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Marlene Kamakawiwoʻole


Facts of Marlene Kamakawiwoole

Full NameMarlene Kamakawiwoʻole
First NameMarlene
Last NameKamakawiwoʻole
ProfessionCelebrity Wife
Birth CityHonolulu, Hawaii
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseIsrael Kamakawiwoʻole
No Of Children1
Date of Birth1962
Married Date1982

Marlene Kamakawiwoʻole is well known for being the wife of the late Hawaiian singer Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

Marlene was born in 1962 in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii.

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Relationship status of Marlene and Israel

Marlene and Israel got married to each other in 1982. They got separated after the death of Israel on June 26, 1997

They were known to be childhood sweethearts. 

Israel even used to introduce his wife Marlene during his live performance, and Marlene used to dance while her husband would sing. 

Marlene used to perform Hula, which was a Hawaiian dance. 

Marlene Kamakawiwoʻole with her husband late Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
Marlene Kamakawiwoʻole with her husband late Israel Kamakawiwoʻole. Source: Facebook

Children of Marlene and Israel

Marlene and Israel are parents of a daughter named Ceslie-Ann Kamakawiwoʻole. She was born in 1983

Although Ceslie was the daughter of a celebrity, she came to fame after she committed a crime on August 7, 2016. 

At the age of 33, she was arrested for stealing and driving a vehicle outside a shopping mall. The incident was caught on camera. 

About her husband, Israel 

Israel Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole was born on May 20, 1959, in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii. He was a musician, singer, songwriter, and activist. 

Some of his songs are “Over the Rainbow,” “In This Life,” “Kaleohano” and others. Israel was named “The Voice of Hawai ‘I” in 2010 by National Public Radio

He left the world on June 26, 1997, at the age of 38, due to respiratory insufficiency. The Hawaiian flag was flown at half-staff during his funeral. 

He was also suffering from obesity, as he weighed 343kg at one point in his life. 

Marlene Kamakawiwoʻole with her husband Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
Marlene Kamakawiwoʻole with her husband Israel Kamakawiwoʻole. Source: Facebook

Israel's perspective on deciding right and wrong scenarios

In an interview, Israel shared that he was raised to always be objective and listen to what other people have to say. 

He added basically, there are two things, i.e., watch and listen, and if you do those two basic things, you can pretty much figure out any case scenario that happens, and you don’t need to be a rocket scientist, you don’t have to have a college degree to know what is right and what is wrong. 

Somewhere Over The Rainbow was recorded on the first take

In 1988, when Israel wanted to record the song “Somewhere in the Rainbow,” he called a local studio and said he needed to record something right there and then. 

He made an emotional appeal to the engineer, saying that if he could come in as he had an idea. 

Afterward, in a single take, he recorded the iconic version of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” In 2018, his song was shown in an animated movie, Moana

It had an animated version model of Israel where he was singing the song on a beach in a Hawaii cultural dress. 

Israel had problems with transportation

Israel had a problem with the physical part of the body due to obesity. 

He was carrying a weight of 757 pounds with a height of 1.8m (6 feet 2 inches), which made it difficult for him to stand and walk properly. 

During walks, he used to carry a stick along for support. It was hard for him to travel far through airplane. 

He had to sit in a forklift as he couldn’t walk up the stairs of the airplane. 

The forklift would lift him outside the airplane door, and with the help of a stick, he used to get up from the place and get inside. 

Even while having a seat inside the airplane, he used to cover the place of two to three people. 

Net Worth 

The net worth of Marlene is under review. Instead, her husband, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, left over a net worth of $3 million


  1. The age of Marlene Kamakawiwoʻole is 62 years old.
Updated On Wed Dec 27 2023 Published On Tue Oct 31 2023 By Smity

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