Chuck Barris’s wives were Lyn Levy, Robin Altman, and Mary Clagett. In 2017, when it was announced that the host of the American TV game show host had passed on at the age of 88, he was still with his third and final wife, Clagett.
The producer had an amazing career life that spanned more than 50 years. While his career life was exceptional, his love life was not so much great as in between, he had gone through two failed marriages. Here is all we know about his love life.
Meet Chuck Barris’ Wives
Sasha Lyn Levy
The first woman that Chuck was married to was Sasha Lynn Levy. She was born in 1937 in Philadelphia. She was brought up alongside an older brother, Robert Levy by their parents, Leon Levy and Blanche Levy.
As regards her education, Sasha attended the Stevens School in Philadelphia and from there, she moved to Bradford College in Massachusetts. She moved to New York where she started her career in the entertainment industry.
It was while she was in New York that she met the man whom she later married, Chuck Barris. Chuck and Lyn got married in 1957. She has worked on some shows together with her husband.
The marriage lasted for 19 years before it came to an end in divorce in 1976. The union was blessed with a daughter, Della Barris.
Lyn Levy remained unmarried until 2010 when she died at the age of 73 after battling cancer. In the years leading to her death, she maintained a very private life. She painted and got involved with different bodies including the Jewish Museum, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Moore College of Arts.
The second woman that got married to Robin Altman was Chuck Barris. Altman was born on May 8, 1952, in the United States.
Not much is known about her outside of her marriage to Chuck. The pair got married in 1980, 4 years after his marriage to Lyn ended. They remained together until their divorce in1999.
The third and final woman that became Chuck Barris’s wife was Mary Barris. The pair got married in 2000 just a year after Chuck’s marriage to Altman came to an end. They were said to have been dating on and off for more than 3 years before getting married.
A former model, Mary Clagett was born in Mach 1959 to her parents, Argo Ballard Clagett and John Michael Clagett, and was brought up together with her four siblings. Although there is no clear information about her education, we know that she once worked as a model
Mary and Chuck got married in a quiet union at Barris’s home. They would go on to remain together until the death of Chuck in 2017. One fascinating thing about them is that they maintained a certain kind of closeness even though Mary was 30 years younger than Barris.
Chuck and Mary Clagett did not have children together and she has never had any kids of her own from previous relationships.
Chuck Barris’ Children
Even though he was married 3 times, Barris only had a single child, a daughter named Della Barris. Bella was born to the American TV Game Show producer on 24 December 1962.
Unsurprisingly, Chuck Barris’ daughter was also involved in the entertainment business like her other family members. She appeared in her father’s works including The Gong Show Movie (1980) and The Gong Show (1976).
Sadly, Della died on July 28, 1998, in Brentwood, California, the USA at the age of 36. The cause of her death was an overdose of drugs and alcohol. An excess of Vodka and cocaine was said to be what led to her death.
The death of his only daughter left Barris devasted and with so many regrets including allowing her to go out and start living on her own when she was only 16 years old.