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Full NameEllen Burstyn

Ellen Burstyn is an Oscar and a Tony Award winner American actress. She is known best for her roles in films such as The Exorcist, The Last Picture Show and Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.

Ellen Burstyn’s husband

Ellen Burstyn had three spouses till date. At first she married Bill Alexander. They tied their knot in marriage in December 1951. But sadly their marriage could not last and they got a divorce in 1957. She then got married with Paul Roberts. They got married in September 14, 1958. They adopted a child together in 1961. They their adopted son was named Jefferson. But sadly Ellen Burstyn’s this marriage also could not last and they ended their marriage in divorce in April 23, 1962. 

 Ellen Burstyn started dating Neil Nephew who was her fellow actor. They decided to spend the rest of their lives together and tied their knot in marriage in November 12, 1964. Neil Nephew later changed his name to Neil Burstyn. Ellen Burstyn did not had any idea that Neil Burstyn was suffering from schizophrenia which is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal behavior, strange speech and a decreased ability to understand reality. 

She eventually left her after Neil Burstyn constantly violent towards her. He attempted to get back with her but she declined. She got divorce from him in 1972. She revealed through her autobiography, “Lessons in Becoming Myself” that he stalked her for 6 years after the divorce. He also raped her after breaking into her house. As the spouse rape was not legally a crime at the time, he did not face any charges. He then committed suicide and died in 1978. 

After this horrifying incident Ellen Burstyn did not marry anyone. It is not a surprise that anyone would even think of marrying after what her third husband did. She is single right now. 

Ellen Burstyn’s net worth

The net worth of Ellen Burstyn is estimated to be 20 million dollars. She is one of the renowned actresses in the world. Her spectacular performance has led her to win 2 Emmy Awards, an Academy Award and others. She has a house which resides in 3000 square foot which lies in New York’s Hudson Valley region. She purchased that house for $750,000 in 1989. She has spent millions of dollars to renovate her house. 

Ellen Burstyn’s wiki

Ellen Burstyn was born on December 7, 1932. Her current age is 86 years old as of 2018. She was born in Detroit, Michigan which lies in the United States. She was named Edna Rae Gillooly at birth. Her nationality is American. She is also known as Ellen McRae. Her parents are Correine Marie and John Austin Gillooly. 

She also hosted an American sitcom, The Ellen Burstyn Show from 1986 to 1987. The show got cancelled after 13 episodes. 

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Updated On Sat Aug 31 2019 Published On Wed Aug 14 2019 By paper-boat

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