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Full NameStephanie Shorr
First NameStephanie
Last NameShorr
ProfessionCelebrity Ex-Wife
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusDivorced
SpouseTom Smothers (1963-1967)
No Of Children1

Stephanie Shorr was famous as an ex-wife of the late American-born actor and comedian mainly recognized as one-half of the groundbreaking musical comedy duo, The Smothers Brothers, Tom Smothers.

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Her marriage to Tom lasted for four years

Stephanie and Tom got married in 1963. The couple became the parents of their only son, Thomas Bolyn Smothers, in 1965. 

However, they decided to call it quits in 1967. The reason behind their divorce is not known. Thomas sadly passed away in April 2023 at the age of 57.

Stephanie Shorr with her son Thomas
Stephanie Shorr with her son Thomas. Source: Davis Funeral Homes (Tribute Slides)
Stephanie Shorr late son Thomas and grandson Phoenix Parrish Smothers
Stephanie Shorr late son Thomas and grandson Phoenix Parrish Smothers. Source: Davis Funeral Homes (Tribute Slides)

Her ex-husband married twice after getting divorced from her

Her ex-husband moved on with his life after getting divorced from her. He married for the second time to Rochelle Robley in 1974

His second marriage was also not successful, as it lasted for only two years. His third marriage to Marcy Karriker in 1990 was the longest. 

They were together until his demise. Tom and Marcy shared two kids, Bo and Riley Rose, born in 1991 and 1996, respectively.

The birth of the Smothers Brothers

"The Smothers Brothers" is still one of the most iconic and innovative comedy programs and has left an indelible impression in the entertainment industry. 

During an interview back in 2000, the duo Smothers brothers, Tom and Dick, shared how they gave birth to The Smothers Brothers.

According to Tom, he was eight or nine years old when he started playing guitar. He wished to become a bandleader. 

They started singing in choirs in high school and originally formed a barbershop quartet. 

Then in the late 1950s, The Kingston Trio came, and folk songs started taking off. Tom started thinking of an introduction to them. 

It was a trio for the first year. Tom made up stories about songs and got a laugh. 

The trio didn't make itself to interact with the three guys, so one of the members, Bobby, left the group, and it became more natural for Dick to start interacting with Tom, Dick said.

They started musically because they were going to be musicians, and although Tom's introductions were incidental and interesting, singing was the most important thing for them. 

After about four weeks of performing, Tom made an introduction, and the introduction would be different in every show. 

They would do three or four songs a day, so they eventually ran out of ideas. 

So Dick asked, trying to repeat that stuff, and he thought talking repeatedly was sort of lying, but he repeated something, and he got a laugh. 

They didn’t seem to know it was repeated, Tom said. He then started repeating it, and Dick would say, “That’s wrong”. 

And pretty soon, he would say, “That’s wrong, You’re stupid.” 

It sort of became an argument, and he would say,” Mom always liked you best, the line became their famous line. That was how it all started from. 

They appeared on the CBS sitcom The Smothers Brothers Show from 1965 to 1966 and later had the Smothers Brothers Comedy hour, but they were fired. 

It took them three years to get rid of it. Then they started doing plays and theatre and started working again. 

After two to three years in theatre, they started doing Smothers Brothers again. 

The cause of her ex-husband's death 

Her ex-husband, Tom Smothers, sadly passed away at his home in Santa Rose, California, on the 26th of December, 2023, after battling cancer. 

He was diagnosed with stage two lung cancer. He was 86. During his final moment, he was surrounded by family members. 

After his demise, the other half of the comedy duo, his brother Dick expressed a heartfelt condolence by releasing a statement saying that Tom was not only a loving brother but also a one-of-a-kind creative partner, and he is forever grateful to have spent a lifetime together with him, on and off stage for over 60 years. 

He also expressed that their relationship was like a good marriage, the longer they were together, the more they loved and respected one another. 

They were truly blessed to have one another in their lives.

Net Worth 

Her net worth is currently under review. Her ex-husband, at the time of his death, had a net worth of $10 million.


  1. Her ex-husband passed away at the age of 86.
Updated On Fri Dec 29 2023 Published On Fri Dec 29 2023 By Sabina

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