Marie Mandry is the ex-wife of iconic actor Héctor Elizondo. Marie Mandry’s husband is an Award-winning actor who has a successful career spanning 40 years that includes film, television, theater, and radio. He gained the public’s attention for playing Phillip Watters in the television series Chicago Hope (1994–2000) and Ed Alzate in the television series Last Man Standing (2011–2021). He is the recipient of an Obie Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two ALMA Awards. He has also received nominations for a Drama Desk Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Satellite Award, and five Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Marie Mandry: Bio Summary
|Héctor Elizondo’s ex-wife
|Date of Birth
|Place of Birth
|United States of America
|Héctor Elizondo (m. 1963–1964)
Who is Marie Mandry?
Marie Mandry was the second wife of Héctor Elizondo. The couple tied the knot in a beautiful wedding ceremony in 1963 in the presence of their friends, families, and loved ones. Before Mandry, the actor was married to Marie Rivera. Elizondo and Rivera were the parents of one child- Rodd Elizondo. However, they ended their marriage just a year after they walked down the aisle. The actor said they got married because “it was the right thing to do.”
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Elizondo was a father at 19. “It happened.” He dropped out of New York’s City College. “I had to get married. I had to take care of my boy. I had to go to work.”- He told the Los Angeles Times.
After divorcing his first wife, Héctor’s parents and sister helped him raise his son because he was in a better position to take care of the child than the mother. “I was a very responsible dad. That changed my life. From there on in, every move I made, I had to consider my son first. . . . That’s why I’m not intimidated by anything.” He told the Los Angeles Times.
That was when Héctor decided to marry for the second time just so that his son would have a complete family; unfortunately, the union did not last. Just a year after they exchanged their vows, Elizondo and Marie Mandry called their marriage a quit in 1964. The reason behind the marriage coming to an end has not been discussed by the actor.
Héctor’s son Rodd Elizondo was a preschool teacher in San Francisco and the father of a daughter, Juliet. It pains a parent to bury their children; this was the case for Héctor, whose son’s death was a huge blow to his family. Rodd, born in 1956, died on February 24, 2017, aged 61, and was survived by his daughter.
Where is Marie Mandry now?
Marie Mandry has been totally out of the picture after her divorce from the iconic actor. It is unclear where exactly she is now and whether she ever got married again. Héctor Elizondo on the other hand moved one quick.
Since 1969, Elizondo has been married to Carolee Campbell, whom he met at the Actors Studio. Atop a bookcase is Campbell’s 1977 Emmy for an NBC special, “This Is My Son.” She quit acting shortly thereafter and is now a printer of fine-arts books.