Arlene Litman is the mother of Lisa Bonet. Litman’s daughter Bonet is an American actress and activist. Bonet starred in two of the comedian Bill Cosby’s productions on NBC, The Cosby Show, and A Different World, as the unorthodox, free-spirited Denise Huxtable.
Arlene Litman: Profile Summary
|Name||Arlene Joyce Litman|
|Famous as||Mother of Lisa Bonet|
|Date of Birth||11 February 1940|
|Birthplace||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America|
|Age at time of death||58 years old|
|Date of death||3 March 1998|
|place of death||Los Angeles, California, United States of America|
|Parents||Father -Eli Litman|
Mother – Sylvia Ellen Goldvarg
Arlene Joyce Litman was born 11 February 1940 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the United States of America to Eli Litman (1912-1986) and Sylvia Ellen Goldvarg (1916-2016) and she died on 3 March 1998 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.
After Arlene Litman and Allen Bonet were divorced, she raised their daughter as a single mother, 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.
Though Lisa Bonet was the only child from 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.
Sadly, she 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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.