Fay Maltese, Gene Hackman’s ex-wife

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Fay Maltese

Fay Maltese is the ex-wife of Gene Hackman. Fay Maltese’s ex-husband Hackman is an American retired actor, novelist, and United States Marine. In a career that has spanned more than six decades, Hackman has won two Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, one Screen Actors Guild Award, and two BAFTAs. Nominated for five Academy Awards, Faye Maltese’s ex-husband, Hackman won Best Actor for his role as Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle in the critically acclaimed thriller The French Connection and Best Supporting Actor as “Little” Bill Daggett in Clint Eastwood’s Western film Unforgiven. His other nominations for Best Supporting Actor came with the films Bonnie and Clyde and I Never Sang for My Father, with a second Best Actor nomination for Mississippi Burning.

Fay Maltese: Profile Summaey

Full NameFay Maltese
Famous asThe ex-wife of Gene Hackman
Date of birth1929
Place of BirthUnited States of America
Date of DeathApril 26, 2017
Age at Time of Death88
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityMixed
ChildrenChristopher Allen Hackman, Leslie Anne Hackman, Elizabeth Jean Hackman

Fay Maltese was born in 1929 and died on April 26, 2017. Fay was 88 years old at the time of death. The exact date and place of her birth have not been made public.

How did the two former love birds meet? Well, Feye Maltese and her ex-husband have not spoken publicly about the circumstances under with they meet and how they feel in love. They dated for 1 year after getting together in Jan 1955 and married on 1st Jan 1956. The couples got married in a beautiful ceremony in the presence of their friends, family, and loved ones.

The couple stayed together for about three decades before calling it a quit. The reason behind their divorce was never made public. The couple kept the reason away from the media. However, their 30 years of marriage resulted in three children. They are Christopher Allen Hackman, Leslie Anne Hackman and, Elizabeth Jean Hackman.

After their divorce, much was not heard from Fay Maltese until her death in 2017. Much is not known about the cause of death of Fey. The ex-husband on the other hand, In 1991 he married classical pianist Betsy Arakawa; they have a home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Faye Maltese’s ex-husband Hackman is a supporter of the Democratic Party and was proud to be included on Nixon’s Enemies List. However, he has spoken fondly of Republican president Ronald Reagan.

He is an avid fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars and regularly attended Jaguars games as a guest of then-head coach Jack Del Rio. Their friendship goes back to Del Rio’s playing days at the University of Southern California.

In January 2012, the then 81-year-old Hackman was riding a bicycle in the Florida Keys when he was struck by a car. He made a full recovery, and was still an active bicyclist as of 2021, at the age of 91.

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