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Patty Duke’s Ex-Husband Michael Tell Biography; His Biological Son

Patty Duke’s Ex-Husband Michael Tell Biography; His Biological Son

Facts of Michael Michael

Full Name: Michael Michael
Gender: Male
Profession: Rock Promoter
Country: United States
Net Worth$1 Million
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Many celebrities in the world have become famous for their profession. By profession, Michael Tell is an American rock promoter, publisher, writer, and biological father of a popular actor, Sean but he is widely known after getting married to Patty Duke. She was a late American actress, singer, and author as well.

Patty’s first big break came from her Academy Award for Best Actress performance for portraying the role of Helen Keller in ‘The Miracle Worker’ directed by Arthur Penn.

Early Life of Michael Tell

In the United States, Michael Tell was born but his actual birth date is missing. Michael holds an American nationality and belongs to a white ethnical background. Similarly, he follows the Christianity religion.

Tell’s Marrie Patty Duke after Dating 25 Days

Michael Tell is a married man. Michael Tell married an American actress Patty Duke on 26th June 1970. Tell and Duke dated for 25 days after getting together in Jun 1970. Formerly, Patty was married to Television director, Harry Falk from 26th Nov 1965 to Mar 1970. Before marrying Falk, she was previously married to Michael Pearce (1986 – 2016), and John Astin (1972 – 1985).

Michael Tell
Caption: Rock Promoter, Michael Tell With Wife (Whosdatedwho)

The reason behind Patty marrying Michael was in order to “give (her child) a name”. Unfortunately, their marriage lasted for just 13 days. Therefore, on 9th July 1970, Patty and Michael were separated. However, the husband and wife didn’t divorce but they ended their relationship in an annulment. The Legendary actress gave birth to their son Sean Astin on 25th February 1971. Sean, who is an American actor, voice actor, director, and producer as well.

Sean Astin
Caption: Michael Tell’s Son, Sean Astin

Michael’s Ex-Wife Patty Revealed Truth on Her Autobiography

In 1990, Patty wrote an autobiography that was made into a TV movie. There Patty played herself and also served as co-producer. Patty mentioned some reason in her autobiography that the wedding with Michael never consummated. She disclosed that the real father of her son Sean is John Austin. In addition, Patty always believed that the biological father of Sean is Arnaz.

Patty Duke
Caption: Duke and her son Sean at the 2004 Capitol Hill Spotlight Award in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Country living)

In 1994, Sean underwent biological testing for identifying his actual parents. However, the report showed that his actual father was Michael Tell. Hence, at the age of 69 Michael’s ex-wife Patty died in 2016, in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. It was reported that her representative revealed that Patty died of sepsis from a ruptured intestine.

Tell Ex-Wife Patty Married Four Times

Tell ex-wife Patty Duke was married four times in her lifetime. Patty was first married to director, Harry Falk in 1965. Patty’s first husband was 13 years older than her. They divorced in 1969 just four years after their nuptials. Patty tied the knot with Michael Tell which ended just 13 days after. She started dating actor John Astin whom she married in 1972 following the unsuccessful second marriage.

In the year 1973, they gave birth to a son actor Mackenzie Astin. Then they ended their marriage 13 years later in 1985. Her fourth marriage was with a drill sergeant, Michael Pearce. Patty and Michael married in 1986 and remained together as husband and wife until her death in 2016. They didn’t give birth to any child, however, they adopted a son, Kevin who was born in 1988.

What is the Net Worth of Michael Tell as of 2022?

Michael Tell has an accumulated net worth of around $1 Million as of 2022. He earns a bankable sum of money from his professional career as a rock promoter. On average, Tell can earn a salary of around $100-150 thousand.

On another side, Michael’s late ex-wife Patty Duke had a net worth of $10 million at the time of her death.

A Career as a Rock Promoter

  • Michael Tell is neither an actor nor a popular name in the entertainment industry.
  • As a professional, he is a rock promoter, publisher, and writer in the United States of America.
  • Tell is not much popular for his professional work.
  • He gained popularity after marrying the late actress, Patty Duke.
  • Patty was an actress from America famous for the movie The Miracle Worker.
  • Moreover, Duke had won an Academy Award for her role as Helen Keller.