Marge Cooney

Phil Donahue's Ex-Wife

Facts of Marge Cooney

Name Marge Cooney
Gender Female
Birth Country United States of America
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Net worth $25 million
Marital Status Divorced
Spouse Phil Donahue (m. 1958–1975)
Children Mary Rose, Jim, Daniel, Michael, and Kevin Donahue
Hair Color White
Eye Color Hazel

When Marge Cooney and her college sweetheart-turned estranged husband, Phil Donahue decide to get free from marital bond, it wasn’t the cause of misunderstanding, but the sign they have begun to. Probably it was unnecessarily taken decision by their misery held by infidelity.

Cooney was born as Margaret Cooney in the United States of America. What happened to Cooney after she divorced Phil? Does she marry again or she is single? If you love to explore more about Cooney’s personal life, then read the article, where you can find amazing things about her.

Is Marge Cooney Dead or Alive?

The ex-wife of media personality, Cooney is not dead yet and lives a prosperous life. She is currently out of the limelight of the media and keeps a down-to-earth personality. More upon this, she is a sensitive woman, who occasionally makes public appearances.

On the other hand, many people mistakenly considered Mrs. Cooney dead in late-2018 after seeing some obituaries showing identity. But, the false news revealed that there was a woman named Margaret M. Cooney, who passed away at the age of 90 on 4th December 2018.

Cooney & Phil’s First Meeting

Marge and the Body of War filmmaker, Donahue spent the most glorious moments in their marital relationship until they got apart. The former pair are college sweethearts, who introduced themselves for the first time at Notre Dame, while Marge was studying at Marquette University. They then began to share quality time in a relationship.

Phil Donahue(Right) and Marge Cooney (Left)
Phil Donahue(Right) and Marge Cooney (Left)
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Upon graduating in 1957, the pair became engaged and married in the winter of February 1, 1958, in a close ceremony in the presence of their close friends, family, and relatives. After 17 years in marriage, the duo eventually divorced because of some personal differences in 1975.

Five Children with her Husband, Donahue

Cooney and The Phil Donahue Show host, Phil welcomed five children, including four sons, Michael (born in 1959), Kevin (born in 1960), Daniel (born in 1961), James (born in 1963), and one daughter, Mary Rose Donahue (born in 1965). After the divorce settlement, Marge moved to Albuquerque, the largest city of New Mexico while Donahue took custody of their four sons.

On the other hand, Marge’s youngest son, James Patrick Donahue aka Jim died at the age of 51 due to an aortic aneurysm in the first week of April 2014. He used to live in Honolulu, where he practiced law. Also read about, Lori Andrade‘s married life.

Net Worth of Marge’s Ex-Spouse, Phil

Cooney’s former marital partner, Donahue’s net worth is $25 Million as of 2020. He currently earns a substantial amount of remuneration from his profession. In a similar way, an American media personality grasps $45,720 as a salary per year so that Phill’s annual salary might be accumulated in the same range.

Phil Donahue and his wife, Marlo Thomas
Phil Donahue and his wife, Marlo Thomas
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The recipient of 20 Emmy Awards, Phill earned a handsome earning as the creator and host of reality-TV talk show, The Phil Donahue Show (also known as Donahue). He carried his popular show from the time of the 1960s to the mid-1990s, while starring alongside Sammy Davis Jr., and Dolly Parton, among others. The show received 6.3 out of 10 stars from 265 viewers as well.

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