Who is Marge Cooney? Her Bio, Net Worth, Husband, Kids, Death

There are so many people who came to the spotlight as the wife or ex-wife. Likewise, she was also the ex-wife of Phil Donahue who is an American media personality, writer, and film producer.

Her Death

On Friday, February 2, 2018, Marge Cooney died at Brandywine at Wall. The funeral was attended by her children and extended family. 

She was also a parishioner of St. Mark’s Church, Sea Girt. Also, her long-time members of the Spring Lake Golf Club and St. Joan of Arc Church Boca Raton, FL have attended the funeral. 

Marge Cooney entered this earth in West Orange, Margie, and lived in Chatham, NJ and Boca Raton, FL for 30 years. Besides, she was a summer resident of Sea Girt for 57 years. She was American by her nationality and belongs to a white ethnical background.

Who is Marge Cooney Ex-Husband?

As we early told you that Marge Cooney’s ex-husband is an American TV host and the creator of ‘The Phil Donahue Show.’ The show is one of the first talk show where the audience participates. Besides, he also worked as a writer and film producer too. During the year 1996, he was among the top 50 TV Guide‘s 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time for his talk show.

The American TV host was born on 21 December 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He graduated from St. Edward High School in Cleveland. But then he moved to study at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana from where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1957.

Her Ex-Husband Career

Her ex-husband was a production assistant on KYW radio and WKYC-TV. Right after his graduation from college, he went to work as a program director for WABJ radio in Adrian, Michigan. After this, he worked for the  CBS Morning News. At that time, he was a stringer for them. 

Then he moved to work as an anchor at WHIO-TV in Dayton, Ohio. After that, he also worked for the talk show named Conversation Piece. There he worked as a host. The show run from 1963 to 1967 on WHIO radio.

Likewise, 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. 

Caption: Marge Cooney’s Ex-husband (Source: hdnux)

But then in the year 1967 on the 6th of November, he left the WHIO-TV. After that, he worked for 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 as well. It also went to Chicago in the year 1974 and in 1984, the show went to New York City.

As a Co-Host 

Besides, he has also appeared on NBC’s The Today Show as a contributor which runs from 1979 until 1988. After that, he worked as a co-hosted Pozner/Donahue from 1991 to 1994. Likewise, he also worked for the show U.S.–Soviet Space Bridge. 

There he appeared as a co-hosted along with Soviet journalist Vladimir Pozner. In July 2002, he was cast in the show called Donahue on MSNBC as a host. Unfortunately, the show was dropped by MSNBC on February 25, 2003. After this, he worked for the documentary film Body of War in 2006. 

There he worked as co-director in the film. The film was listed as one of the movies to be considered for an Oscar nomination in November 2007 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was awarded 20 Emmy Awards from his broadcasting career.

He has also received 10 awards for Outstanding Talk Show Host. One of his awards is an award for hosting the show, The Phil Donahue Show. In the year 1980, he won the prestigious Peabody Award. On November 20, 1993, he was drafted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame.

Net Worth of Marge Cooney 

Her ex-husband Phil Donahue owns an estimated net worth of around $25 million. His main source of incomes is from the producer, writer, and TV host

Personal Life of Marge Cooney Ex-Husband

We early told you that Marge Cooney’s ex-husband is an American TV host and the creator of ‘The Phil Donahue Show.’ The couple married in 1958. Likewise, from their marriages, they have five children together. Their names are Michael, Kevin, Daniel, Mary Rose, and James Donahue. 

However, the marriage was not a happy one and they divorce it in the year 1975. After the divorce, Marge was single and lived a blessed full life along with her children.

Caption: Marge Cooney’s ex-husband with his new wife (Source: Pinterest)

On the other hand, her ex-husband Phil has moved to his own life and married Marlo Thomas. The couple tied their knot on 21 May 1980 and residing in Manhattan, USA.