl’s Actress After Marge

Media Personality, Phil Donahue is married to an American actress,  Marlo Thomas. They tied the knot on 21 May 1980 and resided in Manhattan, USA. On 15, May 2020, Thomas shared 40 years of her marriage anniversary posting a caked photo on her official Instagram account with her husband, Phil.

She captioned: 

#TBT to this special moment! What’s a wedding without a cake? I remember it like it was yesterday. To think that in one week we celebrate 40 years of marriage – Wow! Time flies when you are with the person you love! .

Marlo Thomas
Caption: Marlo Thomas with her husband, Phil Donahue (Photo: Instagram)

Except for her relationship with Phil Donahue, she has had four relationships. Respectively, the beautiful actress, Marlo Thomas has been in relationships with David Geffen (1996), Herb Gardner (1971), Ron DeBlasio, and Henry Kissinger.

Due to her late father’s favorite cause, the talented actress has been active in charity work at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, Which was founded in 1962 by her father.

Who is Her Ex-Husband?

Marge Cooney’s ex-husband is an American TV host and the creator of ‘The Phil Donahue Show.’ This show is also one of the first talk shows where the audience participates. Besides, he is also a writer and film producer as well. He was among the top 50 TV Guides 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time for his talk show since 1996.

He was born on 21 December 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Regarding his education, he graduated from St. Edward High School in Cleveland. Later, he graduated from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1957.

Her Ex-Husband Career

  • Her ex-husband started his career as a production assistant on KYW radio and WKYC-TV.
  • Right after his graduation from college, he worked as a program director for WABJ radio in Adrian, Michigan.
  • But then he became a stringer for CBS Morning News.
  •  Later he worked as an anchor at WHIO-TV in Dayton, Ohio. After that, he hosted a talk show named Conversation Piece.
  • He entertained the show from 1963 to 1967 on WHIO radio. 
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Caption: Marge Cooney’s ex-husband (Source: Pinterest)
  • Moreover, he had done several interviews such as ‘Jimmy Hoffa’ ‘Billie Sol Estes’ ‘John F. Kennedy’ and ‘Johnny Carson’.
  • Also, he interviewed heavyweight boxing champions, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.
  • However, he left WHIO-TV in the year 1967 on the 6th of November.
  • After that, he worked as the host of a new television program, Phil Donahue Show on WLWD.
  • From January 1970, the show was broadcasted by multiple television stations and radio stations.
  • The show went to Chicago in the year 1974. Later in 1984, the show went to New York City.
  • He was awarded 20 Emmy Awards for his broadcasting career.
  • He received 10 awards for Outstanding Talk Show Host.
  • Also, he received an award for hosting the show, The Phil Donahue Show.
  • In the year 1980, he won the prestigious Peabody Award.
  • Besides, he was drafted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame on November 20, 1993.

FAQ of Marge Cooney

What was the nationality of Marge Cooney?

Marge Cooney had American citizenship as a nationality.

What are the names of Marge Cooney’s children?

Marge Cooney’s children’s names are Mary Rose Donahue, Daniel Donahue, Michael Donahue, Kevin Donahue, and Jim Donahue.

What was Marge Cooney famous for?

Marge Cooney was famous as the ex-wife of an American media personality, writer, and film producer, Phil Donahue.