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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 13 November 1932Los Angeles, California, USA
Date of Death 30 October 2009Malibu, California, USA  (lung cancer)
Birth NameMichelle Marie Triola

Mini Bio (1)

Michelle Triola was born on November 13, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Michelle Marie Triola. She is known for her work on The 6th Annual American Cinema Awards (1989), The 5th Annual American Cinema Awards (1988) and 7th Annual American Cinema Awards (1990). She was married to Skip Ward. She died on October 30, 2009 in Malibu, California.

Spouse (2)

Skip Ward (26 November 1961 - 1962) (divorced)
Skip Ward (26 November 1961 - 8 June 1962) (divorced)

Trivia (6)

When actor Lee Marvin ended their 6-year live-in relationship, she sued him for financial support, even though they weren't legally married. The case was heavily covered by the press at the time, and, although such cases of "palimony" are now often brought by female companions of wealthy men, she did not in fact win the case, as is widely and wrongly believed.
She is not step-mother of Barry Van Dyke, Christian Van Dyke, Carrie Beth van Dyke and Stacy Van Dyke. Because Michelle Triola was never legally married to actor Dick Van Dyke, she is not in any way legally and/or officially related to anyone in the Van Dyke family.
Underwent surgery for lung cancer in April 2008.
She is survived by her sister, Diane Triola Johnson, of Los Angeles, California.
Legally changed her name to "Michelle Triola Marvin" in May 1970.
Lived with Dick Van Dyke from 1976 until her death.

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