Arlene Litman- Everything About Lisa Bonet’s mother

Arlene Litman
One of the only pictures of Lisa Bonet’s mom, Arlene Liman (left)

Arlene Litman is the mother of Lisa Bonet. Arlene Litman’s daughter is an American actress and activist. Bonet starred in two of the comedian Bill Cosby’s productions on NBC, The Cosby Show which she earned widespread acclaim and a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 1986, and A Different World, as the unorthodox, free-spirited Denise Huxtable.

Arlene Litman: Bio Summary

Name Arlene Joyce Litman
Famous asMother of Lisa Bonet
Date of Birth11 February 1940
BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Age at time of death58 years old
Date of death3 March 1998
place of death Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Zodiac SignSagittarius
ParentsFather -Eli Litman
Mother – Sylvia Ellen Goldvarg
ChildrenLisa Bonet

Who is Arlene Litman, Lisa Bonet’s Mother?

Arlene Joyce Litman was born on 11 February 1940 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the United States of America to Eli Litman (1912-1986) and Sylvia Ellen Goldvarg (1916-2016). Arlene Joyce was a white Jewish American. She passed away on 3 March 1998 in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America. She died of Breast cancer. Lisa Bonet’s mother, Arlene Litman was a music teacher.

Lisa Bonet’s mother, Arlene Litman, fell in love with Allen Bonet, an opera singer, and subsequently, they were married but Arlene’s parents and brother were dead set against it.

In an interview, Lisa Bonet then confesses that her mother’s family wasn’t nice towards her because she didn’t look like a typical Jewish girl and she was biracial. Arlene Litman was an Ashkenazi Jewish and came from Polish and Russian stock, while her husband, Allen Bonet was an African-American. Bonet’s parents separated when she was still a baby.

After Arlene Litman and Allen Bonet were divorced, she raised their daughter as a single mother moving to the Los Angeles area, and this resulted in a distance growing between father and daughter. Arlene Litman and Allen got divorced when Lisa was still very young. Arlene Bonet never remarried while Allen Bonet remarried Deborah Bonet.

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Though Lisa Bonet was the only child of her mother and father, she has several other half-siblings from her father, namely Anjanine Bonet, Chiara Bonet, Kaemon Allen Bonet, Kolin Bonet, Kadhja Bonet, and Aleia Bonet.

What happened to Lisa Bonet’s mother?

Sadly, Lisa Bonet’s mother passed away in March 1998, Arlene Litman was 58 years old at the time of her death. Followed by the death of her husband, Allen in 2008, he passed away from a heart attack after being ill for many years.

Lisa Bonet made her mother proud before her mother died. After being in beauty competitions and appearing in guest spots on television series as a child, Arlene Litman’s daughter Lisa landed the role of Denise Huxtable on The Cosby Show, the second oldest child of the parents played by Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad.

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In September 1992, Bonet hosted Why Bother Voting? an election special focusing on young voters’ concerns and apathy. She had supporting roles in the 1998 film Enemy of the State and the 2000 film High Fidelity. In 2003 she played Queenie in Biker Boyz, which reunited her with her A Different World co-star Kadeem Hardison.

In 1995, Lisa legally changed her name to Lilakoi Moon, although she still uses the name Lisa Bonet professionally. She had a recurring role in the 2014–15 series The Red Road, starring her partner and future husband Jason Momoa.

Arlene Litman’s daughter, Lisa began a relationship with actor Jason Momoa after, she and her ex-husband, Kravitz divorced in 1993. They married in October 2017. Bonet and Momoa have two children: a daughter, Lola, born in July 2007, and a son, Nakoa-Wolf, born in December 2008.

In January 2022, the Hollywood couple announced their separation. On January 8, 2024, Bonet filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason. In her divorce filing, the actress revealed that she and Momoa had separated on October 7, 2020. Court documents which were obtained by People Magazine confirmed that Bonet and Momoa’s divorce was granted one day later.

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There’s no information about the net worth of Arlene Litman and Allen Bonet. However, Lisa Bonet’s net worth is estimated to be around $10 million per Celebrity Net worth.

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