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Who was Beth Howland? All About Charles Kimbrough’s Wife

Unfortunately, Hollywood actor Charles Kimbrough, best known for his role as the straight-faced anchorman Jim Dial in the CBS show Murphy Brown has died. He passed away at the age of 86 on January 11 in Culver City, California.

The heartbreaking news of the Murphy Brown star’s demise was confirmed by his son John Kimbrough. As of this moment, the cause behind the death of Charles Kimbrough has not been revealed publicly.

When it comes to the personal life of Charles Kimbrough, throughout his life, he walked down the aisle a total of two times. At first, he tied the knot with Mary Jane Wilson in the year 1961 and the pair got divorced in 1991.

Soon after his divorce from Mary, the Tales of the Unexpected star got married to his Company co-star Beth Howland. The pair said their vows in 2002 and they were together until her untimely death in 2015. Continue reading further to know more about Charles Kimbrough’s late wife Beth Howland.

Here’s everything you need to know about Charles Kimbrough’s wife Beth Howland

Just like Charles, his wife Beth Howland was no stranger to the entertainment industry. She was an actress by profession. She was born on May 28, 1941, in Brighton, Massachusetts, U.S. Her real name was Elizabeth Howland.

During her acting career, Howland worked on stage as well as television. She was most noted for playing the character of waitress Vera Gorman in the sitcom Alice. In addition to this, she also originated the role of Amy in the original Broadway cast of Stephen Sondheim’s Company. Back in the day, she had parts in musicals like Bye Bye BirdieHigh SpiritsDrat! The Cat! and Darling of the Day. 

Beth Howland was married twice

Yeah, you read that right. Before getting married to the Murphy Brown star Charles Kimbrough, she tied the knot with actor Michael J. Pollard, in the year 1961. The former couple pulled the plug on their relationship in 1969 after almost 8 years of marriage. The exes welcomed a daughter together.

In the year 2002, the Alice star got hitched to Charles Kimbrough. Since then, the two lovebirds were together until the day of her death in 2015. Charles and Beth didn’t have any children together.

How did Beth Howland die?

For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, Charles’ wife Beth Howland left for the heavenly abode in the year 2015. She passed at the age of 74 on New Year’s Eve after a battle with lung cancer. Then, Charles shared the sad news of her death and stated that she didn’t want a funeral or memorial.

During an earlier interview with The New York Times, Charles talked about Beth’s decision to not have a funeral. At that time, he said, “It was the Boston side of her personality coming out. She didn’t want to make a fuss.”

Charles Kimbrough is survived by his son John Kimbrough.

Sending love, light, and strength to the near and dear ones of the Hollywood actor during this time of difficulty. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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