Mary Sue Wittauer, Jimmy Dean’s ex-wife

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Mary Sue Wittauer

Mary Sue Wittauer was the ex-wife of Jimmy Dean. Mary Sue’s ex-husband, Jimmy was an American country music singer, television host, actor, and businessman. He was the creator of the Jimmy Dean sausage brand as well as the spokesman for its TV commercials. He became a national television personality starting on CBS in 1957. He rose to fame for his 1961 country music crossover hit into rock and roll with “Big Bad John” and his 1963 television series The Jimmy Dean Show, which gave puppeteer Jim Henson his first national media exposure.

Mary Sue Wittauer’s husband, Dean’s acting career included appearing in the early seasons in the Daniel Boone TV series as the sidekick of the famous frontiersman played by star Fess Parker. Later he was on the big screen in a supporting role as billionaire Willard Whyte in the James Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever (1971).

He lived near Richmond, Virginia, and was nominated for the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010, though died before his induction that year at the age of 81.

Mary Sue’s ex-husband was born on August 10, 1928 but much is not known about her date and place of birth. She became popular after her marriage to Jimmy.

How did Mary Sue Wittauer and Dean meet? The couples have not shared any information publicly about how they meet. However, Dean was 22 and just starting in show business when he married his first wife, Mary Sue, in 1950. The couples got married in 1950 in a beautiful ceremony in the presence of their friends, family, and loved ones.

Their marriage didn’t last forever. Mary Sue Wittauer divorced his husband Dean in 1990. Their divorce was due to her husband’s affair with country-singer Donna Meade who later became his second wife.

Mary Sue and Jimmy Dean were married for 40 years. Their 40-year marriage produced three children, Garry, Connie, and Robert. She has two granddaughters, Caroline Taylor (Connie’s daughter) and Brianna Dean (Robert’s daughter).

Much was not heard from Mary after her divorce from Dean.

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