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Facts of Janet Marylyn Frager

Full NameJanet Marylyn Frager
First NameJanet
Middle NameMarylyn
Last NameFrager
Professionhospital worker
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseAmos Mefford
No Of Children4

Janet Marylyn Frager is the mother of American actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks. He is best known for his comedic and dramatic roles. 

Married to a Cook

Janet Marylyn Frager was a hospital worker, and she fell in love with cook Amos Mefford Hanks, and later they tied the nuptial bond with each other. 

Their ethnicity was different; she was of Portuguese descent, whereas her husband was of English ancestry. The couple stayed together for only a few years and got divorced in 1960.

Although the exact reason for their separation is not disclosed yet.

Had four children 

She and her ex-husband had four children together. 

Their names are Sandra Hanks, a writer, Larry Hanks is an entomology Professor, Tom, who works in movies, and the youngest one Jim Hanks is also an actor and filmmaker. 

All of her kids have become successful in their respective careers. 

But there was a tough time that she had to go through a parent. When she divorced her partner, she had to choose between kids who would stay with her. 

The youngest one got to live with her while her other three stayed with their father.

Ex-husband tied the knot again 

After five years of splitting up with her, he tied the knot for the second time with a Chinese descent woman. 

Her name was Frances Wrong, and she was a resident of San Francisco. The couple married in 1965. 

The pair even had three children together. Her two of the kids lived with her step-son (Tom Hanks) while they were in high school

It has been said his father had been a great contributor to the actor's success story. He was a gem of a person, but the sad part is that he is no more in this world. 

He took his last breath at the age of sixty-eight

Has been together for 32 Years 

Her son was first wedded to American actress Samantha Lewes in 1978. The two went on to have two kids. 

It includes one son (Colin Hanks) and a daughter (Elizabeth Hanks). Unfortunately, the couple ended their relationship after being together for nine years. 

Then in 1981, the actor met actress Rita Wilson on the set of TV comedy Bosom Buddies

Again, they reunited on the sets of the comedy movie Volunteers and soon became good friends. After spending time together, they eventually began dating. 

An interesting fact about his marriage was that he converted to her faith. Since she was of Greek and Bulgarian descent and also an active member of the Greek Orthodox Church

She has been with him for almost 32 years now. The power couple is blessed with two sons. And the eldest one, Chet Hanks, even acted in the film. 

He had also released his rap in 2011. The youngest one (Truman Theodore) in the family is now 25 years old. 

Net worth

Year Net Worth Salary 
2020$400 Million $31 Million 

Her son is estimated to have a net worth of $400 Million. His salary per movie is around $31 Million

Source of income 

He gained his worth by being one of the highest-paid actors in the world. He has been part of various successful movies Worldwide

He owns an expensive house in Los Angeles, California, where he lives with his family. The family must be living a wealthy lifestyle with all the extravagant facilities. 


1. It feels sad that she is no more with us. She took her last breath at the age of 84. The reason behind her death is not known. Her son shared this news with the world through his Instagram post. 

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Updated On Wed Aug 17 2022 Published On Wed Dec 09 2020 By paper-boat

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