Michael Tell is an American rock music producer. He is best known as the ex-husband of American actress Patty Duke. The couple’s marriage made headlines in the early 1970s after they separated shortly after walking down the aisle.
Although decades have passed since the couple’s divorce, Duke fans are still interested to know about Michael. What is Michael Tell doing now? Where is he? Has he remarried after his failed marriage to Patty?
Who Is Michael Tell?
Michael rose to fame in the 1970s after he married the famous actress Patty Duke. After the end of their relationship, Michael has completely hidden his lifestyle from the media. He has also been inactive on social media, which has made his lifestyle mysterious.
In addition, there is no information about his life before he met the actress from The Miracle Worker. His age, birthday, and career are also under the media’s radar for the time being.
Michael’s Marriage To Patty Duke Ended In A Couple Of Weeks
Michael Tell didn’t date actress Duke for long before he tied the knot with her. Michael and Patty married in June 1970. According to sources, the Academy Award-winning actress married Michael in a manic state. She impulsively married Michael, who had sublet her apartment.
People reported that Patti had just found out she was expecting a son before she exchanged vows with Michael. Michael and Duke broke up just 13 days after their marriage, and a year later they annulled their relationship.
Patty Duke Was Married Four Times
Academy Award-winning actress Patty Duke was married four times during her lifetime. She was first married to director Harry Falk in 1965. Her first husband was 13 years her senior. Just four years after their marriage, they divorced in 1969.
After her first divorce, Patty tied the knot with Michael Tell, which ended just 13 days after the divorce. After her second marriage failed, Patty began dating actor John Astin, whom she married in 1972. In 1973 they had a son, actor Mackenzie Astin. Patti and Astin ended their marriage after 13 years in 1985.
Patty’s fourth marriage was to drill sergeant Michael Pearce. They married in 1986 and remained together as husband and wife until her death in 2016. The couple had no children but adopted a son, Kevin, who was born in 1988.
Michael Tell’s Ex-Wife Patty Duke Died At 69
Michael Teal’s ex-wife Patty Duke died on 29 March 2016 at the age of 69. Patty, famous for her portrayal of Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, died of sepsis caused by a ruptured bowel.
Her death was announced by Patty’s agent, Mitchell K. Stubbs. Meanwhile, Patty’s son Sean Astin released a statement on behalf of the family saying:
“This morning, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, matriarch and the exquisite artist, humanitarian, and champion for mental health, Anna PATTY DUKE Pearce, closed her eyes, quieted her pain and ascended to a beautiful place.”
The statement continued,
“We celebrate the infinite love and compassion she shared through her work and compassion throughout her life.”
The Duchess had previously struggled with bipolar disorder in 1982.
She was born Anna Maria Duke on 14 December 1946 in Elmhurst, New York. She began her acting career at an early age and had her first major role in 1959 when she played Helen Keller on Broadway.
Is Michael Tell The Father Of Patty’s Son Sean?
Actress Patty Duke gave birth to a son, Sean, on 25 February 1971. Patty gave birth to her son less than a year after the end of her marriage to Michael Tell. For years, many of her fans believed that Michael was Sean’s father.
Meanwhile, Patty’s relationship with Tell lasted only a few days, during which time she was also in relationships with several other men. This led to confusion about who Sean’s real father was.
Eventually, Patty came to the conclusion that the father of her child Sean was the actor John Astin. The actor was married at the time, so they kept their relationship a secret for a while. After he divorced his first wife, Suzanne Hahn, John and Patty married in 1972.
Years later, when Sean was 14, his mother, Joan, confessed that his real father was Desi Arnaz Junior, who already had two daughters, Haley Arnaz and Julia Arnaz. After that, actor Sean Astin continued to improve his relationship with Arnaz. Meanwhile, when Sean was about 26 years old, he met a relative of Tell who claimed that they were somehow related.
Sean then undertook to find out his biological father and carried out a DNA test between him and three possible men. The paternity test showed that his biological father was Michael Tell. People reported that Sean said in 2001: “If you want to know who I am, John Astin is my father and Michael Tell is my biological father.”
Quick Facts About Michael Tell
|United States of America
|5 feet 10 inches (1.78m)